Music Online – 

How’s the Future Looking? 

Monday 15 October 6-8pm @ Scottish Music Centre

Click to visit Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) websiteAs the music industry continues its journey away from traditional delivery methods such as click for PRS for Music websiteCD and vinyl and becomes increasingly dependent on online business models, what does this mean for the independent record label, the distributor, the retailer and, of course the creators of the music – the songwriters and artists? Everyone has a horror story about wholesale piracy, and millions of streams earning less that a thousandth of a penny, so what’s the real story about music online?

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Nick Edwards from PRS for Music

The Scottish Music Industry Association in conjunction with the PRS for Music‘s Scottish office are holding a seminar at 6pm on Monday 15 October at the Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow, to update anyone working in the Scottish music industry who wants to understand more about the ever-evolving way music is delivered and consumed. The seminar will be led by Nick Edwards, PRS for Music’s Online Manager. Nick will give an update on developments in the digital sphere, and demystify the challenges and opportunities presented by downloading and streaming sites as well as answering all your questions.

Entry is free, however spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – to register click here:

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We are delighted to have the Scottish Music Centre as a sponsor of the MUSIC NEWS Scotland ‘Latest News’ Blog – please click above to view their website and see what services they can offer Scottish musicians

Click to find out more about the Musicians' Union - (Pic: Isabella Summers)

We are delighted to have the Musicians Union as a sponsor of the MUSIC NEWS Scotland ‘Latest News’ Blog – please click above to view their website and see what services they can offer Scottish musicians


About MUSIC NEWS Scotland

MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 12 years ago when dial up broadband was still around and desktop pc’s ruled. So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!) Move on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland has always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible. So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS is now a weekly digital publication, and not only weekly now but twice the number of pages than our old printed friend! Along with our weekly GIGguide and FESTIVALS! supplement we are now producing 72 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news) each and EVERY week:) We remain as true as ever to our launch roots of 8 years ago though - MUSIC NEWS Scotland supports all Scottish bands and performers no matter what style of music you’re involved in. Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres. To help achieve this copies of MUSIC NEWS Scotland are emailed to key industry contacts throughout the UK. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all. Thanks for your support, The MNS team!
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