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The Spree festival: SAY Award showcase

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The Spree festival: SAY Award showcase

As the SAY Award and The Spree both celebrate their fifth birthdays, this very special event will bring the two together …

How does winning Scotland’s national music prize affect an artist’s career? How does social context affect the way music is made? When times are hard economically, does culture become more important and valuable?

Hear the answers to these questions and more as you join us at The Spree for an exclusive night celebrating five years of The SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) Award; Scotland’s most lucrative music prize.

Hosted by the Scottish Music Industry Association’s Chairman Dougal Perman, the event will see past winners of the award, including this year’s winner Anna Meredith, Kathryn Joseph (2015) and RM Hubbert (2013), joined by notable music industry figures, including Stewart Henderson (Chemikal Underground) and Tim Brinkhurst (Soul Punk Management), discussing creative processes, influences, Scottish music and what it takes to write and record an award winning album.

The event will feature intimate stripped back performances followed by a SAY Award themed DJ set, as we take a look back on five great years championing Scottish music.