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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)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… I am one of the core team members behind Dumfries Music Conference (DMC), working as the Marketing Manager. My role involves content creation, social media, management of our website and maintaining communications with partner organisations and the press. I also work as a photographer and…(Read More)

SMIA Members Spotlight Hamish Fingland

Tell us a bit about you and what you do…  I work as an Artist Manager at Kingdom Management where I look after The Ninth Wave, LUCIA, Walt Disco and a new band from Edinburgh called Medicine Cabinet. I come from a band background having previously played in a number of bands, released a…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… I’m Co-Founder of Music Broth, Scotland’s first musical instrument and equipment library, social enterprise with charitable status. I run Music Broth alongside Founder Felix Slavin from our base in Govanhill, Glasgow. Our whole ethos is to provide equitable access to musical opportunities…(Read More)

SMIA Workshops - Networking

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 Networking and Building Relationships in the Music Industry workshop at The Melting Pot (Workshop Space) in Edinburgh, taking place on Tuesday 30th…(Read More)

We’re very much looking forward to attending  XpoNorth in Inverness this week, continuing our long-term partnership with Scotland’s leading creative industries festival. Robert, Dougal, Blue and Tommy from SMIA will all be attending XpoNorth, as well as many of our active members. We will be hanging out in the cafe…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… At Skoogmusic we make technology that lets anyone make music. David Skulina and I founded the company in 2009 after developing a new kind of musical instrument for disabled children and we have evolved the tech from there to make music making accessible to everyone…(Read More)