Clare Edwards leads the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 29th November 2012.

The Meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

Anyone involved in Music in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

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The Music Network organises a NETWORKING EVENT on the last Thursday of each month, for the benefit of music related businesses in the West Midlands region. If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people. These Networking events are about all things music in the region. They’re about helping you to teach yourself how to do it, by yourself, for yourself and encourages you to share the knowledge with others so they can do the same. If you are a musician, a student, someone who works with musicians, represents musicians, has involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts…..the meeting will be useful.

If you have news to report, a presentation to give, an event to promote, any new points for discussion, a pitch to make, business cards or flyers to hand round, an appeal for help, advice or guidance or even if you just want the free tea and biscuits and some serious discussion…you are invited.

You can also post in by email any news or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.

Read the minutes from previous meetings here:

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Creative Networks THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2012, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM

Screening of the 50 minute documentary film, a collaboration between award winning film company Blue Hippo Media Ltd and Proper Music Publishing Ltd, with the Director Pip Piper, plus Q & A time.



Last Shop Standing, inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 60, 70 and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to discover and cherish new bands, new music and why they might just have a brighter future.

“5***** Brilliant” – Q Magazine
Birmingham based Pip Piper has spent the last 15 years making films, in 2006 he set up BHM with Rob Taylor to develop larger commercial film projects, since its formation the company has become internationally recognised, winning awards for both documentary and feature film. Pip’s passion is to discover and tell compelling stories, develop and work with great talent and to create films that communicate with impact to audiences far and wide. He is also the CEO of the “Producers Forum” a member’s led film and media based organisation.

Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

To join us for this FREE event, please email or call Dave Taylor on 0121 331 5400. Alternatively, register online at our website

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