Across our Hands Up for Trad websites we offer resources to musicians working in the sector. Here is a list of them all below. Some of the links will take you to Hands Up for Trad’s external websites.
A series of monthly webinars discussing matters in music.
Want to hear Scottish music? Check out our podcast.
FolkWaves for broadcasters
Are you a broadcaster looking to get Scottish music to play on your programme? FolkWaves is for you?
FolkWaves for musicians
Are you a musician trying to get your music played on the radio? FolkWaves is also for you!
Want to make a CD?
Here is our blog on how to make a CD
Here’s a list of places to send it for review.
What’s the difference between PRS, MCPS and PPL?
A great PDF on the differences between the different organisations
Check out our Distil and Scotland Sings websites for more music based tutorials.
Want to make a video?
Read our blog on making a video
Want to make a website?
Read our blog on making a website
Some interesting ways to get better as a musician.
Emma Tomlinson’s checklist to make sure you get the most out of your practising and achieve your goals.
Preparation for performance and practice
Emma Tomlinson’s checklist so you go into your practice / performance with the right mindset.
Arm and shoulder warmups
We should always warmup before we play our instruments however many of us don’t and suffer the consequences with sour necks, arms etc. Here are three simple exercises you can do.
Emerging Excellence Awards
Whether you’re an unsigned band, a classical string quartet, a singer-songwriter or an urban performer, these grants of up to £3,000 could make all the difference at the start of your career.
Scotland’s main funding body and a big support of artists in Scotland. Check out their website for information and links to funds.
Accountancy and Tax
Over the years we have some great chats from accountants on working as a musician. Two folks that have been a great help to us are:
McElhinney & Co
Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors
70 Drymen Road
0141 942 2475
07955 247 609