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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.”
Click HERE for Photos of artists who have benefitted from mentoring, touring and training opportunities through Hit The Road and Music Plus+
For more information visit www.scottishmusiccentre.com
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DENI SMITH Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
We first encountered singer-songwriter Deni Smith performing at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in August on her 19th birthday. The musician started out performing covers on YouTube and gradually began gigging live around Fife.
She’s played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported more established artists such as Fatherson, Mull Historical Society, Sinderins and Model Aeroplanes and recently released a single, Bring Back The Sun, which is bound to get stuck in your head thanks to the catchy singalong chorus.
She tours this week as part of youth music initiative Hit The Road, headlining at home on Friday at PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline, followed by gigs at The Stove in Dumfries and Oran Mor in Glasgow, with Elia Davidson and Rebekah Kirk. Watch the video for her single [below] or visit www.denismithmusic.co.uk
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide the music scene seminar and social night www.borntobewide.co.uk
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* 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