Coda Music are the seventh recipients of Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight Award. The “Limelight’s” are a monthly initiative (launched in October 2012) that recognises the outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland today. Coda Music have been spending time with their customers since 1997 selling Scottish music. They’ve have a great service, a brilliant website and loads of loyal customers.

We asked Rose Norton of Coda Music the following questions.

Company name
Coda Music

What is your principle company activity?
Music retailing.

When and where did the company first start trading?
1997 at 12 Bank St, Edinburgh.

What made you want to work in Scottish culture?
By providing a dedicated shop for Folk music we hope to offer a much wider selection of Scottish music to visitors than was previously available. We have the time to spend with customers who are looking for a real souvenir from their time spent in Scotland. We hope they will be listening for years to come.

Can you tell us of any particular company highlights?
Highlights? Hmm, the fact that we’re still here is a highlight for us! We started a distribution service for local artists in 2009 which we’re hoping to expand. We opened The Vinyl Room on April 20th 2013. It’s an exciting time.

What are your company’s plans for the future?
We’d like to see Coda as a hub for Scottish music with maybe more instore gigs. We’d also like to expand the Vinyl side of our business and help artists further with distribution.

How will you celebrate receiving Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight award?
We’ll be heading to The Jolly Judge!

Visit Coda Music at
12, Bank Street,
On The Mound,
0131 622 7246