The Modern Record is a Music and Arts online publication, put together to support and give exposure to budding new bands, artists and groups throughout mainly Scotland, but also the rest of the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. We provide a platform for writers and photographers to show off their work, whatever their background.

Rather than operating as an executive, The Modern Record holds the opinions of its members above its own - all content submitted to the magazine belongs to the author and we endeavour to publish every article, review or image. Members are encouraged to go out and root out the things we all miss, new and forgotten scenes.


We love to hear from people that want to get involved, especially from those wanting to make a name for themselves. We only ask that you start by helping out with the smaller gigs so we can get to know each other and make the most out of what we’re trying to do.

We’re always on the lookout for journalists, feature writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, PR and advertising gurus, marketing wizards and anything in between. You don’t need any experience or need to be published to work with us, we just want people that are passionate about what they do. Our contributors tend to work without support from the editorial team, so you need to be able to work on your own - although we are here to help if you get stuck.

Photographers need to own their equipment – photography doesn’t need to be press standard but we can’t accept pictures taken on your phone! Some of our photographers will also take you out on shoots with them as assistants, this is a great way of learning more about photography that you otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to do.

Please note The Modern Record is run as non-for-profit, therefore at this moment in time we cannot offer payment to our contributors.

Interested? Drop us an email at