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Become a Member of the Scottish Music Industry Association

The Scottish Music Industry Association is your bridge to connecting with the heart of Scotland’s music community. We are dedicated to fostering the growth and success of music professionals across all sub-sectors, genres and music industry roles. 

When you join the SMIA, you don’t just gain a membership; you gain a partnership that supports and echoes your passion for music.  No matter your role – from sound engineers to music teachers – we’re here to support your journey.

Networking Opportunities:

Engage with Scotland’s music community through our events. We provide and signpost to numerous networking opportunities, workshops, and seminars, enabling you to connect with peers, learn from industry leaders, and build valuable relationships.

Access Music Industry Resources:

Gain access to an extensive range of resources designed to support your growth and knowledge within the industry. Our resources are continually updated to reflect the latest insights and trends, equipping you with the information you need to navigate the music industry effectively.

One-on-One Support:

Each month, we host support sessions where you can book time with our team. These sessions are tailored to assist you with any industry-related issues you might be facing, providing personalised guidance and support.

Professional Development:

From workshops to training sessions, grow your skills and advance your career. We understand the constant need for music professionals at all levels to continually improve their practice and skills.

Advocacy and Representation:

Your membership means you’re never alone in navigating the music industry’s challenges. We voice the collective interests of our members, advocating for their needs at every level. Learn more about our work on our Parliamentary Representation page.

Exclusive SMIA Membership Discounts:

As an SMIA member, you’ll receive exclusive offers and discounts, adding value to your career and personal development. 

Free Membership:

Joining the SMIA is free and accessible to everyone working in – or aspiring to work in – music in Scotland, no matter your skills, level or background.

Who We Support

The SMIA is an inclusive organisation that welcomes individuals across the full music industry spectrum. Our 4,000+ strong membership includes but is not limited to:

  • Artists and Musicians
  • Sound Engineers
  • Artist Managers
  • Producer Managers
  • Booking Agents
  • Music Students
  • Tour Managers
  • Music Teachers and Lecturers
  • Festival Organisers
  • Music Producers
  • Promoters
  • Music Distributors
  • Music Retailers
  • Music Supervisors
  • Publishers
  • Music Lawyers
  • Songwriters and Lyricists
  • Composers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Technicians
  • Venue Managers
  • Record Label Managers
  • A&R Specialists

Become a Member of the SMIA

If you aren’t already a member, join us today.