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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 28th April 2016

“We started Birmingham Music Network and The Screen Image Network to act as a meeting point and gathering place for the regions Music and Film community. Together we are creating a new way to work. The two networks are an organic thing that have grown directly out of the enthusiasm of a disparate group of creative individuals. The meetings are for people who are trying to find a different way to make a life and express their ideas outside the structures of conventional business models, academia, government and the funding machinery of the West Midlands.”

The next Music Network will be led by Mark Badger. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 28th April 2016 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG. Updates will be posted on our Twitter

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/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

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

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker: 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

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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 30th April 2015

“We started Birmingham Music Network and The Screen Image Network to act as a meeting point and gathering place for the regions Music and Film community. Together we are creating a new way to work. The two networks are an organic thing that have grown directly out of the enthusiasm of a disparate group of creative individuals. The meetings are for people who are trying to find a different way to make a life and express their ideas outside the structures of conventional business models, academia, government and the funding machinery of the West Midlands.”

The next Music Network will be led by Anthony Hughes. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 30th April 2015 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/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

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

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker: 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

Continue reading

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The next Music Network meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 24th April 2014 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.Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

IFPI and RIAA 2013 Music Sales Figures – There are positive signs but overall they make for troubling reading. Total sales were down 3.9%. Based on 2012 numbers the trend suggested that 2013 revenues should have registered a 2% growth, so that is a -6% swing in momentum. Digital grew by 4.3% which was not enough to offset the impact of declining CD sales, which has been the story every year since 2000 except last. Download sales declined by 1%. Continued competition from apps and other entertainment, coupled with subscriptions poaching the most valuable download buyers is finally taking its toll. Subscriptions up by 51%: An impressively strong year for subscriptions but not enough to make the digital increase bigger than the physical decline on a global basis nor in key markets, including the US. Read it all in full here Continue reading

April 2013 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 25th April 2013

Attendance:
Ayesha Campbell – singer vocal coach

Andrea Campbell- students of sound

Manoj Solanki – produces dance music

Hugh McGuinness – music promoter, band manager

Robert Sharl – BCU, Futurilla podcast network

Emma Scott- marketing for University of Birmingham

Richard Battye – River studio

Andrew Marsh – Oxjam, Birmingham

Tom – Skill sharing company, apps for phones Music

Richard Mitten – freelance sound engineer.

Spence Cater -Musician, Songwriter

Simon Howes – Freelance sound engineer

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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Mark Badger will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 25th April 2013.

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. Continue reading

Creative Networks Thursday 26th April 2012 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Birmingham B4 7XG

Creative Networks is about bringing together all parties involved in screen-based and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

THE MUSIC NETWORK with Robin Valk 4PM until 5.30PM – WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM

BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BSIN.CO.UK

Creative Networks 5.45PM UNTIL 9.00PM WWW.CREATIVENETWORKSONLINE.COM

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

BAFTA NOMINATED SHORTS ON TOUR: BIRMINGHAM 5.45pm

Following on from the Orange British Academy Film Awards on 12 February 2012, the nominated short films and short animations are touring the country. Join us at Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point, for a special screening and Q&A brought to you by Creative Networks and BAFTA. Continue reading

Robin Valk & The Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 26th April 2012

Robin Valk
Robin Valk will be leading The Music Network meeting once again on Thursday 26th April 2012 at Millennium Point, Birmingham.

The Meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm at 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.

Robin is a broadcast and software consultant. He has been in radio for over 40 years, working on student radio, US Rock Radio, Commercial Radio and BBC Radio 2. When not consulting, teaching, podcasting or writing on radio and music, Robin works on radio and music projects – most recently, a documentary project on the music and musicians of Handsworth, Birmingham, and he’s leading the Pilot Project for the British Library.

Robin is one of the most experienced music programmers in Europe, working for RCS, makers of Selector, at their New York HQ for ten years. He offers consultancy in Selector and  P Squared’s AutoTrack / Myriad, for whom he is currently authoring online help, as well as other systems. Recent consult work has taken Robin to Southampton, Glasgow and Budapest. He is currently developing new ultra-low cost radio approaches for Internet radio streaming.

In recent months Robin has turned his attention to blogging more about local music and the stories he has uncovered. Recent blog posts have included Toy Hearts, National Radio Airplay Stats, Misty’s Big Adventure and Friends of the Stars, a fantastic Audio documentary called Handsworth Evolution interesting pieces on Richard Shakespeare BRMB Four Local DJ’s Two Local Studios  Steve Gibbons, The Destroyers, Ruby Turner and Jim Cleary

You are welcome to contact Robin through this blog (email to robin@radiotogo.com) for voicing work, software training and database troubleshooting, music consultancy or other radio projects.

Birmingham Music Network 2011 Logo

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: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Website: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com   Facebook   Twitter

Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene at Glee Club Birmingham 17th April 2012

Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene at Glee Club Birmingham 17th April 2012
Birmingham music legend Simon Fowler is set to launch his new solo project with an intimate show at Birmingham’s Glee Club on Tuesday 17 April.

Best know as lead vocalist and guitarist with Britpoppers Ocean Colour Scene, Fowler has also provided backing vocals for ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller and folk artist Kate Rusby.

Glee Club music promoter Markus Sargeant said: “We have very fond memories of when Simon previously played The Glee with Oscar and we were thrilled to be offered the hometown launch show of his new solo project.

“Simon is the latest in a long line of remarkably talented artists to play our intimate Studio room, and this is a rare opportunity for fans to witness a multi-million selling artist at close quarters.”

Ocean Colour Scene are one of the most successful bands to have come out of the Britpop explosion of the mid-nineties, famously knocking Oasis’ Be Here Now off the UK Album Chart top spot with 1997 record Marchin’ Already. Popular hits include ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and TFI Friday intro track ‘The Riverboat Song’.

Show: Simon Fowler
Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012
Doors: 7.30pm
Venue: The Glee Club (Studio), The Arcadian, Birmingham, B5 4TD
Box Office: 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
Admission: £15.00 advance
Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene at Glee Club Birmingham 17th April 2012

The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 26th May 2011

The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 26th May 2011 at Millennium Point, Birmingham. The Meeting will be lead this month by Andy Derrick from 4pm til 5.30pm at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG. Join us on Twitter for regular updates and discussion.

We invite you to answer 10 Questions for Birmingham’s Independent Music Industry and contribute to the dialogue on the issues involved. The Ten Questions have already been answered by: Andy Derrick, Keisha Thompson, Jon Cotton, Pam Bishop, Andy Roberts, Ben Calvert.

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 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.

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

Website: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Join us on Facebook Join us on Twitter

April 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes April 28th 2011

Present:

Mark Badger, Cheryl Graham, Adam Kyron, Andy derrick, Clare edwards, Chris Hytch, Dmien Morgan, Yaz Alexander, Mart Mullan, Anthony Hughes, Keisha Thompson,

Apologies:

Andy Ward Musoplex, Nicola Toms, Alex Oxjam, Simon Howes, John Taylor, Worcester Music Network, Colin Tippin, Musical Exchanges, Continue reading

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