ROBERT KILPATRICK

GENERAL MANAGER - THE SCOTTISH MUSIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

As General Manager, Robert is responsible for the day-to-day management of all SMIA services, projects and events. Following the SMIA joining Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Network 2018-2021, Robert’s role includes overseeing the development of the SMIA; both as an association working on behalf of its members, as well as an innovation agency providing key training and support to music businesses and practitioners across Scotland.

Robert studied BA Commercial Music at the University of the West of Scotland and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. He has previously worked as Events and Marketing Executive at music licensing organisation PPL, as well as previously undertook the role of Projects and Operations Manager at the SMIA, which included project managing the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and delivering Capital XTRA’s Music Potential project in Glasgow. Robert has also worked at festivals throughout the UK in a variety of freelance roles, including The Great Escape Bestival, The Beat-herder and XpoNorth.