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Creative Networks event & Music forum & Film forum 24th Nov 2011

Register at Reception 4pm for The Music Network and 4pm for Birmingham Screen Image Network, 6pm for Creative Netwoks – FREE food and refreshment in our Café until 7pm, then to Lecture Theatre for panel debate

CREATIVE NETWORKS

Music and Birmingham’s Digital Culture Future
www.creativenetworksonline.com

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2011, 6PM UNTIL 9PM

INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM

AND BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 6PM – WWW.BSIN.CO.UK

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG

Music and Birmingham’s Digital Cultural Future – Across Birmingham, new strategies are being developed that will look at the contribution music could make to the cultural and digital future of the city. Birmingham Music Network is leading an independent debate at this month’s Creative Networks event that will examine the issues, ask questions and challenge the preconceptions of the local music industry on what role music can play in this emerging landscape.

Birmingham City Council is currently researching issues surrounding the promotion of Birmingham as a music destination.  This debate is set to cover these issues and the wider areas of live music performance, music archive, the music industry and the support of the local scene.

Those taking part represent a wide array of opinion and experience, they include:

Robin Valk, long time a part of BRMB and developer of the Music Pilot Project (an archive that champions new local music);
Dr Paul Long, a reader in media and cultural history at BCU and the active presence behind many regional cultural archive projects;
Andy Derrick, an award winning professional performer, composer and music educator;
Abi Seabrook, a community and professional musician, also an active member and passionate advocate of the Musicians’ Union.

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 our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

March 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Music Network Meeting Thursday 31st March 2011

TEE, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham

In attendance

Saurab Thomas (bcu graduate), Sheryl (student acces to music, starting ) Robin Valk (radiotogo), Clare Edwards, Simon Howes, Abi , Adrian Kimberline, Katy Jay (photographer musoplex),  Colin Tippin (musicalechanges.com), Peter Marchant (student), Matt Marchant (student musician, presenter on scratch radio), Alex (accounting and finnace student), Sean (student), Liam (composing and producing music, comedy script writing) Keisha Thompson (singer songwriter poet). Ann Sulaiman. Spence Cater.

Apologies

Nicola Toms – Oxjam, Martin Mullan – Changing Horses, Anthony Hughes – Musician, Andy Ward – Musoplex, Vince is touring with 10cc, Kevin Moore – Scratch Radio, Andy Derrick – Musician. Continue reading

June 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 24th June 2010

Present:
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.petezimmer.co.uk
www.myspace.com/petezimmer
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
www.radio-pebblemill.co.uk
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,
www.the-drum.org.uk
The Drum Box office 0121 333 2400

31st july a Festival just outside Ludlow in the grounds of Elton Hall
www.fireflymusicfest.com
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
www.oxjam.org.uk/oxjam
www.oxjambrum.org.uk/fb
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
www.soundcloud.com.sonic-vibe
www.vimeo.com/pathway

Yammis:
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.
myspace.com/frutalokamusic
07907645664
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.

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