The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is a membership organisation and innovation agency which exists to represent and develop Scotland’s music industry. 

As part of Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Network, the SMIA is tasked with delivering a pioneering innovation-led development programme, designed to help nurture business talent and build infrastructure in Scotland’s music industry. 

Our Members

The SMIA’s membership currently encompasses over 3500 music practitioners.

We want everyone working in music in Scotland to be an SMIA member. Whatever point you’re at in your career, whatever genre of music you work in and wherever in Scotland you’re based; the SMIA exists to support you. 

With a sharpened focus on common rather than competing interests, SMIA members believe in the value and power of community and collaboration. Our services, projects and events are shaped by those we exist to support, and through both regular and effective communication and liaison, together we can drive Scotland’s music industry forward for the benefit of all.

Our Team

The SMIA is steered by a non-executive board of directors and comprises a small, dedicated executive team who work daily to drive our mission through the delivery of our services, projects and events. 

We also have an Advisory Group who actively feed-in to our work, and who offer guidance on our strategy for supporting our membership; continually ensuring that what we deliver is needs-led and provides maximum impact and benefit.

We work with a wide range of freelancers, including on our two flagship projects, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and Music Business Innovation (MBI).

Interested in working with us? Keep up-to-date with opportunities to get involved by joining the SMIA.