Showcase Scotland 2021

Scotland has a proud history of sharing its traditional culture far and wide – at ceilidhs, fireside sessions and festivals – so it will take more than a lockdown to stop us shouting from the rooftops about the world-class musicians who are eager to get back out there in the months and years to come. At Creative Scotland, we’ve worked hard with the Scottish Government to keep our musicians and our music industry afloat in this most difficult of years. We hope that Showcase Scotland will provide the bridge that’s needed to ensure those musicians have a bright future playing the towns and cities in your part of the world.- Alan Morrison, Head of Music

Spotify Playlists

Normally we would have created some physical CDs of Scotland’s latest releases, but in these remote times we have created two playlists of some of Scotland’s best talent ready to be exported.

Scotland’s Festivals

Highlight videos from some of Scotland’s many vibrant festivals.

Youtube Playlist - Scotland's Festivals

Live Performances

A selection of live performances from some of Scotland’s finest artists.

Youtube Playlist - Scotland's Artists

Global Music Match

Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with export organisations and showcase events from around the world, Global Music Match is a pilot initiative created to continue raising the profile of local artists in international music markets within the challenging parameters of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Here are some of the highlights from the Scottish artists involved in the project.

Youtube - Global Music Match