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Following three months of lockdown, as some restrictions are revised, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is launching an updated version of our previous Coronavirus survey, gathering new information from as many music businesses and music practitioners working in Scotland as possible in relation to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic…(Read More)


We stand alongside our peers in the music industry, artists, practitioners and music fans, to call on the UK Government to act urgently and offer vital support to the live music sector which is facing a catastrophic level of damage from Covid-19. #LetTheMusicPlay…(Read More)

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)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) presents ‘I Work In Music’ – a new series consisting of educational and entertaining…

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UK Music, the voice of the UK’s commercial music industry has launched its Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey to help bring about “major change at pace”. The survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry that contributes £5.2 billion a year to the UK economy and sustains…(Read More)

The Scottish Album of the Year Award launches today for 2020, calling on music fans, artists and labels to submit eligible albums to be in the running for Scotland’s pre-eminent music prize. Submit eligible albums now at  Returning for its ninth year, The SAY Award’s roots are deep within…(Read More)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) aims to be as representative of as much of the workforce as possible and diversity, equality, inclusion and accessibility is essential to what we do and what our organisation exists for. On Monday 1st June 2020 we posted a statement standing in solidarity with black communities across the world…(Read More)

The Music Venue Trust has published an Open Letter to the UK Government highlighting the importance of Grassroots Music Venues and their urgent need for support. We also urge you to contact your local MSP to encourage them to #DoTheRightThing…(Read More)

The organisers of the Black Out Tuesday initiative on June 2 have revealed the full impact of the campaign. The music industry shut down to show solidarity with protesters calling for justice in the case of George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests against racism and the police killings of black Americans…(Read More)

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began it has greatly impacted artists and labels across the world. The Bandcamp platform have been supporting them directly by waiving their revenue shares on a monthly basis since March 2020 and will continue doing so until July 2020, making sure every penny goes directly to them on the first…(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)