Partnership Work

Strengthening Collaborations:
SMIA Partnership Opportunities

Collaboration is the cornerstone of the SMIA’s ethos. We welcome entities from all sectors eager to collaborate with us; fostering partnerships that support us in increasing the economic, social and cultural value of Scotland’s music industry.

Music Industry and Brand Collaborations

We are passionate about forging dynamic relationships with brands and industry stakeholders that align with our vision of strengthening, empowering and uniting Scotland’s music industry. By partnering with businesses and organisations both within and outwith the sector, we aim to create innovative projects and initiatives that will benefit our members and Scotland’s wider music community.

We position our partners at the forefront of Scotland’s internationally admired musical landscape. Partners of The SAY Award, for example, gain unique exposure by associating with Scotland’s most prestigious music award and benefit from a multitude of marketing opportunities. These collaborations extend beyond visibility; they reinforce community ties, celebrate cultural heritage and contribute to the sector’s vitality.

If you’re interested in working with us, celebrating Scottish culture and enriching Scotland’s music industry, we’d love to hear from you. 

Music Industry Academic Partnership

We work with further and higher education institutes to support and develop the future talent pipeline of Scotland’s music industry.

The SMIA is proud to partner with UHI Perth, endorsing their BA Hons in Music and BA Hons in Music Business courses. Our collaborative efforts aim to cultivate the future leaders of the music sector, ensuring they are well-equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Students benefit from the unique opportunity to engage directly with the SMIA (including The SAY Award); gaining practical experience and industry insights. In partnership with UHI Perth, we are dedicated to the empowerment and education of the next generation of music industry professionals.

The SAY Award Volunteers 2023

Get in Touch for Partnership Opportunities

If a partnership with the SMIA aligns with your strategic goals, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Reach out to us at to initiate a dialogue on how we can collaboratively enhance Scotland’s musical landscape and beyond.