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“When it comes to The Art School, the venue’s social and cultural capital was worth its weight in gold.” I miss The Art School. Its loss saddens me. I think I can speak for everyone involved in the SMIA when I say that to lose a grassroots music venue has a significant impact on…(Read More)

Join Born To Be Wide for their ‘Harmonising with Edinburgh’s Festivals’ panel to coincide with their 16th birthday celebrations on Thursday 6th February at the Pleasance in Edinburgh from 7pm. Harmonising with Edinburgh’s festivals: developing partnerships with the Scotland’s music scene. Edinburgh is known globally as the Festival City, hosting a broad…(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 ‘Touring in Rural Scotland’ workshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, taking place on Tuesday 25th February 11am – 1pm. About the Workshop Are…(Read More)

ABERDEEN Krakatoa Friday 31st January – Atlas Empire + Gulls + New Kings TICKETS OTDSaturday 1st February – Derange + Fragments + Virtues TICKETS OTD EDINBURGH Leith Depot Monday 27th January – 3 Mushrooms + The Angry Beaver Conspiracy + Acolyte TICKET LINK TBCTuesday 28th January – The Party Slogan + The Heartbreak Diet +…(Read More)

As the ocean’s temperature continues to rise, the bushfires in Australia still rage on, storms and tornadoes sweep across the US and the earth shudders violently in Puerto Rico it is absolutely crucial that we hold governments accountable for this climate crisis we are facing. In December 2015, 195 countries signed the landmark Paris…(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 ‘Introduction to Events Management’ as part of this year’s Question Session at The Lighthouse in Glasgow, taking place on Saturday 8th February 3pm…(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)

A new partnership of academics and music industry professionals is set to map and measure the impact of the music industry on Scotland, it was announced today (16 December 2019).Led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) – a membership organisation and innovation agency which exists to represent…(Read More)

The Academy of Music and Sound Scotland is the second academic institution to sign a partnership with the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA); the organisation which exists to represent and develop Scotland’s music industry. The partnership sees recognised endorsement of Academy of Music and Sound Scotland programmes from Scotland’s national music industry association…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) today announces the four successful applicants of its inaugural Music Business Innovation (MBI) programme. The MBI programme — delivered as part of the SMIA’s innovation-led industry development activities, supported by Creative Scotland — is designed to help Scotland-based music businesses grow their revenue, break into a new market…(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)