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Tell us a bit about you and what you do… I mainly do three things. First, I’m a music academic at the University of Glasgow, where I convene the postgraduate MSc Music Industries degree. Second, I write books about music, including Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (Oxford University Press, 2020…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do…  My name is Rachel Jack, and I’m from Aberdeenshire. I wear a few hats, including self-releasing, singer/songwriter, Community Manager for independent musicians network ‘The Virtual Manager’, and Operations Manager for an arts trust (non-music related).  2. How long have you…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… Hello! My name is Kerr Wilson and I am the founder of CreamFloats – a music-tech start-up based in Edinburgh. We have identified the disjointed nature of finding and discovering music via YouTube – the biggest music distributor online. We’ve all been there, finding…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… I am a freelance musical director, arranger and composer working mainly in theatre and I’ve played a lot of gigs as a pianist too. As a youngster I played music by ear and read notation, playing a lot of instruments because I was curious…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… I’m Tom Johnson and I’m the founder of Gold Flake Paint – a music blog that is now a quarterly physical publication, which we launched at the end of last summer. My background is in writing so I produce a lot of the content…(Read More)

Tell us a bit about you and what you do… My name is Josie Gaitens and I am an arts freelancer. I work for a number of organisations across the music sector and am also self-employed as a tour booker and artist manager. I am currently working for Fèis Rois, an organisation that…(Read More)