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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!

A Special TRNSMT Takeover On BBC Scotland and a ‘TRNSMT At Home’ Stream

Featuring Exclusive Performances From Previous Acts Who Have Graced The Stage And 2021 Artists – It Is Set To Be An Unmissable Weekend! #TRNSMTATHOME This should have been one of the biggest weekends in the UK’s festival calendar, and to … Continue reading

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£2.2 MILLION FUND FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FOR GRASSROOTS MUSIC VENUES

MUSIC VENUE TRUST WELCOMES £2.2 MILLION FUND FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FOR GRASSROOTS MUSIC VENUES ‘Fund will stabilise venues in short term and prevent permanent closures’ Scottish grassroots music venues will receive £2.2 million from Scottish Government to stabilise venues and … Continue reading

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Music at Paxton Launch In Conversation With …..

Music at Paxton Chamber Music Festival is launching an online series called In Conversation With… that sees Artistic Director Angus Smith chat to some of the festival’s artists and collaborators. Despite the festival being cancelled this year due to Covid-19, … Continue reading

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Scottish musicians become patrons of Music Venue Trust

Scottish musicians become patrons of Music Venue Trust :: In the week of the Save Our Scottish Venues Festival, Music Venue Trust are proud to add 3 new Scottish artists to its existing patrons. Joining KT Tunstall and Be Charlotte … Continue reading

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More artists announced for #SaveOurScottishVenues Festival

#SaveOurScottishVenues   Kerri Watt, Seil Lien, Declan Welsh, The Jellyman’s Daughter and Bow Anderson are added to the line-up for the #SaveOurScottishVenues virtual festival taking place on Friday 19 June. The full line-up of Scottish musicians supporting Scotland’s grassroots music … Continue reading

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