The Scottish Pop Ideas Network – SPIN – is hosting a free afternoon seminar / networking event, with the intention of bringing together people working in Glasgow to share new ideas for the music industries.

Taking place on Thursday 1st December, the two-hour event will feature a panel discussion on ‘Glasgow as a UNESCO City of Music’, followed by five-minute ‘lightning talks’ from people researching musicians on Twitch; disability access to live music; mapping and measuring the Scottish music industry; and live music in multiplayer online videogames.

SPIN (Scottish Pop Ideas Network) is a new group of scholars, producers and promoters of popular music based in Scotland, which meets twice a year, once in Glasgow (in December) and once in Edinburgh (in May).

The panel discussion will feature John Williamson, of the University of Glasgow, Diljeet Bhachu (Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Musicians’ Union), Lewis Coenen-Rowe (Creative Carbon Scotland), and musician Carla J. Easton.

Speakers in the 5 minute ‘lightning talks’ section include Arthur Ehlinger, Samantha Barr, Victor Camilo, and Glasvegas member Robert Allan, who as a PhD candidate worked on the ‘Mapping and measuring the Scottish music industry’ study.

The event takes place on Thursday, 1st December 2022, from 15:45 – 18:00, at the Advanced Research Centre (Studio 2), in the University of Glasgow (11 Chapel Lane, G11 6EW).

Signup is free, via Eventbrite.

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