Affiliations and External Resources

Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA)

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) exists to strengthenempower and unite Scotland’s music industry.

Their mission is to… 

  • Create and nurture a diverse, accessible and inclusive membership community that reflects the full spectrum of Scotland’s music industry
  • Ensure that Scotland’s music industry has an effective voice within government, parliament and development organisations that facilitates understanding and awareness of key opportunities and challenges
  • Produce and support projects and programmes to stimulate sustainability, domestic and international growth, development and innovation 

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

Disclosure Scotland

Disclosure Scotland helps employers make safer decisions when they’re recruiting people. It also makes sure unsuitable people do not work with vulnerable groups, including children.

Gig Buddies

Gig Buddies is all about enabling people with learning disabilities to lead the life they want. We match people up with a volunteer who shares the same cultural …


Music For All

Music for All is dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making.  We are a passionate, focused and ambitious UK charity helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music.

Musicians Union

The Musicians’ Union is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business.

Good Fundraising

Established for the purposes of overseeing enhanced self-regulation of fundraising in Scotland, to be responsible for fundraising standards in Scotland and to handle fundraising complaints related to Scottish registered charities.

Penumbra Mental Health

Penumbra Mental Health, a pioneering charity providing dedicated services for people with mild to serious and enduring mental ill health.

They support people on their journey to better mental health, by working with each person to find their own way forward. The power of people’s lived experience enables us to provide pioneering services which transform lives.

Charity Excellence Framework

Charity Excellence is a free one-stop-shop for anything a charity needs – 46% of its tens of thousands of users rate its 8 online health checks, huge information hub and interactive dashboard, and Funding FinderHelp Finder and Data Finder directories 10/10.  It enables you to assess any area of activity quickly and easily and be connected to a huge network of grant funding, pro bono support, and free resources, products and services, with charity input aggregated anonymously to create Big Data for the charity sector.    

Foxspring Music

Fox Spring Music

Edinburgh Jam Group is proud to announce our affiliation with Alasdair Easton of Foxspring Music as our recommended go-to for audio mixing projects.

Let the world hear your music at its best. Get it mixed by Alasdair at Fox Spring Music. Professional, creative mixing from an Edinburgh-based mix engineer. A great mix can bring out the vibe, emotion and depth in your music, and give it greater emotional impact. Get in touch to discuss your project today. You can send Ali a message on Facebook or through the contact form on, where you’ll also find examples of his mixes and a video that shows some of the power of mixing or ask any of the EJG Team when you are chatting with us.

Cal Bowes Guitars

Cal Bowes Guitars is a Livingston based guitar technician who has been providing restrings, setups, modifications and repairs for acoustic, electric and bass since 2015. He is a trained stringed instrument maker who is passionate about making sure his customers achieve the desired sound, look and feel on the instruments they love.

Call offers excellent prices, with pickup and drop-offs available. Please visit his site to get in touch and book your guitar in or talk to any of the EJG Team for more info.

Independent Society of Musicians (ISM)

The Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s largest representative non-union body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. We are financially independent with no political affiliation. Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and supporting those working in the music profession.