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26th February 2015 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network/Screen Image Network Meeting – 26th February 2015

Present:
Gavin Leach, Three Sun Rising, has come to promote his band

Clare Edwards, Independent Producer

Robin Valk, writes about local music and has background in local radio

Alan Musson, doing MA and radio and audio production

Peter Swinson, runs recording studio and rehearsal rooms in Tamworth – plays the drums and is looking for a band

Natalie Brown, singer songwriter, performer

Danny Fick,  musician and sound engineer

Linda Angelis – music teacher, singer

Apologies:
Mark Sampson, Anthony Hughes

New Points:
Discussion with Natalie about how to get gigs and work as a backing vocalists..

Peter Swinson is looking for a band to join – maybe covers bands. Danny joined a band through Gumtree and so did Gavin.

Discussion with Danny about how he can get work as a sound engineer and who he should talk to in Birmingham to avoid moving to London

Discussion with Linda about the barriers as a singer to getting the word out and the challenges of the internet

Robin talked about the new local tv station is opening up and whether it should have some sort of music programming and the lack of support for local music in the West Midlands on radio. Today the Birmingham Post launched a campaign to demand that the BBC brings a fair share of activity to the West Midlands.

Gavin asked about what the process is to get your music to the right people. Talked about the merits of online radio stations

Clare talked about Flickerama the new film festival she is working on with Tom Lawes from the Electric Cinema. www.flickerama.co.uk

29th January 2015 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 29th January 2015

Present:
Mark Sampson (Iron Man Records), Paul Reynolds (Creative hertz), Ben Walker (Creative Hertz), Derek Nisbet, Anthony McKerr (Hand Forged Music), Sangeeta Squires (Lava Flo), Spence Cater (Spence Cater music), Reece Kennedy (Rope Press), David Loney, Micah Desmond Jacob (BCU), Benedict Ulyatt (BCU) and a number of other late arrivals…..

Apologies:

Anthony Hughes

Meeting started with a general discussion on subject of what digital aggregators to use: Continue reading

27th November 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 27th November 2014

Christina Smith – Our Big Gig

Nicola Toms – Our big Gig
National Project, last year set up a drumming group.
This year setting up more free workshops. Family oriented
Looking for volunteers to join the team. may need help with other things like graphic design, marketing, places to run the workshops, venues sound engineers.
http://www.superact.org.uk
http://www.ourbiggig.co.uk

Stanislau Vysopal
Sound producer looking for a singer to work with. People can send sound files for mixing. Works from home, has a full production studio in his house.
http://www.soundcloud.com/The-fantasy-music

Raul Fermoselle
Head of MP Recording Society
Millennium Point – Free opportunities to record with students working on the project.
Raul.fermoselle@gmail.com

James Lumsdon
james.lumsdon@mail.bcu.ac.uk
Live sound society – Student run sound crew available for free.

Ben
4th year composer at the conservatoire. Looking for people to work with and interested writing composing music. benedict.ulyatt@mail.bcu.ac.uk

Mac – The Kings of Spain

I’ve been putting occasional events on at The Patrick Kavanagh in Moseley for the last few years – here’s a link to my f/b – you’ll see the type of thing. https://www.facebook.com/john.d.mcelwee

I’m looking for someone to work with me. I need someone with enthusiasm and energy to take on specific roles or just muck in and do a bit of everything: booking, publicising, artwork, moving gear, sitting on the door and taking stuff down when it’s all over.

Knowing how hard it is for bands to get even expenses I try to keep running costs to a minimum. Sound engineer is the biggest expense. I monitor who folks come to see and once exs are covered bands get 80% of door split according to how many have come in for them.

Graham (world unlimited) also helps promote http://www.worldunlimited.co.uk/events/kos.htm

So could you please put the word out. It’s best if folks interested view it as a labour of love rather than a money making opportunity.

I’ve attached details of the next gig.

Folks can contact via email, f/b or 0121 449 4362

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