It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our friend and Behind The Noise co-founder Ewan MacLeod. Much loved by students and colleagues alike, Ewan’s career spanned all areas of the music industry. His love of music drove everything he did. From running fan clubs as a young man he was recruited as a A&R talent scout in London and worked at a major label focussing on new artists.
His encyclopedic knowledge of the music scene led to him present two national music TV shows and write the main music column for the influential Sunday Mail. From there he worked with the music promoters behind the legendary ‘T In the Park’ music festival and was involved in the inception and creation of a new music radio station ‘Beat 106’ where he presented the breakfast show.
Over the years Ewan championed and encouraged many young artists and had a true love for all things creative. He was incredibly proud of his work in Behind The Noise and his face was that of an excited child every time he heard a new track or watched a new video that you guys had created.
He was a big personality and will be very sadly missed.
R.I.P. Ewan MacLeod
1/5/1972 – 17/12/2020
Here is a clip of Ewan interviewing The Spice Girls back in the day, the Big Man met them all!