Training and Workshops

Kapil Seshasayee performing on stage

Scottish Music Industry Training and Workshops

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) stands at the forefront of ensuring that Scotland’s music community stays ahead in the dynamic landscape of the music world. 

Our commitment is simple: guide members to the finest training opportunities, not just in Scotland but on an international scale. By doing so, we aim to cultivate a community that’s not only informed but also resilient and prepared for the ever-evolving challenges of the music industry.

‘How to Use Social Media to Build a Community’ with Leah Silverlock of Ooh! Festivals Workshop
‘Music PR on a Budget’ with Jenn Nimmo-Smith of Electric Shores Workshop

Check Out Our Music Industry Training Resources

We provide an array of online training materials for our members which you can access on our Resources Page. Explore a range of topics tailored to different levels of experience in the music industry.

Academic Partners for Advanced Training

If you’re seeking advanced music industry training, consider our partner, UHI Perth. They offer BA Hons in Music and BA Hons in Music Business courses. Partnering with them, SMIA ensures a connection between formal education and real-world music industry insights.

Students also get the opportunity to engage with The SAY Award, providing them with hands-on experience alongside access to our wider music industry network of professionals. UHI Perth stands out as a prime choice for those aspiring for a deeper dive into the music profession.

Exclusive Access for SMIA Members

When you become an SMIA member, you’re unlocking more than just training; you’re entering the heart of the Scottish Music Industry. Here’s what membership brings:

  • Priority Access to Training and Workshops: Get first-hand access to our select list of training sessions, workshops, and seminars tailored for various expertise levels.
  • Networking Opportunities: Network with fellow Scottish Music Industry members to connect, collaborate, and create lasting professional relationships.
  • Monthly Newsletters: Get the latest industry news, updates, and trends straight to your inbox, ensuring you never miss anything important.

Whether you’re starting your journey or are an established name, SMIA is here to amplify your voice and elevate your career.