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MVT Open Letter to Boris Johnson

MVT Asks For £40M To Save Grassroots Music Venues

Dougal Perman 17 March 2020

In an eloquent, reasonable, rational letter, the Music Venue Trust chief executive Mark Davyd asks the UK’s Prime Minister to find a £40M funding package to save grassroots music venues from going under as the country takes necessary measures…

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Tote bag with a selection of instruments from home, by Dougal Perman

Culture’s Role In The COVID-19 Crisis

Dougal Perman 17 March 2020

As we explore progressively more measures to try to contain, delay, mitigate and hopefully eliminate this coronavirus, we will experience increasing restriction on travel, mass participation and human interaction…

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Music Business and the Coronavirus

Dougal Perman 16 March 2020

Music may be more important now than ever; but conducting business around it will undoubtedly be challenging. Among the challenges there are some opportunities. We also need to find ways to support each other and work together…

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COVID-19 Help and Information

Dougal Perman 16 March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a serious, real and present issue affecting all of us. The virus, and our necessary response to the threat it poses, will impact on every aspect of our lives, especially public health and the…

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Shortlist Announced Scottish Awards For New Music 2020

28 February 2020

The Scottish Awards for New Music are delighted to announce the 2020 shortlist of nominees selected by a panel of key figures in the music world from over 300 nominations submitted across twelve categories. The SMIA are pleased to support…

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SMIA Creative Conversations: Emma Pollock

20 February 2020

SMIA Creative Conversations are a series of inspirational events hosted by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA). The events take the form of a chat show style interview, with a different music industry practitioner being interviewed at each event. The…

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