Music For Youth Exchange – March 2018

Music For Youth Exchange returns to SWG3 on March 16th and 17th 2018.

If you’d like to attend or perform at the event Click Here




Academy of Music Open Day

Academy of Music Open Day – The Academy of Music are hosting a free practical open day, Sat 10th Feb 2018.
Instrument, performance and song writing sessions.

Click here for more info




BTN – Work Experience at The Academy of Music


One Week Studio Work Placement at The Academy of Music & Sound

Your one week placement will be as an assistant in the recording studio and will take place at a suitable time to be agreed with your school. If interested in taking part you will need to email Marc Sharpe at The Academy with the following information ASAP – limited spaces are available!

  1. Your full name.
  2. Your school.
  3. Your date of birth.
  4. A contact phone number for you.
  5. The name and department of a teacher at your school who can help with scheduling the date (email address if possible).
  6. A few lines as to why you think the placement could be of benefit to you.

Send your email to



Further Education Open Day 2017

Sat 2nd December 2017, 12pm -3pm at The Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, Glasgow, G1 4QD – MAP

The Further Education Open Day 2017 is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of Universities and Colleges about available courses in music performance, sound production and music business. Brief presentations will be made by UWS, West College, Academy of Music & Sound, Glasgow Caledonian, SAE, Glasgow Kelvin and hopefully The Royal Conservatoire Scotland. Afterwards you will be able to speak with lecturers about your options in a relaxed and friendly environment. BTN team members will be on hand to help if you need us.

The event kicks off at 12.00pm sharp so don’t be late!


Check out these short videos about the general application process and various funding opportunities.




Gig At The Grand 2017 Videos

The Gig At The Grand 2017 Videos are now live from Wednesday 14th June. One song from each bands performance has been coupled to their intro video and has been uploaded to our Behind The Noise Youtube Channel.

Click the icon in top left of player to access all other vids and remember to subscribe !

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#behindthenoise #btn2017 #GigAtTheGrand






The Noise Floor

Behind The Noise trainees are making a scene this Sunday at Stereo!


The Noise Floor // Sunday 30th // Stereo Café Bar // 1pm-4:30pm // £5 // Age 14+



This Sunday afternoon at Stereo, the BTN trainees have pulled together a special lineup of xBTN musicians and performers:

Crystal – Fresh off Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Stage supporting Paolo Nutini, five piece band Crystal are an xBTN act influenced by grunge, 80’s rock, blues and punk. We’re delighted to have this amazing outfit headlining the Noise Floor.

Lizzie Reid Band – Behind The Noise veteran Lizzie Reid is a haunting folk singer/songwriter accompanied by a stellar line up of young talented musicians. She blew the audience away with her headline set at this year’s Gig At The Grand. Check out Lizzie Reid at Gig at the Grand

Last Light – Fresh off the Gig At The Grand stage, Last Light are a three piece indie outfit from Glasgow. These guys made such an impression with their original track “Sunder” that we just had to have them at The Noise Floor! Check out their track Sunder HERE.

Cara Rose – When Cara’s voice came through the PA system at this years Gig At The Grand, you could hear a pin drop. Her performance oozes personality and character. You do not want miss her this Sunday at The Noise Floor. Check out Cara at Gig at the Grand

The Good Arms – An explosive hard rock band with punching guitar rhythms and solid drum beats. Recently returned from a tour across Finland as part of a college exchange programme, The Good Arms are raring to go at The Noise Floor. Guitarist Janne recently rocked it at the Royal Concert Hall as part of Behind The Noise’s David Bowie tribute. Check out their track HERE.

As well as a fantastic line-up, there will also be tracks by local up-and-coming artists to play between the bands.

The intention is to help strengthen the Scottish Youth music scene. Be a part of it, come along and support us this Sunday at Stereo!


The Noise Floor // Sunday 30th // Stereo Café Bar // 1pm-4:30pm // £5




Gig At The Grand 2017

Gig At The Grand 2017! Three electric nights of live performance from this year’s Behind The Noise students.

Over the last seven months school pupils from Glasgow and Renfrewshire have taken part in workshops, practical days, recording and rehearsal sessions to develop their talent and learn more about the creative industries. The shows are the result of hard work, enthusiasm, creativity, a couple of arguments and a few tears (and that’s just from the BTN tutors).

We hope you’ll come along to support and encourage all of these fantastic young dudes!

Tickets are only £4 and are available HERE





Gig At The Grand 2017 Tickets Now On Sale!

Behind The Noise presents 3 showcase events at The Classic Grand on April 18th, 19th and 20th.

Young performers from schools across Glasgow and Renfrewshire will take to the stage. For many of the 24 groups this will be their first public performance so be sure to come along and give them your support.

Tickets are only £4 for each show and thanks to our friends at Ticketweb there is no additional booking fee.

Get your tickets HERE




Daily Top Tune On Social Media

In the run up to this years Gig At The Grand shows we will be posting a Daily Top Tune every day at 4.00pm on the Official Behind The Noise Social Networks:


Make sure you follow BTN on each of the networks above to hear your track !


Remember to share every track on your own network to make this years Gig At The Grand the best ever !



Become A BBC Scotland Apprentice!

Music Radio, Festivals and Events are just some of the music related jobs you could be doing as a BBC Scotland Apprentice!

Are you passionate about the media? Are you enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and eager to get started in the exciting career you’ve always wanted? Then we want to hear from you!

The BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the media industry.
From September, BBC Scotland will be giving the opportunity for our next group of BBC Scotland Apprentices to work with BBC professionals on Radio, TV and Online content across a range of departments such as Sport, Children’s, Radio, Learning and News. They’ll also get the opportunity to learn and work with partner Glasgow Kelvin College, working towards a Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media.