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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)

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 ‘Formalising Your Music Business’ workshop in partnership with XpoNorth at The Ironworks in Inverness, taking place on Monday 30th March 2pm – 4pm. About the…(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 ‘Building A Career In Scotland’s Music Industry’ workshop in partnership with XpoNorth at The Ironworks in Inverness, taking place…(Read More)

The Scottish Awards for New Music are delighted to announce the 2020 shortlist of nominees selected by a panel of key figures in the music world from over 300 nominations submitted across twelve categories. The SMIA are pleased to support this year’s awards in the form of The SMIA Award for Creative Programming. The…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do…  Hello SMIA! I work as Market & Ballroom Assistant at The Barras Market and Barrowland Ballroom. Handily my favourite music venue in the world so it’s a real dream job! I’m basically hands-on with everything to do with running and maintaining the…(Read More)

SMIA Creative Conversations are a series of inspirational events hosted by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA). The events take the form of a chat show style interview, with a different music industry practitioner being interviewed at each event. The purpose of SMIA Creative Conversations is to allow insights, experience and best practice to be…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) presents ‘I Work In Music’ – a new series for our members consisting of educational and entertaining interviews with professionals from across the full spectrum of the music industry in Scotland. Launching on 19/02/2020. Filmed and edited by OnRed Productions Watch the trailer below…(Read More)

“Music has no borders” — Mike Kamp, publisher of Folker Magazine, at Showcase Scotland 2020 Showcase Scotland is a wonderful music industry activity. At the business end of Celtic Connections, 180 delegates a year come to Glasgow to network, share experiences, experience showcases from some of Scotland, and the world’s, most exciting contemporary folk, traditional…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… Hello hello! My name’s Nicole Stapinski and I’m the founder / director of Moonstruck on Clydeside — a non-profit, independent promotions start-up with roots in Glasgow and New York (where I hail from). If you know your pop culture references… the hint…(Read More)