Posts From the monthly archives: "October 2019"

Tell us a bit about you and what you do…  I am a specialist ALT. POP. Record Producer & Mixer. Artists and their managers hire me to send their music into space. You can usually find me hunchbacked over a mixing console and blowing something up in the various rooms in town…(Read More)

As part of the SMIA’s innovation-led development programme, designed to help nurture business talent and build infrastructure in Scotland’s music industry, we will be hosting this free entry ‘Booking and Promoting Music Shows’ workshop at Clarks bar in Dundee on Thursday 28th November 4pm – 6pm. About the Workshop Sarra Wild is a…(Read More)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the first university in Scotland to receive course accreditation from the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA). The two programmes BA (hons) in Music Business and BA (hons) in Popular Music are delivered at Perth College UHI and have been running for seven years. The SMIA exists to…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) today announces the appointment of seven new Directors who have joined its Company Board.The newly-appointed Directors of the not-for-profit organisation – which exists to represent and develop Scotland’s music industry – are Alan Clarke (The Business Growth Partnership), Caroline Parkinson (University of Edinburgh / CP Creative Project…(Read More)

O2 ABC Detail

Losing the O2 ABC music venue was a tragedy for Glasgow. I said at the time that losing a historic building hurts a city’s landscape, losing a music business hurts a city’s economy and losing a music venue hurts its soul. All are important to some extent, but to us it is the…(Read More)

Live music at the Ironworks, photo by Claire Lyall

Facing threat of closure, Dougal Perman considers the value of one of Scotland’s most significant venues. Where did Johnny Rotten have one of his best gigs ever? Which venue was pivotal in Rachel Sermani’s career? Where did Gerry Cinnamon nearly take the roof down? What’s the best place to play in the…(Read More)

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