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Glasgow’s Scottish Music Centre today announces a significant boost to youth music activities throughout Scotland with news the centre has become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and is one of two Scotland-based organisations receiving support for the next 3 years through Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme
The announcements represent a significant boost for the youth music activities carried out by the Scottish Music Centre across Scotland.
PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partners are selected for the quality and range of opportunities they offer and the year-round impact their work is having on the music creators they support.
Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme Awardees are supported for three years. HMUK invest in organisations where innovation is supported and progressive services and opportunities for musicians are delivered.
These announcements will enable Scottish Music Centre, through their national youth music initiatives, to further nurture and develop musical talent throughout Scotland over the next three years. The additional support will be used to expand and enhance existing projects as well as creating new intensive artist development opportunities.
Both projects have secured performance slots and training roles at festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Electric Fields as well as helping emerging bands and artists gain coverage in national newspapers, radio, TV and online.
Gill Maxwell, Executive Director of the Scottish Music Centre, said,
“We are thrilled to announce Help Musicians UK is supporting Scottish Music Centre to further develop our activities throughout Scotland over the next three years. At the same time, we are delighted to become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner. This is very exciting news for musicians living in Scotland and we look forward to working together with our new partners, to invest in further nurturing and developing young musical talent across the country.”
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For more information visit www.scottishmusiccentre.com
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ST.MARTiiNS Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Combining the talents of Mark Johnston and Katie Lynch, whose distinctive vocals first came to our attention when she fronted the band Seems as a teenager, the Dundee duo ST.MARTiiNS manage to conjure up an enticing blend of jazz, pop, electronic infusions and prominent guitars and they have been building a reputation for their original sound.
Swelling to a five piece when they play live, ST.MARTiiNS follow the release of their single About You on 17 March, with a slot on the prestigious BBC Introducing stage at Glasgow’s forthcoming 6 Music Festival on 22 March.
The band are set to embark on a nationwide tour with Pronto Mama in May, ahead of the release of their Other Humans EP and a headline show in Glasgow’s King Tut’s in June. For a taste of great things to come we recommend checking out the video for the recent single Bad Art –
Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo to find out more visit www.tribetattoo.co.uk
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry social and seminar night, Born To Be Wide. Their next event features a panel focusing on the evolving role of the record producer and takes place at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 2 March www.borntobewide.co.uk
* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info