What will the future bring?

What If Conference...

On 14th November 2020 the Traditional Music Forum held an online event ‘What If…’, where people involved in traditional music in Scotland were invited to join the TMF and some guest speakers to discuss some post-Covid scenarios for Scotland’s Traditional Arts community.

Below are videos of the presentations from our guest speakers for the day: Jenn Butterworth, Steve Byrne, Malcolm Reavell, Jim Sutherland, and Donald Smith.

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Jenn Butterworth – What if our community was more diverse?

Due to technical difficulties the start of Jenn’s presentation has unfortunately been cut off.¬†You can read her notes for the full presentation¬†here.

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Steve Byrne – What if we had a proper Scottish Traditional Music archive?

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Malcolm Reavell – What if there were some kind of basic income?

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Jim Sutherland – What if there were fairer, musician-owned streaming platforms?

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Donald Smith – What if blended performances are the future?

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Summary