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Edinburgh Music Lovers kicks off with two exclusive gigs for Edinburgh, support from the council, music industry and a partnership with mental health charity SAMH A new boutique promoter, Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML), has launched its mission to help make the capital a music city – and to support mental health. EML is kicking its…(Read More)

True North is Aberdeen’s city music festival – an exciting, cutting-edge festival featuring a line-up of extraordinary contemporary talent from across Scotland and beyond. SMIA will be hosting two of the following workshops on Friday 21st September at The Lemon Tree Studio and we hope to see you there! And if you know…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association is looking for experienced workshop leaders to help deliver part of its training programme. Applications open: Thursday 30 August 2018 Applications close: Friday 28 September 2018 at 17:00 Please send all applications to: The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is looking for training providers to…(Read More)

Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of The Year (SAY) Award, has just announced which ten enthralling albums have made 2018’s Shortlist. The Shortlist represents an incredibly strong, diverse and important selection of albums created by artists living and working in Scotland.   The Shortlist for The SAY Award 2018 is as…(Read More)

We had a fantastic time at this year’s XpoNorth Festival, which took place on 27 and 28 June in Inverness. The SMIA has been a partner of the festival for many years now, and this year we were delighted to run a panel on Music Business Model Innovation as well as co-host the…(Read More)