THE Scottish Music Industry Association have appointed seven new Directors who have joined the Company Board.

The newly-appointed Directors of the not-for-profit organisation – which exists to represent and develop Scotland’s music industry – 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 and Executive Producer).

The new Directors join existing board members, including the SMIA’s Executive Chair Dougal Perman (Inner Ear), Alex Smith (XpoNorth), Blake Hutchison (Scottish Enterprise), Gillian Henderson (Ticketmaster), Greg Kane (Blairhill Media / Hue & Cry) and Michael Lambert (A Modern Way / Wide Events).

Speaking of the new appointments, 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.”

Launched in 2008, the SMIA represents and develops Scotland’s music industry through yearly activity such as workshops, networking events, research projects, The SAY Award, resource development and a consultancy programme for Scotland-based music business. Last year it joined Creative Scotland’s regular funding network.

For more information on the SMIA or to join as a member, look here.