NEWS: Pitch, Scotland welcome showcase applications

NEWS: Pitch, Scotland welcome showcase applications

As previously announced on GIITTV, Scotland’s international, multi-venue conference of hip hop and underground culture Pitch, Scotland will take place across four venues in the East End of Glasgow on Saturday 27th August 2022. Now applications are open for two artists to perform.

The two acts will feature at Pitch’s live evening showcase at Saint Luke’s alongside Aberdeen’s rising star AiiTee, Dundee’s MC Salum, pioneering Edinburgh MC LOTOS and Cardiff rapper/Triskel Award winner Mace the Great. All of the six showcase acts will be invited to a post-conference information session on taking the next steps in their careers and receive a £500 creative development grant supported by PRS Foundation.

Pitch have also announced details of a presentation charting the history of hip hop, the addition of fourth outdoor venue BAaD (Barras Art and Design) and confirms a day-time hip hop dance performance by THREE60.

Also confirmed is the addition of an exclusive stream of a discussion on strategies for setting up your own music business presented by the Association of Independent Music (AIM). Chaired by Ben Wynter of AIM and talent management company Unstoppable Music Group, the pre-recorded discussion will feature input from artist manager Mobolaji Agoro, double SAMA-winning hyperpop musician TAAHLIAH, artist/producer Donae’o and Stella Reid, founder of independent artist development hub and management service Rough Bones Records. 

Aiming to celebrate and empower members of Scotland’s hip hop and underground communities, Pitch is presented by the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) in partnership with Creative Scotland, showcase festival FOCUS Wales, global urban music conference New Skool Rules and the PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development.

Pitch encourages applications for the live showcase from those artists already releasing music and creating waves on Scotland’s live scene who have an interest in the wider aims and activities of the conference. To apply for the showcase please visit:

The full programme can be seen here

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