Born To Be Wide (UK)
Olaf Furniss is founder of Wide Events CIC, which has been hosting Born To Be Wide music industry social nights for over 15 years. In 2010 he launched Wide Days - the only music business convention/showcase with a malt whisky tasting and in 2016 founded the Music Tourist CIC. The company organised the world's first music tourism summit and has developed into a consultancy to facilitate closer cooperation between the sectors.
Olaf has worked as a consultant for several music industry conferences including Sonic Visions, Bylarm, Reeperbahn Festival, GoNorth and Berlin Music Week. He previously worked as a journalist and still co-writes a weekly column for Scotland on Sunday as well as contributing to various shows on BBC Radio Scotland. He has previously written for The Scotsman, Musik Woche, I-Q, Billboard, Music Week, Audience and fono.