DMC is a platform for the music industry in Dumfries and the surrounding area. We run a programme of music education and showcase events throughout the year, including our flagship conference in October

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Dumfries Music Conference is an independent community interest company, which was founded as a The Stove Network project in 2012. Dumfries Music Conference CIC was inaugurated in 2016. 

Through our links to people and organisations in the Scottish music industry, we aim to provide opportunities to young people in the region. We do this through educational events like talks and workshops, and through live showcases that are often attended by music industry figures. 


what we do


We aim to deliver key musical insight and knowledge to local people, with a view to helping them advance their own career objectives and job opportunities.

We advocate for Dumfries and Galloway’s vibrant contemporary music scene by engaging local music industry people and attracting others from outside the area.

We hope to inspire and educate a wide range of audiences, and to understand, celebrate, participate in and be supportive of the local contemporary music community.


our team



DMC would not be possible without the support of The Holywood Trust - an organisation which exists to provide opportunities for young people that wouldn’t otherwise be available. 

We are forever indebted to the inspiration and support given to us by The Stove Network - a pioneer of the local creative industries.