Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2020"

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… Hello!  I am a songwriter, vocalist, music tutor and keys player based in Glasgow.  I also work closely with Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM), a charity set up to address the gender imbalance in the industry. 2. How long have you been working in the…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) presents ‘I Work In Music’ – a new series consisting of educational and entertaining…

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We are extremely saddened to see the doors of Scotland’s invaluable independent venues close during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. While it is absolutely crucial these steps are taken as a precaution in the interest of staff and public safety, they now need your support more than ever in order to safeguard their futures…(Read More)

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a financial package to assist self-employed individuals facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the outbreak…(Read More)

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Greater clarification has now been provided on the business (non-domestic) rates relief (discounts) offered by the Scottish Government. Music businesses are listed in the Leisure category covered by the scheme, which includes arts centres, cinemas, music venues, studios, live music venues and theatres…(Read More)

Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

On Wednesday 18 March Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture in the Scottish Government, announced a financial support package for businesses in Scotland worth £2.2Bn. Following the UK Chancellor’s announcement on Tuesday pledging a £330Bn package, the Scottish Government’s additional funding provides much needed financial assistance to struggling…(Read More)

MVT Open Letter to Boris Johnson

In an eloquent, reasonable, rational letter, the Music Venue Trust chief executive Mark Davyd asks the UK’s Prime Minister to find a £40M funding package to save grassroots music venues from going under as the country takes necessary measures to tackle the public health emergency presented by the Coronavirus pandemic…(Read More)

Tote bag with a selection of instruments from home, by Dougal Perman

As we explore progressively more measures to try to contain, delay, mitigate and hopefully eliminate this coronavirus, we will experience increasing restriction on travel, mass participation and human interaction…(Read More)

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Funding Resources

Sources of funding, and information and advice relating to it, for individuals and businesses affects by the response to the coronavirus crisis…(Read More)

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Employment Resources

Help, information, guidance and sources of funding for employers and employees including freelancers, micro businesses and SMEs…(Read More)

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Tools, platforms, networks and information for creative business to engage markets which are digital-first, rather than based around live attendance at events…(Read More)

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Economy Resources

Information about the affect that the coronavirus response is having on the economy and advice for businesses…(Read More)

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Health and Wellbeing

Health, safety and well-being information, advice and medical and scientific research relating to the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease…(Read More)

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Events Resources

Help, guidance and advice on what to do about the impact of the Coronavirus response on events for everyone working in the supply network…(Read More)

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