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

As part of Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Network 2018-21, the SMIA is tasked with delivering a pioneering innovation-led development programme, designed to help nurture business talent and build infrastructure in Scotland’s music industry. For further information on the SMIA and its services, projects and events please visit www.smia.org.uk.

Twitter: @TheSMIA | Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSMIA

Creative Scotland i 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 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. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow us @creativescots and www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland

The City of Edinburgh Council is the local government authority for the City of Edinburgh.

YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music listening, on top of the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalised than ever. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover - all the ways music moves you can be found in one place - not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can't get anywhere else.

Our beer isn’t just made of malt, hops, barley and water. It’s made of Scotland, the raw untamed environment that surrounds our brewery. We are Harviestoun Brewery. Since 1983, we have been brewing award winning beers, such as Schiehallion winner of World’s Best Pilsner and World’s Best Golden Ale with Bitter & Twisted. We strive to make ground breaking, quality beers for all to enjoy. For additional information on Harviestoun Brewery and our range of beers, please check out our website www.harviestoun.com.

Follow us: Instagram @harviestounbrewery | Twitter @HarviestounBrew

Ticketmaster works with some of the UK’s most cutting edge promoters in venues that are the breeding ground for fresh new talent. Ticketmaster New Music shines a light on that talent by introducing the hottest new lives acts to thousands of fans every week. Check out the latest artist profiles, exclusive interviews and live showcases at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/new-music

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 100,000 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’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music. The joint licence is called TheMusicLicence and allows businesses to legally play music for employees or customers through radio, TV, other digital devices and live performances. Tariffs for TheMusicLicence are set separately by PPL and PRS for Music.

Co-founders Daniel Fisher and Andrew MacLeod Smith met at university in 2011 while studying for their Master’s degrees in brewing and distilling. After the course, the pair kept in touch to flesh out an idea they had for a modern drinks brand focused entirely on original flavour instead of conventional categories and repetitive trends. In 2014, they started Sweetdram. Ever since, the two have been driven by an inherent demand for resolute quality and uncompromised progress. Their full range of spirits – Escubac, Smoked Spiced Rum and Whisky Amaro – are available to buy through www.sweetdram.com. Made in Edinburgh.

Follow us: Instagram @sweetdram | Twitter: @sweetdram

The Queen’s Hall (Scottish Charity No SC012294) was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 6 July 1979 and is celebrating forty years as Edinburgh’s foremost mid-sized live music venue throughout 2019 with an extraordinary range of world-class artists from all musical fields: classical, jazz, folk and roots, rock and pop and Americana including a series of QH@40 gigs with guest curators, supported by Creative Scotland.

The perfectly-proportioned, intimate auditorium, flawless acoustics and adaptability make it a unique and valuable resource in Edinburgh’s cultural life. The Queen’s Hall has provided facilities for the International, Fringe, Jazz, Film, Fiddle and Science Festivals and for many local amateur and professional groups, as well as being a key venue for music, comedy and spoken-word acts touring (inter)nationally.

Annual audiences total around 90,000 and the venue works with up to 3,000 artists and support staff as well as partnering on year-round music learning and community engagement projects with the City of Edinburgh Council, The City of Edinburgh Music School, Drake Music Scotland and other schools and education providers.