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29th October 2015 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network / Screen Image Network Meeting – 29th October 2015

Present: Mark Badger, Dave Taylor, Lee Jenkins, Kieran Morris, Sue Nichols,

Lee Jenkins
Plays in a band called Tyrannosaurus Nebulous https://www.reverbnation.com/tyrannosaurusnebulous
Recording at Magic Garden with Gavin Monaghan
Finishing a 4 track EP. Planning to release it themselves. Asked for advice and guidance. Discussion followed with suggestions including:
Key Production for Vinyl, Tunecore for digital, Reverbnation, and Bandcamp.
also talked about booking agents, and contacts.

Kieran Morris
The Challenge, based in The Jewellery Quarter
Social Integration Charity
Works with Government backed NCS programme
All about getting young people to do stuff, get them out doing things they don’t normally do
For example: Music, Media, Art, Drama, Photography.
Projects go out into community from food banks to community centres
The Challenge are recruiting Mentors, Creative Leaders, Workshop Leaders
Throughout the summer there are paid opportunities
Fees might be from £80 a day to work with 16 year olds.
www.ncsthechallenge.org/jobs
Go onto jobs link website
We start recruiting in December for summer period next year. Artists and Musicians wanted.

Sue Nichols
Rachel Mayfield live with band
November 13th
7.30pm for 8pm start
www.rachelmayfield.com

PCafe, 1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2NT
puresavagemusic@yahoo.co.uk

Mark Badger

Become a Patron of Iron Man Records: Be the first to hear new releases and you will be sent special updates. Access to the Iron Man Records Sound Cloud account and choose anything from the Iron Man Shop. WAV files of all new releases will be sent out using a file transfer service. Stickers, artwork and any other limited items of interest will be offered to you first as they become available. You will also get free tickets to special events.

You may also be first to get an invite to be driven round the M25 for 25 hours on the weekend of Gimpo’s M25 25 hour spin. Fuel and Vehicle included but sanity is up to you.

As a patron, you will join a highly valued group, committed to supporting the future release schedule of Iron Man Records, and will enjoy a copy of everything produced on Vinyl with your support.

Your donation as a Patron will directly support our creative programme of releasing music on Vinyl and will allow us to work with, and champion artists, music, ideas and creativity. To Become a Patron of Iron Man Records go here

 

October 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 2nd October 2014

Present: Mark Badger, Michelle Dawes, Vix and her Mischiefs, Dan Joyce, Diane Wiltshire, Ferzana Alcram, Josh Herring, Raul Fermoselle, Harpreet Sohal, Richard Blades, Dennis gig promotion and management, Sunjay Kohli, Dave Taylor and a few latecomers…..

Apologies: Nicola Toms, Anthony Hughes

New Points:

Raul – Has access to a good recording space for recording and the studio is available for free. Raul is Looking for local bands to come and record for free. raul explained it’s part of a educational project so no costs involved for bands but engineers and technicians are all students who will be working as part of their course and gaining experience working with real bands and musicians. If you are in a local band and would like to access the free recording facilities in exchange for giving students a chance to work on your music as part of their course in touch. The Studio is based in millennium point.
Contact: Raul.fermoselle@gmail.com 07508037521

Harpreet: Engineer and producer looking for more bands to record. harpreet is based in Birmingham, the studio is based in Dudley. Recently harpreet has recorded the peoples orchestra. Contact Harpreet 07706955678
hsohal92@hotmail.com

Richard – Stop Motion Animation.
Richard has done corporate videos and work for writers and small businesses also training films and small commissions. He is looking for new work and is always interested in finding music to use and effects sounds which he often finds on the internet. if you are after a good stop motin animator get in touch.
www.bladesanimation.co.uk
richard@bladesanimation.co.uk

SunJay.Kohli@Nubimagazine.com
NUBI magazine
The magazine has had 2 million hits on website in past few months
The Writers are all students
Many of them are from BCU, they create their own stories and put them up for them. if you are a local artist, film maker, musician or creative who would like exposure for your work, get in touch with Sunjay and he may be able to get some of the student writers to take an interest in your work. The platform has a huge readership so this may be an alternative route to finding promotion for your creative projects.

Vix and her Mischiefs
The band have Recorded an EP with Gavin at Magic Garden
Putting the record out through Artists without a Label
Discussion followed with suggestions of online platforms, crowdfunding, press contacts.
Suggestions about video and other ways to get the word out.
Discussion of booking agents and other contacts.
www.Vix.uk.com

Dennis – Gig promotion and management
Dennis has a background in advertising and event management and is looking to set up gigs and music promotion actrivities in Birmingham. he is looking at venues from 200 capacity upwards. if you have any suggestions or ideas for dennis or if you are in a band and would like to be considered for future shows get in touch.
Contact Dennis: dkomis@bunnyhop.eu
Dennis is looking for bands that play music in the general style of  Amercana, Alt country, Alternative rock
Discussion followed about Tower of Song and The Roadhouse, also The Bullshead, and the Dark Horse in moseley

Dan: Works with 16-25 year olds, runs workshops for young people and looking to match young people with work experience.
Access to Music Exhibition takes place on 22nd October. Dan is looking for people to talk to young people about what they do, why they do it and where in the hope of inspiring some of the young people he works with to choose a career that may involve music or music related activities.
Dannyj@foyer.net
The exhibition will be at Access to Music College at Fazeley studios, Birmingham.
If anyone wants to come and talk, set up a stall, talk to young people get in touch

Nicola Toms: looking for some help to spread the word about a project she is working on.  There are some wonderful volunteer opportunities on offer. Our Big Gig EXTRA Birmingham needs you! Love music? Want to shape future events across Birmingham. If you are looking for some fantastic music industry experience then this could be the project for you. We are looking for a team of volunteers to plan and deliver several large scale music events in communities across the city.  Volunteers will be invited to attend a residential training course delivered by industry experts.  The Birmingham team will be led by an experienced project manager and given funding to curate and execute some amazing musical experiences.

Closing date for applications Monday 6th October

More information here:

http://www.superact.org.uk/blog/entry/our-big-gig-extra-to-launch-five-new-music-development-networks
Or contact Nicola Toms, nicola@superact.org.uk 07743 593439 for more details.

Diane – Artist and Creative Director at Nottingham University
Looking at interviewing musicians as part of an artistic project that is looking at the relationship beween music and emotion.
Diane.wiltshire@gmail.com
http://sentimentart.tumblr.com
Diane Wiltshire Artist on Facebook
Funded by Horizon
Digital arts and the arts council. Get in touch with Diane if you are a musician and would like to participate in her project.

Ferzana Setting up a consultancy to help connect birmingham artists and musicians. The project is still in an early stage but she will be back with more detail to share with the group.

Josh – Based at the Conservatoire, Plays in a band called Steady Hands
Josh has done some recordings, got website
discussions about getting his music out
discussion followed as Josh is looking for advice and guidance.
www.steadyhandsmusic.co.uk

Birmingham City Sessions
They record and film bands and its free as part of a student education programme. if you want to get involved with your band or music project contact
birminghamcitysessions@gmail.com

March 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 27th March 2014

Present:

Mark Sampson, Morgan Gleave aka Ruke, Fonzi Neutron, Debra Undarumhi, Otis Gordon, Nykolas Godwin, Joshua Spritz Visionnaire, Adrian Kimberline, Hugh McGuiness, Richard Blades, Anneliese Grand Chapel Studio Recording Studio, Sue Nicholls, Sarah Ann Cromwell Diva Gigs, Anthony Hughes, Richard,

Apologies: Clare Edwards

New Points:

Screen Image Network – Anthony Hughes:

Looking to talk to people for collaboration, music and screen. The Screen Image network will be joining Birmingham Music Network for meetings this year to encourage networking between Screen Image Network and Music Network contributors.

Sarah Ann Cromwell – Diva Gigs: A Week in the life of a Diva!

Britain’s first award winning Comedic Operatic Cabaret Diva Gigs: A Week in the Life of a Diva, is an unforgettable romp into the operatic world of Birmingham Conservatoire trained Soprano and comedian: Sarah-Ann Cromwell. “Diva Gigs, a show about opera, is enjoyable even for people who would shudder at the thought of it.” (Broadway Baby) Described as hilarious, charming, brilliant, unusual and vivacious Sarah-Ann’s lung busting voice, funny stories and expert characterisations provide a family friendly “show for all ages and nationalities, for the posh and the proudly working-class and proves that both music and laughter are pretty much universal.” Diva Gigs is an unforgettable musical performance which dispels any myth that opera is exclusively posh!

TIME OUT LONDON

Diva Gigs is far from a gimmicky show: it’s simply a pleasure, partly because of the quality of Cromwell’s voice but also because of her enormous charm, engaging humour and relaxed manner. 4 ? TIME OUT LONDON

FRINGEGURU

A highly enjoyable evening of music, hosted by possibly the most down-to-earth diva 4 ? FringeGuru

Sarah talked about doing it herself and working with Independents. More info www.divagigs.com Continue reading

January 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 30th January 2014

Present: Robin Valk – Radio To Go, Matt Fisher – Giraffe Audio, Nick Romluc – Giraffe Audio, Yaz Alexander – Domeclub / Indie Artist, Mark Sampson – Iron Man Records / Birmingham Music Network, Adrian Kimberline – Exit Recording, Dave Simcox – Lichfield Arts, Dan Griffin – Illustrator / Animator, Dan Nicholas – Interested in Music Platforms, Peter Murtagh – Freelance Audio Engineer, Laura – Student BCU, Patrick – Student BCU

New Points

Robin Valk – Radio To Go

Talked about some of the articles on his blog:

Boat to Row: The hot topics are a tour, a single on vinyl and download, their own label, and a video shot for very little money. We’re weighing up what they should charge for the single launch gig on February 28th, with the vinyl thrown in. http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/Boat-To-Row-Rock.html

The BBC in the midlands: I’m a big BBC fan. I see and hear inspiring stuff on the Beeb. More often than not, I give up in boredom, despair or disbelief watching and listening to anyone else. I use the BBC website every day. I respect Reithian principles. http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/Desolation-Of-Smug-BBC-InMidlands.html

Read more here: http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk

Yaz Alexander

We’re currently looking for an inexpensive venue for the dome, so we can run commercial shows & work with local students & artists. If you love art, film and music you’ll love this – for everyone interested in digital film, photography, graphic design, 360 degree film technology, art, music, dance, theatre, drama, script-writing, collaborative work and much more check out www.domeclub.co.uk

18:00 – Best of DomeFest : http://bit.ly/dcbodf
19:30 – Jena Festival 2013 : http://bit.ly/dcj13
21:00 – Dark Side of the Moon : http://bit.ly/dcdsotm (sold out)

To book your tickets click the link above for the show you’d like to see! (No password required)

This is an exciting new medium that needs to be seen in person to get the full experience.

Dome Club has enjoyed a superb first season at The Custard Factory. All tickets sold out half way through the month and the happy customers and encouraging comments on our Facebook page – as well as a number of positive reviews elsewhere – bear witness to the appeal of the fulldome experience.

We’re putting on an extra event this Friday 31st January consisting of three special performances.

We’ve reduced tickets to only 30 per performance, so don’t delay.

The events have been going well and the Pink Floyd shows have been selling out each time so get your tickets early.

Dome Club are looking for people to create content for showing on the Dome Screen

Ideas suggested to get in touch with Alex Patterson, The Orb, John Sinclair, Youth about the 360 dome club idea….

Discussion followed….

“success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm”

mention of gerv at mission print and lunar festival

Nick Giraffe Audio

A few questions about Dome Club and discussion followed.

Dave Simcox

www.lichfieldarts.org.uk 07989 165361 dave.simcox@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Lichfield is only 30mins from Birmingham city center
In March they have a rock night, with three bands for £6
Idea to bring out a younger audience
Fred Zeppelin are playing
Fuse festival happens every year
Dance Circus skills, spoken word. A lot of work is going into programming interesting events in Lichfield for younger audiences right up to the more senior audiences. Anyone with good ideas or suggestions is welcome to get in touch. Dave would like to hear from good bands, booking agents, theatre or event organisers with pitches for events to be considered by Lichfield Arts.

Dan Griffin
Animator…had a few points to make and questions about Dome Club. He is interested in providing content for the 360 screen.

Peter Murtagh
freelance audio editor looking for work
peterjmurtagh@gmail.com

Laura – student at BCU

Looking for work experience in the music industry. Music Management, A&R. A number of suggestions made and offer of work experience from Iron Man Records.

Next meeting will be last Thursday of February from 4pm-5.30pm

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 28th March 2013

Mark Badger will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 28th March 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

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 28th February 2013

Mark Badger will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 28th February 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.

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

Creative Networks, Birmingham, THUR 28 FEBRUARY 2013
THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2013, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM – WWW.CREATIVENETWORKSONLINE.COM Continue reading

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 31st January 2013

Creative Networks - 4pm Thursday 31st January 2013
Creative Networks - 4pm Thursday 31st January 2013

Clare Edwards will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 31st January 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

Mark from Iron Man Records on Funding Creativity, Birmingham and A Thousand Envelopes

Mark Sampson from Iron Man Records and Birmingham Music Network talks to Andy Ward and Pete Rhead at Musoplex about Funding Creativity, Birmingham and A Thousand Envelopes.

Mark is based in Birmingham, England and runs an independent record label called Iron Man Records. He set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000, and organised gigs in Birmingham as Badger Promotions between 1992 and 2002. Mark spends much of his time helping musicians, and music based organisations, to deploy a more effective online strategy, and sometimes he gets asked to speak about social media and its use in promoting new music. Mark is a musician and currently plays in a band called Last Under The Sun, and another one called Police Bastard. Mark offers Tour Management and Driving for touring bands and has spent many hours driving musicians all over Europe. He has also done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Industry Skills degree course. Mark enjoys a good game of mental chess with local funding organisations who try and pocket most of the money intended for struggling local musicians and creatives and spends his time complaining about everything else. If something happens and you need help, you know where to find him.

Mark has worked with Seasick Steve, Anthrax, Mika, Killing Joke, House of Pain, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, Congo Natty, Gorillaz, Brand New Heavies, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Okkervil River, The Wild Mercury Sound, Sierra Maestra, Jay Reatard, The Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Endbutt Lane, The Rakes, Crystal Castles, The Magistrates, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Police Bastard, Dufus, Arrows, Taio Cruz, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny Foreigner, Xova, Johnny 2 Bad, The Moons, The Lines, Phantom Limb, and many others…..

If you have an opinion you want to share please email Andy Ward at Musoplex (mail@musoplex.com), He would be interested to film your thoughts and ideas too.

Mark from Iron Man Records on Birmingham, Music, The Internet, Do it yourself & Doing It properly.

Mark Sampson from Iron Man Records and Birmingham Music Network talks to Andy Ward and Pete Rhead at Musoplex about Music, Birmingham, the digital age, doing it yourself and doing it properly.

Mark is based in Birmingham, England and runs an independent record label called Iron Man Records. He set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000, and organised gigs in Birmingham as Badger Promotions between 1992 and 2002. Mark spends much of his time helping musicians, and music based organisations, to deploy a more effective online strategy, and sometimes he gets asked to speak about social media and its use in promoting new music. Mark is a musician and currently plays in a band called Last Under The Sun, and another one called Police Bastard. Mark offers Tour Management and Driving for touring bands and has spent many hours driving musicians all over Europe. He has also done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Industry Skills degree course. Mark enjoya a good game of mental chess with local funding organisations who try and pocket most of the money intended for struggling local musicians and creatives and spends his time complaining about everything else. If something happens and you need help, you know where to find him.

Mark has worked with Seasick Steve, Anthrax, Mika, Killing Joke, House of Pain, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, Congo Natty, Gorillaz, Brand New Heavies, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Okkervil River, The Wild Mercury Sound, Sierra Maestra, Jay Reatard, The Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Endbutt Lane, The Rakes, Crystal Castles, The Magistrates, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Police Bastard, Dufus, Arrows, Taio Cruz, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny Foreigner, Xova, Johnny 2 Bad, The Moons, The Lines, Phantom Limb, and many others…..

If you have an opinion you want to share please email Andy Ward at Musoplex (mail@musoplex.com), He would be interested to film your thoughts and ideas too.

May 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 27th May 2010

Chaired by Mark Badger

Present:

Mark Badger (Iron Man Records, The Music Network), Robin Valk (RadioTogo.com), Jenny Tate (Violet Sky Music Management, Saturday Rock on Rhubarb Radio), Saurabh Thomas (Student at BCU,) Rich Mitton (Mitton Audio, Audio Engineer, front of House, Vinnie and the curse),  Darren Roberts (University of Birmingham), Bernadette Markantonakis, Olivia Markantonakis (at University in Lincoln and doing drama, also singer & actress), Colin Tippin (Musicalexchanges.com), Rob Heaton (Pathway productions, music production and video production), Andy Watt (Base Studios, rehearsal studios and venue with streaming internet) Spence Cater (Writer photographer, musician, mentor),

Apologies: Dusky edwards, Clare Edwards, Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick.

Rich Mitten:
One man operation, he’s a front of house and monitor engineer, also does studio production.
He can offer advice and guidance from putting on an event to any element of production.
Rich is working as an engineer for Vinnie and the Curse.
mittonaudio@gmail.com

Rob Heaton:
Looking to get into music and video production. Recently been doing some training on music creation software. Interested in doing some remixing work. Currently doing a documentary for a competition “two weeks to make it” its the first time the competition has been run. the idea is take two weeks to make a music video.
07858 520318 bert@wonderful.plus.com
looking for musicians and others to get in touch.

Darren Roberts

From University Of Birmingham. Writing a project focused on power relations in birmingham, how music works in the west midlands. wants to hear from people about their views in the music industry. There are a series of quesions

“Your experiences of both the commercial world of music and the public world (as in public funding bodies), and the different challenges to be faced or benefits to be gained, the impact on creativity, and the relationship/contrasts that exist between both spheres””Where do you see different forms of unity (stability, hierarchy, power) and division (exclusion, illegitimacy, segregation) within Birmingham’s music industry”

If anyone is interested in contributing: Dxr827@bham.ac.ukThere is also a small piece “musicism in birmingham” to be posted on the blue whale blog.

Robin Valk:

Is talking about local radio and its relationship with local music.
Focus is where radio has been, where it is going and where the new opportunities lie and some of the things you can do with radio. Also looking at audio with pictures. Its not a positive picture for radio but it is positive for creativity.

Robin is involved with Project x presents: a multi media event, with music, dance, performance artists, builds to a climax of mark wreck dj set. next event will be informal possibly in november and wants to make it more music based.

wants to get musicians collaborating and getting ideas together.

Robin is pushing to get people djing

suggestions welcome, expenses will be paid but thats about it. if you want to get involved please get in touch: robin@radiotogo.com

Jenny:

(Violet Sky management launching a band “Hope Order truth”)
duskyedwards@live.co.uk
band looking for support slots, band have new stuff in production, website, facebook, looking for sponsorhsip for the album launch and also collaboration from anyone who can help the launch go sucessfully
looking for any platform to help the band. Looking for people to come in for the show on saturdayrocks@rhubarbradio.com
www.rhubarbradio.com

Olivia:

A singer who is looking to work with bands, producers, studios, anyone who is making pop music and requires a good female singer. oliviamarkantonakis@hotmail.com 07958 225864

Colin:
www.musicalexchanges.com
It is a website resource for musicians, still under construction. Site has networking section, recruitment section, mini traders section for people to sell to each other, also shop section for people to find good deals.

Trying to build an ebay style or facebook style dating.com and an online shopping center

Should be launched very soon. Website has been two years in the making
Colin is inviting people to get involved, register with the website and take part in testing still taking place.

Colin is looking for two more web developers enquiries@musicalexchanges.com

Andy:

Base Studios
Near Stourbridge Railway Station, 200 capacity live venue, basic lighting rig, 5k rig, good sound desk, bar and six rehearsal rooms.
Theres a green screen behind the stage backdrop
Get a Gig: Warren@basestudios1.co.uk if you want a gig
website: myspace.com/basestudios
basestudios1.co.uk

Andy looking for people that would be interested in employing someone who can source and sell merchandise, experience working with label, licensing and running the label, interested in finding out more about online and digital sales.
Andy Watt: andy.watt@ssp.uk.com

Saurabh Thomas

Is aiming at being a composer, wants to get into television and advertising, wants to know how to get into the business
discussion followed, do your research, find people already successful, find out how they operate, try and approach some independent filmakers, perhaps look at screenwestmidlands,
myspace.com/saurabhft

saurabhft@hotmail.com

07914176963

Spence cater:

Moseley in bloom is a few weeks away. the garden area is open to the public. Looking for a jazz trio
anyone who is interested get in touch with spence cater
oakland road, up past the patrick kavanagh
spencecater@hotmail.com

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