The contemporary music industry professional must be entrepreneurial to get ahead. How do you pivot your business model? How do you harness and utilise the power of your data? What do you need to know to stay on top? Where are the opportunities for future business development in music? SMIA chair Dougal Perman invites a panel of modern music entrepreneurs to talk about how they answer these questions, keep focused and be progressive.


    Dougal Perman
    Sector Specialist, XpoNorth/ Chair, SMIA

    Dougal is a producer, director and consultant. His content company Inner Ear specialises in live programme making (including live streaming of cultural events and activities), feature and documentary production (podcasts, web video and some TV commissions) and creative industry consultancy. He is also chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association in which he helps shape vision and drive strategy. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Leadership Group and co-chairs a working group exploring how to increase creative industries resilience. Dougal is an XpoNorth sector specialist for digital media content with a particular interest in remote participation. In and out of work he loves listening to and making music, storytelling and media production.


    Michele Wernick
    Owner, MW Music & Wine Marketing

    Joe McAlinden
    Owner, Single Track HQ

    As an artist/producer,Joe has played/written/collaborated with many people. He has also written film soundtracks. Joe is currently living and working in Argyll, Scotland, developing and mentoring new artists.

    Be Charlotte

    Be Charlotte has toured around Europe, North America and Asia as well as as sharing the stage with Major Lazer in Africa in 2018. She has taken influence from classic songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman and instinctively applied them to her love of modern pop and hip-hop.


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