Tiree Music Festival has put out a call for entries for TMF Unsigned, a competition that will see Scottish unsigned bands battle it out for a place on the main stage of what has been voted Best Small Festival in Scotland two years running.
Acts have until March 10 to enter by emailing a track, video or link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, Amber Road were the band picked from 1500 entries.
Tickets for the event, which takes place from July 18-20, are on sale from the festival's website.
The first act to be announced for this year's eveny is Hebridean singer Julie Fowlis.
gives free tips
Twelve up-and-coming acts from around Scotland have been selected to join a line-up of top Scottish musicians in a series of free showcase gigs in venues around Perth on March 14 and 15 as part of the Words And Music conference taking place in Perth Concert Hall.
The two-day conference aims to provide musicians and music workers with practical tips and essential advice about making a career in music and will offer new talent the opportunity to impress the Scottish music industry's movers and shakers alongside established pop, rock and folk names. These include Randolph's Leap, Siobhan Wilson, Fiona Hunter and Alasdair Roberts.