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June 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 24th June 2010

Clare Edwards, Nicola Toms, Mark Sampson, Gary Hayward, Pete Zimmer, Spence Cater, Rob Heaton, Yammis Yfestos,

Apologies: Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick, Lyndsey MU cant make Abi Seabrook.

New Points:

Pete Zimmer – Singer songwirter and has been for many years. Plays small pubs and clubs and repetoire blues rock etc. plays covers and a few of his own). just finished a bsc in music tech at BCU. Hosts a couple of open mic jam nights once a fortnight in Amblecote outside stourbridge…at The Maverick. Bands on fridays and saturdays. Once a month on a tuesday night at the queens head in Wolverly out near kidderminster..they have an open mic on a tuesday aimed at singers. Anyone can show up and play. semi acoustic thing…more about singers rather than electric playing etc.
www.facebook.com as pete zimmer

Gary Hayward – Gary has decided to keep and put to one side the new grey whistle test. A project that he’s been working on for past few years.

Gary has bought and set up a brand new website domain called Radio Pebble Mill. He wants it to be a radio station that reflects what is actually going on in the local Birmingham area. Trying to think of good ideas for shows, looking for people to get involved and present shows of their own. it will be internet radio primarily
If you want to get involved in the internet radio station contact gary: 07842 242593
suggestions were made about : rhubarb radio, radio to go, brumcast, music world radio, vale fm, big city fm, south birmingham community radio, basment sound radio

Clare Edwards – Works with Soweto Kinch.
Clare Edwards is involved in three events in July
17th July: Simmer Down Handsworth park. 1pm-7pm all free with workshops, street dance, carnival for kids, its a Community Festival with Reggae. Band called Legend, Friendly Fire band, Daholl,
The Drum Box office 0121 333 2400

31st july a Festival just outside Ludlow in the grounds of Elton Hall
Headlines from Scott Mathews, Chew Lips, Muchuu, King Charles, Tom Bradley,
There is camping, tickets about £28.00

4th July Sing up in the park, Mac, Birmingham. All Free

Nicola Toms: Regional manager for Oxjam which is oxfams Music festival and also Moseley Folk Mostly Jazz festival.
Saturday 16th october in multiple city center venues, come and watch local bands and profits go to oxfam. Gig tomorrow at Urban Coffee company. Oxjam are looking for people to put on smaller events to raise funds before oct 16th then event itself is happening on 16th october in Birmingham City center.

Venues to be confirmed. Victoria and Island
looking for volunteers
emil nicola for more info.

Spence Cater: Project Called “Pathways to Enterprise” which is curretly which is operating in wolverhampton and sandwell offering people who are considering self employment as an option the chance to get help and support in becoming self employed. Spence Cater enterprise coach mobile 07943790266

Rob Heaton: trying to carve out some work in music production…been getting training and experience….recently been working on “two weeks to make it” helping with the making of a film for that project. made contact with a number of media companies.

Rob is looking to find or contact any musicians who are looking to record a demo or any artists who want to make a video or companies
If you want to work with rob bert@wanderful.plus.com

His band is a fusion of latin funk ska reggae
looking for something in world music
attract fans from all sorts of different styles
looking to record an album in october
looking for a record deal producer etc to get things moving.
suggestions made for Yammis to contact: poseidon music, jon cotton, sasa music david flowers, also blue whale studios, alan james and bob ramdhanie,

Keisha Thompson: singer songwriter poet,
git a gig next week at the yardbird…open mic night, next wednesday, (happens every other wednesday) featured artist next week. playing guitar plus jazz reggae,
poets singers musicians invited.
if anyone wants to work with keisha she plays guitar, she sings, poetry, spoken word, jazz, reggae…..email: kstarz4@yahoo.co.uk

Steve Hughes: xova plus dj derrick 25th june £5 with special guests dennis seaton of musical youth.

The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th June 2010, Birmingham T.E.E, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG. All Invited

The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 24th June 2010

The Meeting will be lead this month by Mark Badger from 4pm til 6pm at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

The Music Network, Birmingham, 2008

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 gig dates or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

There will be luxury chocolate biscuits and good coffee for all. There’s food and drink afterwards supplied by the creative networks too. Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.

http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Come and Join us.

About Mark Badger:

Mark runs Iron Man Records, based in Birmingham England. The record label has been running since 1996 and in 2000 he set up Birmingham Music Network which is also known as just The Music Network.

Mark has organised more than 1000 gigs in and around Birmingham since 1994 using many different identities but most of them used the name Badger Promotions until 2002.

Mark plays in a band called Last Under The Sun and another called Police Bastard. He works as a tour manager and driver helping bands out on the live circuit and when he finds time he writes and maintains several music related blogs. Mark has assembled simple online strategies for established bands, like the The Orb, and countless other new bands who have asked for help.

Mark has done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Business degree course, and bits and pieces for the Musicians Union, Birmingham City Council, Learning and Skills Council and Advantage West Midlands.

Mark also operates a shop on ebay selling all sorts of good alternative music on cd or vinyl.


Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG

4pm The Music Network Meeting

6pm Registration and refreshments

7pm Event starts

An evening with BAFTA-winning director Jessie Versluys and assistant producer Kate Collier on the making of Katie: My Beautiful Face.

Katie was young and beautiful. A model and budding TV presenter, the 24-year-old had a glowing future ahead of her. But in 2008 a vicious acid attack destroyed her face, and with it her career and her life as she knew it.

Join BAFTA and Creative Networks to hear how director Jessie and assistant producer Kate worked with Katie to bring her incredibly moving story to the screen. From commissioning and production through to the editing process, Jessie will elucidate the struggles both she and Katie faced in the making of this documentary and explain how they captured Katie’s truly amazing spirit and humour as she began to rebuild her life with her new appearance. Breakthrough talent BAFTA winner Jessie will also offer indispensible advice to budding filmmakers on how to approach sensitive subjects for the screen.

The event will be interspersed with clips from the Channel Four Cutting Edge production Katie: My Beautiful Face, courtesy of Mentorn Media.

Jessie Versluys is a freelance Producer/ Director. Jessie has a background in both factual entertainment and documentary, directing on a range of programmes from The Apprentice and Secret Millionaire to the critically acclaimed The Hospital (A and E) which revealed the plight of the busy staff on a typical NHS emergency wing. Jessie worked her way up the ladder until she got a break directing on a Channel 4 first-time directors’ scheme run through Ricochet. After making her first 30 minute documentary about a vulnerable prolific young offender she went on to make her first 60 minute documentary, Into The Big Wide World – a touching and well received film about care leavers and the extraordinary difficulties they face. She is technically trained and has self-shot many of her programmes.

To join us for this FREE event, please email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call Dave Taylor on 0121 331 5400.
Alternatively, register online at www.creativenetworksonline.com

BAFTA’s learning and events programme brings you closer to the film, television and video games industries. Through nationwide events, which are open to all, and exclusive online content, BAFTA shares the knowledge, talent and advice of industry experts. Learn from the best at www.bafta.org. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/bafta

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