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Meet the SMIA

Come grab some coffee and cake and find out more about the Scottish Music Industry Association.

Robert Kilpatrick - Managing Director

Dougal Perman - Executive Chairman

Blue Kirkhope - Projects & Programme Coordinator

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The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is a membership organisation and innovation agency which exists to represent and develop the Scottish music industry.

Incorporated in 2008 to foster, promote and serve the best interests of Scotland’s music industry, the SMIA began its life as a membership organisation, tasked with uniting a complex network of sectors, genres and disciplines. Since this time, the company has demonstrated key value through its actions, events and achievements, as well as a determined enthusiasm to represent and develop Scotland’s music industry for the good of all. With a sharp focus on common rather than competing interests; a commitment to communicate and cooperate across all areas of the industry and, above all, a determination to deliver services, projects and a programme of events that are both meaningful and of benefit, the SMIA is inclusive, positive and progressive; meeting need, realising potential and encouraging ambition.

Having recently joined Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Network 2018-21, the SMIA has been given the resources to deliver a pioneering innovation-led development programme, designed to help nurture business talent and build infrastructure in the Scottish music industry.

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