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Gigbeth 2008:another failure or another success?Was it both?What are your thoughts a few months on?

I have resisted the temptation to put my thoughts on Gigbeth 2008 down as I didn’t attend any part of it. I was hoping to hear all the stories, read up on the reviews and look at the pictures but to be honest there hasn’t been much to look at. Perhaps I haven’t looked very far.

Was it a another failure or another success, how do you define failure, how do you define success? Was it a failure and also a success? How was Gigbeth for you? What impact has Gigbeth had? How do you measure an event’s success?


This is the only photo sent in to the Music Network during the event from a member of the public, was it really all that bad?

I don’t think it was. Have a look at this http://www.davepiper.org.uk/music/gigbeth08/gigbethmainlogotilt/

There is a flickr group that people have contributed to here:

Gigbeth Reviews:

4 Talent Magazine http://www.4talentmagazine.com/2008/11/11/4talent-gigbeth-stage-round-up

Birmingham Post  http://www.birminghampost.net/life-leisure-birmingham-guide/birmingham-culture/music-in-birmingham/2008/11/10/guillemots-provide-value-for-month-at-gigbeth-festival-65233-22216579/

Rhubarb Radio http://www.rhubarbradio.com/live/events/archive.aspx

Gigbeth PO Box 14386
B25 9EL

Please send  in your links, photos, reviews and comments on your Gigbeth experience and any suggestions for the future would be most welcome, i feel some evaluation of past events and hopes for future ones may be useful. Your comments please…..

Gigbeth Conference 2008 Tickets are £100 + VAT

Thursday 6th November 2008 10am – 6pm + VIP Gigbeth Opening Party at 6pm.


Come and listen to Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) talk to Janice Long (BBC) about his experience of music education both as a student and as a workshop leader and his experience of the music industry so far.


+ workshops and debates looking at:


       links between the music industry and music education

       how to promote your music

       Intellectual Property and Music Law


With expert speakers like Marc Jaffrey (Music Manifesto), Maggie Crowe (BPI and Governor of the BRIT School), Rich Castillo (A&R for Shalit Global) and Alexis Grower(International music lawyer).


All this will take place the Radisson SAS Hotel in Birmingham followed by a VIP Opening Party featuring exclusive performances by Scott Matthews and Nigel Clark from Dodgy(Champagne reception sponsored by Harvey Nichols Birmingham).


Tickets are £100 + VAT and include entrance to the conference, VIP Party, Queue jumping pass to the Gigbeth Festival and a one day pass to Music Live at the NEC.

Email Clare Edwards on gigbeth@mac.com to reserve your place now!  http://www.gigbethconference.com


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