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Our doors are open – let’s have a chat.

From those who have been crafting their music career for decades to those who have hit the ground running – our Music Creative Mentors have taken risks, had challenges and are willing to share their stories with you at Resonate. Time with our Creative Mentors is like a masterclass in surviving and thriving in Scotland’s music landscape.

Your CEO Resonate sessions are 1-2-1, curated and designed to inform, enlighten and inspire Scotland’s music sector entrepreneurs and leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity!

We have Jim Sutherland, MALKA and Keith Charters  all with time available on the day.

Call 0333 999 7989 to book a Resonate appointment or visit our website on

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Help Musicians UK is Britain's leading independent music charity.

Since 1921, HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.

HMUK's mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians and those who work in the industry. 

The charity works in partnership to transform the music industry through advocacy, campaigning, programmes and targeted investment for all those within it.

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Who can help fund my project? Talk to our funders and tell them your plans. 

British Phonographic Industry (BPI)

The BPI helps to promote British music sales overseas through the Music Exports Growth Scheme, which since 2014 has awarded £2 million government funding to 130 mainly independently-signed artists, as well as through numerous international trade missions. It provides valuable insights, training and networking with its free masterclasses and presentations, and through its Innovation Hub and authoritative yearbook and reports. 

The BPI certifies the iconic Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards Programme, co-owns the Official Charts, owns and organises The BRIT Awards – which has raised more than £16.8m for music education and wellbeing charities to date, including the BRIT School, and is also home to the Mercury Prize. 

Creative Scotland 

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We're so pleased to welcome them to our drop in session Meet The Funders.

Creative Scotland enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is the leading independent charity providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.  As well as playing a vital role supporting working musicians who are dealing with an illness, injury or accident, the charity also provide a range of opportunities to support learning and professional. Through its Creative Programme, the charity aims to help musicians during the course of their careers by investing in innovation across artistic practice, talent and professional development, removing barriers that exist for many to launch and sustain professional music careers across all genres.

Last Night From Glasgow

Last Night From Glasgow was founded in early 2016 with the intention of putting artists and their music ahead of all other considerations. As a totally non profit organisation LNFG are solely concerned with providing artists with the best platform possible. LNFG believe that they should earn from their efforts and not begin their recording career laden with debt. In the last 20 month they have released 10 Vinyl Records and numerous other format releases and staged over 20 concerts. LNFG currently have 13 artists “signed” to the label. 

Jennifer McGlone

Jennifer McGlone is owner/ manager of Glow Arts which she set up in 2006 initially as a booking agent for some of Scotland top Traditional musicians, the company quickly incorporated Jennifer's other freelance work which included project management, festival/ events production with Celtic Connections & Hands up For Trad, Tour manager for Kate Rusby, Gig Promoter, Tin Whistle tutor to name a few. With a background in Community Arts, Jennifer has worked in various Development Officer roles developing projects, supporting organisations and artists and using music as a way to bring together and regenerate communities. In 2006, Jennifer joined the then Scottish Arts Council’s Youth Music Initiative team, where she remained until leaving in 2013. During her time at SAC/ Creative Scotland who worked across a number of funding programmes - researching and developing new funding programmes/ projects for YMI (Hit the Road, MusicPlus, BookBug), CashBack for Creativity and Traditional Arts, responsible for the assessment and decisions on funding applications, supporting organisations and individuals to access funding. 

On leaving Creative Scotland, Jennifer incorporated this experience into the services that Glow Arts now offers which includes various Funding Workshops aimed at demystifying the funding process for creative and those working in community settings, advice and consultancy to a range of individuals and organisations, project management and research projects including the development of Creative East End, which is a network for those living/ working in the East End of Glasgow. She is a Industry Advisor for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Board Member of the Scottish Music Centre and Owner of the Braw Wee Emporium.

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Come meet our music Rights Organisations. They're happy to answer any queries, solve any issues or just grab a chat. 

Stuart Fleming (Performing Rights Society)

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to 22.2m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

Richie Malone (Performance Rights Limited)

PRL was formed in 2015 by the partners from Goldman Bailey Ltd and Copyright Rescue International Ltd and merges both companies client rosters creating an exciting and vibrant new performer rights agency with nearly 30 years combined experience in the performer rights market.

From 2001 onwards Richard turned a decade of industry experience into a consultancy service for performers and musicians after auditing his own recording agreement with BMG. This move into industry services resulted in the launch in 2006 of Goldman Bailey Ltd ("GBL"), with the company’s focus on the global administration of performers public performance rights alongside general music industry business affairs advice. In January 2015 GBL merged its performer rights roster with CRI's to create PRL.

Brandon Bakshi (Broadcast Music, Incorporation) 

Celebrating over 76 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

Marco Giuliani (Phonographic Performance Limited)

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies.  We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members.  These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners.  

PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 83 agreements in place across 43 countries, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas.  We collected £197 million in the UK and internationally in 2015 and paid over 71,000 performers and record companies.


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