The next Music Network will be led by Mark Sampson. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

The Music Network Meeting will also include Birmingham Screen Image Network.

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

Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

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Then Creative Networks from 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

Speaker: Christian Payne – The multimedia storyteller discusses the tech and kit that make him tick
www.documentally.com

Originally a professional photographer for the UK dailies and now a freelance mobile media maker, specialising in creative technology and connected platforms, Christian Payne aka @Documentally is an early adopter of new media working with projects that make effective use of social technology.

Past international projects have included documenting the plight of Iraqi refugees for the United Nations; video blogging for the British Council in Pakistan and working alongside Reuters on groundbreaking political projects. With over 15 years experience in self publishing, Christian now talks, teaches and documents worldwide. His workshops cover a range of topics from interview techniques, to Story-making with a networked device.

Join us at our free event to hear how Christian uses social technology to navigate this networked world. Learn how to use mobile tools to engage with communities, build an audience and place yourself on the devices and in the pockets of your viewers, listeners or readers.

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

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe
7.00pm Speaker: Christian Payne – BCU Millennium Point Lecture Theatre, 8.15pm Q & A, 8.45pm Event ends

To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

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.

I have updated the Music Strategy page here, there are a number of interesting articles on the subject of Music, Birmingham and what can be done to inspire, develop and promote music from the region. Some of the opinion pieces are really worth reading and there are a few videos to watch too. If anyone would like to contribute any other articles for inclusion, please send an email with further details, files, or links to mark at birminghammusicnetwork.com.