Last night I was trying to submit my Scots translation of In The Bleak Midwinter to Spotify‘s playlist pitch tool. A question on the form is “What languages are the lyrics in?”. Despite having Gaelic and other minority languages as options, Spotify did not offer Scots as an option, and I couldn’t submit my song for consideration in the correct language. I made contact with SpotifyCares only to be told that they were “not able to confirm if or when your specific request will be addressed” but they were “building new features and tools for you to use”. Scots isn’t a technical tool or feature, it is a language in which people speak and sing in and release music into Spotify in. And Spotify should treat it as such and add it to the list of languages.
Bringing some strong eyeliner flick game to the @scottishtuc Congress. 💅🏻 Was a total pleasure to speak on behalf of @wearethemu about the disastrous effects of Brexit on musicians. A motion from Rab Noakes.
Gies a gig. Gies a gig. Gies a gig.
GIG 🙌🏻 Still tickets available for tonight’s livestream with @michael_biggins from Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock. Premiering some brand new songs! ✨ Tickets still available for £10 a household ➡️ https://bit.ly/3m6h9rn
Hair done in time for tomorrow’s livestream from Eastwood Park Theatre with @michael_biggins 🙌🏻 Tickets are £10 per household 🎟 Begins at 20:00 BST! Link in bio.
Hello MTV and welcome to my crib 🏰
New single out now! It’s also Bandcamp Friday! 🏴Davy Steele wrote this in the run up to the devolution referendum. I’m releasing my cover a month before a critical election which will determine Scotland’s future. ✨Featuring @charliestewartmusic (bass) @graham_rorie (strings/mandolin) and @mcrobbie.jack (guitar) 🙌🏻