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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!

MU calls for better deal for musicians engaged at Edinburgh Tattoo

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is highlighting its concerns that the musicians engaged to perform in this year’s stage band at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT) were not remunerated for their work. The MU, having liaised with the members involved, … Continue reading

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Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award Shortlist Revealed

The ten Shortlisted albums for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award were revealed this evening (Thursday 15 June) at a special BBC Music Day programming of the BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions. The selected albums continue to confirm … Continue reading

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Some UK artists denied entry to the US to perform at SXSW

Musicians’ Union reacts to UK artists being denied entry to the US to perform at SXSW The Musicians’ Union (MU) is dismayed to learn that at least five musicians have had their permission to travel to the United States (US) … Continue reading

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Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award – Public Vote Open

SAY Schedule: Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 June: Music fans get their say in the 72-hour public vote Thursday 16 June: The BBC Quay Sessions announces the SAY Award shortlist Wednesday 29 June: SAY Award winner announced at Paisley Town … Continue reading

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Friday Deadline for FREE ‘One Step Beyond’ music project for 16-25 year olds.

The deadline for Lamp House Music’s project ‘One Step Beyond’ is this coming Friday – 3 June 2016 at 9pm. The acclaimed Music School and Rehearsal Studios based in Haddington are keen to remind young people of this fantastic opportunity … Continue reading

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