THE YOUTH MUSIC INITIATIVE
Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which creates access to high quality music making opportunities for young people, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate. For further information about YMI please visit: http://ow.ly/PVNE9. Creative Scotland 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.
THE ROBERTSON TRUST
Today, The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland and is governed by a completely independent group of Trustees who determine strategy, policy and distribution priorities for the organisation. To date, they have given more than £150 million to charities. Every year, they fund and support charitable organisations of all sizes, committed to achieving positive change for individuals and communities across Scotland.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC & SOUND
Founded in 1994, The Academy of Music & Sound started life offering private instrument lessons and music technology courses above a music shop in Torquay. Fast forward to today and the Academy of Music & Sound has the only national network of music centres offering specialist, instrument specific courses in the country. It has now grown into a nationwide organization with nine centres situated in key locations around the UK offering first class music education for the 21st Century.
EmuBands provides a simple-to-use but powerful digital music distribution service for artists and record companies to sell music online through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and many more of the World's leading digital music services. In a non-exclusive deal, artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated from sales, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights, and with a simple one-off pricing model, there are no annual fees.
The Musicians' Union (MU) is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. They work for you by negotiating with all the major employers in the industry, as well as offering services, benefits and advice tailored to your needs at every stage of your career.
DUMFRIES MUSIC CONFERENCE
Dumfries Music Conference was formed in 2012 and continued in subsequent years as a project funded and delivered by The Stove Network. In 2016, Dumfries Music Conference was established as an independent community interest company with the aims of delivering key musical insight and knowledge to the local community and showcasing up and coming musical talent. With this, the annual conference has become the flagship event in a year-long programme of DMC events.
DUNDEE FESTIVAL TRUST
Dundee Festival Trust holds funds for charitable purposes exclusively. The award scheme has been established to help groups to create, promote, maintain and improve festivals or events held within the City of Dundee.
STATION HOUSE MEDIA UNIT
Station House Media Unit (shmu), supported by Aberdeen City Council as one of the core cultural organisations in the city, is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm, and a recently developed a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.
SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL
www.scotborders.gov.uk | www.cabn.info | www.youthborders.org.uk
Galashiels event has been organised in partnership with the CABN (Creative Arts Business Network), Scottish Borders Youth Music Forum, YouthBorders and Scottish Borders Council Youth Music Initiative.