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What We Do

Background

The SMIA was incorporated in 2008 to foster, promote and serve the best interests of Scotland’s music industry. Articulating our two core objectives as strengthening and championing the industry, we aim to achieve them through the activities listed below. For more background on the SMIA click the ‘Read More’ link.

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News

In an industry as dynamic and fast-moving as ours, it can be a challenge keeping up with all the latest news and developments. The SMIA will endeavour to keep you abreast of what’s happening at home and abroad, advising members and non-members alike about industry events, musical success stories, international opportunities, policy initiatives etc.

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SMIA Events

The SMIA endeavours to run a program of events, panels, meetings, training events and socials. Many of these events are open to the public while others are for SMIA members only.

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Other Events

Beyond the SMIA’s hosted events there are obviously a host of other music festivals, seminars and initiatives taking place up and down the country, we’ll strive to bring these to your attention on the site too.

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Trade Missions

The SMIA aims to assist in the development of an international showcasing strategy for Scotland’s music industry.  Working in partnership with Creative Scotland, Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise and other music industry partners throughout the UK, the SMIA will promote access to a diverse portfolio of international showcasing opportunities, assisting industry professionals wishing to grow […]

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The SAY Award

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, is an ambitious national prize for music and the arts in Scotland developed by the SMIA and inaugurated in June of 2012 with the financial support of Creative Scotland.

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Miscellaneous

If there are any events or information which we don’t feel fits comfortably into our other categories, we’ll include them here.

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