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Privacy Policy

Scope
Birmingham Music Network is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy and notice applies to all data subjects whose personal data we collect, in line with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Who are we?
The address for Birmingham Music Network is PO BOX 9121, Birmingham, B13 8AU, England. Telephone: (+44) 07974 746810 Websitehttp://birminghammusicnetwork.com

For Data Protection enquiries email mark@birminghammusicnetwork.com or write to the PO BOX address above.

Responsibilities
We are responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to data subjects prior to Birmingham Music Network collecting/processing their personal data.

Privacy Notice
The personal data we would like to collect from you is as follows:

Email address

First and last name (where applicable)

Name of company (where applicable)

Address (where applicable)

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

Sending communications, including but not limited to newsletters, information on artists, events, projects, services and other information about, or relating to the work of Birmingham Music Network.

Transferring information between our IT systems to allow us to send communications.

Processing any complaints that we receive.

Allowing secure access (where applicable) to certain documents on our website.

Legal Basis
Our legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. By submitting your details, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy. We will not collect any special data types for the purpose of sending communications about Birmingham Music Network.

Consent
By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified above. Consent is required for Birmingham Music Network to process normal or special categories of personal data, but it must be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for personal data we will always tell you why and how the information will be used. Where you have consented, we will contact you with marketing materials as described above. You may withdraw consent at any time by unsubscribing or if can’t work out how to do that by contacting mark@birminghammusicnetwork.com

Disclosure
Birmingham Music Network will not pass on your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent to do so.

Retention Period
Birmingham Music Network will process and store personal data until you remove your consent for us to contact you. We will erase the data held by us within 30 days of the removal of consent.

Safeguards
Birmingham Music Network has implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure personal data processed remains secure, however, absolute security cannot be guaranteed.

Your rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

Right to be informed – you have the right to be aware of how we use your information, as set out within this policy.

Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.

Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.

Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved (as stated above) in the processing of your personal data.

Third Countries
We do not transfer your data to third countries. Any data held is stored within the EU at all times.

Complaints
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by  Birmingham Music Network (or by any third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with Birmingham Music Network.

Changes to this policy
We may change this Privacy Policy & Notice at any time by updating this page, please make sure you frequently visit this page. We will endeavour to provide you with a notice of change of this page if any amendments occur.

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Don’t worry – you can opt out of receiving communication from us at any time and can rest assured that your information is kept secure.

We value your privacy and use a variety of security measures to protect your personal information. Your information will not be passed onto any third parties.

How does Iron Man Records choose it’s artists and how does it promote them?

An article about Iron Man Records, Birmingham writtten by JANINE LABUSCAGNE BA (HONS) Media & Communication, University of Central England, 2007.

“…..There are two kinds of music – good music and bad music.  Good music is music that I want to hear.  Bad music that I don’t want to hear” Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life, 1978

The objective of this study discusses promotional strategies generated by the independent record label, Iron Man Records.  The research examined the use of the Internet as a free marketing tool and how traditional methods of running a label did not have an affect on Iron Man.  Discussing this, I examined the theoretical areas of music industries, promotion and punk in order to understand and gain a solid background for the development of my research.

Conclusions are then put forward after conducting a participant observation, that social networks play the biggest part in promotion for the label.  Findings throughout the research have been put forward about the different strategies used in the process of online promotion, as well as more general suggestions for further research.

‘De muziek is de geleende creativiteit en motivatie in ons leven’ (translated from Dutch), music is the borrowed creativity and motivation in our lives.  The music industry has had one of the biggest influences in our lives and on our culture.  An example of this would be Wall (2003) and Anderson’s (2006) statements which look at popular music as the: “soundtrack to our lives” (2003; 1) and that “we are consumed by hits – making them, choosing them, talking about them, and following their rise and fall” (2006; 2).  The world of the music industry is one which has been forced to make changes because of the constant development of new technologies.  These changes are in order to keep fans consuming the product that is for sale – music.  Britain is a nation of music lovers and we buy more music than any other country – four units per capita each year (IFPI Recording Industry in Numbers 2002).

The music genre known as punk, has been around since the late 1960s, when unemployment was a prominent social feature in Britain.  It would appear that we are currently witnessing a re-evolution of the music industry and punk’s DIY (do-it-yourself) ethos within independent record labels.  Beyond the development and creation of music, technology has created an impact on the production, distribution, and consumption of ‘Iron Man Records’ music.  “Record companies see the other media as promotional avenues for their music” (Wall 2003; 111).  There are many new and different social networks such as MySpace, MOG and Flickr which will be one of the main areas of focus for the research.  These social networks have evolved on the Internet and the trend displayed by many bands in choosing independent record labels, such as Iron Man Records, above major record labels demonstrates what Barrow and Newby argued about how the music industry:

“Without popular recording artists there would be no music business and without record companies there would be no musical product to be bought in the shops” (1995: 2-3).

The research question, ‘How does the punk music label, Iron Man Records, choose its artists and how does it promote them?’ is a significant topic in the industry to investigate.  The independent label has not been explored in depth before, although academics have looked at similar areas of the music industry.  The study will look at how relationships are being built between a record label, the music industry and bands.  The study also looks at what steps are being taken to promote and market Iron Man Records music. Read more here: Click link for full article on Iron Man Records