SMIA at XpoNorth 2019

We’re very much looking forward to attending  XpoNorth in Inverness this week, continuing our long-term partnership with Scotland’s leading creative industries festival. Robert, Dougal, Blue and Tommy from SMIA will all be attending XpoNorth, as well as many of our active members. We will be hanging out in the cafe and are happy to arrange short one-to-one conversations and informal advice sessions with our members. Get in touch by emailing info@smia.org.uk if you’d like to arrange a chat. More details of our XpoNorth activities can be found below:

Modern Music Entrepreneurs (Wednesday 3rd July)

Times: 10:00am – 11:15am
Venue: The Jim Love Studio, Eden Court
Speakers: Michele Wernick: Music Consultant and Manager / Joe McAlinden: Owner, Single Track HQ / Be Charlotte: Artist / Chair: Dougal Perman: XpoNorth

The contemporary music industry professional must be entrepreneurial to get ahead. How do you pivot your business model? How do you harness and utilise the power of your data? What do you need to know to stay on top? Where are the opportunities for future business development in music? SMIA chair Dougal Perman invites a panel of modern music entrepreneurs to talk about how they answer these questions, keep focused and be progressive.SMIA and HIE are hosting the Opening networking reception (where Iain Hamilton from HIE and I will give speeches).

XpoNorth Opening Reception with HIE and SMIA (Wednesday 3rd July)

Times: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: One Touch Theatre, Eden Court
Speakers: Iain Hamilton: Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)/ Dougal Perman: Chair, SMIA (Scottish Music Industry Association)

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) warmly welcome you to the XpoNorth Opening Reception featuring live performances, refreshments and food. SMIA exec team (Blue, Dougal, Robert and Tommy), some board directors (double-check who will be there but definitely Alex and probably Greg and Michael) and active members (such as Tam and others, find out a few names of prominent members who will be there) will be attending the conference. We will be hanging out in the cafe and are happy to arrange short one-to-one conversations and informal advice sessions with our members. Get in touch via Twitter with the hashtag #SMIAXpoChat (or a better hashtag if you can think of one).

We look forward to seeing you there!