The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has announced the appointment of seven directors who have joined its company board.
Launched in 2008, the SMIA represents and develops Scotland’s music industry. Last year it joined Creative Scotland’s regular funding network.
The newly-appointed directors are Alan Clarke (The Business Growth Partnership), Caroline Parkinson (University Of Edinburgh/CP Creative Project Management), Fiona Ellis (DF Concerts), James Bruce (City Of Edinburgh Council), Katch Holmes (Knockengorroch/Off Site Productions), Nick Stewart (Sneaky Pete’s) and Sharon Mair (BBC Radio Scotland, editor – radio, music and events).
Stewart collected the Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene award at the Music Week Awards earlier this year.
Dougal Perman, executive chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: “We had some very strong applications and making the decision wasn’t easy. I’m excited about the comprehensive skillset, wealth of experience and improved diversity from our company board. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone to better represent and develop the Scottish music industry.”
Earlier this year, Tommy McCormick joined the SMIA in the new position of development manager. Blue Kirkhope was promoted to communications and events executive last month.
The SMIA launched the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award in 2012.