Free opportunity for Scottish traditional music creators to learn about the music business

Music experts from across the industry share knowledge to inspire next generation of music creators

Beverley McMillan, BAFTA Scotland and Stuart Fleming, PRS for Music
Above right: Stuart Fleming

In association with the Traditional Music Forum, PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the likes of traditional Scottish music stars Rachel Newton, Duncan Chisholm and Jenna Reid, as well as over 145,500 music creators across the UK, is coming to Scotland to inspire the next generation of musical talent.

Taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness across February, March and April, the free professional development workshops are aimed at helping traditional music creators, at any stage in their career, learn about the music business and how to generate an income from their songs.

Experts from across the business will share knowledge on topics from negotiating skills, to stage presence and importantly, music rights.


As a music creator, navigating rights and publishing can seem tricky. Along with the Traditional Music Forum, we are here to dispel that myth. We'll be presenting this information in a clear and concise way to help ensure traditional musicians working in Scotland have the business knowhow to back up their musical creations.

Stuart Fleming, Senior Relationship Manager, Scotland and Northern Ireland, PRS for Music

As a membership society, PRS for Music represents songwriters, composers, producers and music publishers in the UK and beyond, championing their rights and helping to make sure that they are paid whenever their music is streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed or played in public. The Traditional Music Forum puts traditional music back at the heart of Scottish life and is a key participant in the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Culture, the Music Education Partnership Group, Culture Counts and Heads of Instrumental Teaching Scotland (HITS) to name a few.

Workshops are free but must be pre-booked as space is limited. Register at the links below:

February 19: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

February 26: Scottish Music Centre, Glasgow

April 29: MacGregor’s, Inverness

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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