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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)

Join the Scottish Music Industry Association and the Music Producers Guild – MPG on Friday 5 July for a special evening looking at the art and business of music production. Taking place at the CCA Glasgow, this free entry event will include a panel and discussion which will look at how the world of music…(Read More)

You work in music because you are passionate about it. You probably take an interest in what the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is doing because you care about music business development and have something to say. If this sounds like you, we invite you to help shape our future…(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)