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September 2008 Music Network minutes

The Music Network
25th September
TIC, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham

Attendees
Andy Derrick     -Midlands Regional Officer for the Musicians’ Union andy.derrick@musiciansunion.org.uk www.musiciansunion.org.uk

Lyndsey Hardiman     – Midlands Regional Administrator for the Musicians’ Union lyndsey.hardiman@musiciansunion.org.uk

Dave Ewer    – Creative Communications lowerarchy@msn.com www.birminghamwords.co.uk

Cameron Morgan    – Student from South Birmingham College purebreed69@live.co.uk

Abi Seabrook    – Singer and workshop leader abigail.seabrook@hotmail.com

Bob Ubki    – Singer/songwriter and project leader bobubki@aol.com

Simon Howes    – Hardware developer and acoustic engineer simon.howes.mobile@gogglemail.com

Robert Lane    – Singer/songwriter and guitar teacher rlane110@hotmail.com www.robertlanemusic.co.uk

Emma Nouriel    – Head of Music from Scratch radio emma.nouriel@scratchradio.co.uk www.scratchradio.co.uk

Justin Stainton    – Head of New Music from Scratch radio justin.stainton@scratchradio.co.uk www.scratchradio.co.uk

Pete Rhead    – Video producer from Musoplex pjrhead@yahoo.com www.musoplex.com

Andy Blakemore    – from Creative Launchpad a.blakemore@creativelaunchpad.co.uk

Perminder    – Singer for Asian films

Clare Edward    – Gigbeth www.gigbeth.com

Angela Wilson    – Singer/songwriter angellacorrina@yahoo.com

Emma Seel    – Singer/songwriter karmicenergy3@goony.com

Dave Withney    – Owner of the Roadhouse venue in Stirchley                theroadhouse@klminternet.co.uk
www.roadhousevenue.co.uk

Apologies    – Mark Sampson (in Norway)

Introduction

Andy Derrick introduced how the Birmingham Music Network works and that it was a support network for musicians.

1.    Lyndsey Hardiman asked if any of the attendees had come across pay to play in any local venues.

Abi Seabrook said she had heard of venues that make the band buy an amount of tickets.

Bob Ubki said that Rich Bitch studios wanted bands to pay for hire of the room for invited guests.

Andy Derrick voiced the opinion that pay to play takes away artists choice and is very narrow minded thinking.

A discussion ensued of what opportunities are available for Birmingham bands.

2.    Andy Derrick asked the attendees if they were aware of Surface Unsigned and what their thoughts on it were.

It was mentioned that on certain websites and blogs there is a general negative feeling.  There is a rumour that it is pay to play and that bands are required to sell a certain amount of tickets.

Robert Lane asked for people’s opinions on competitive gigs

Abi felt that even if it was competitive it was just another gig that would raise your bands profile although she would never pay to enter one.  Also that a bit of competition is a healthy thing.

3.    Bob Euby is looking to get Bhangra footage edited and put together and asked if anyone could help.

Andy recommended musoplex and Pete offered to help.

4.    Dave Ewer who is a student at Birmingham College University has taken over Birmingham Words which is a local website whose funding has been taken over by the University.  He wants to find creative people in the following areas, music, film and fiction writing.
The website is going to be re-launched over the next few months and they are hoping to bring out a quarterly magazine.  He is hoping to feature and showcase people, also to promote Birmingham.

Simon Howes recommended that he spoke to Andrew Dubber and Paul Bradshaw both of which work in the Media School.  Also that he speaks to Paul Brushwood who is a Creative teacher in the college.

5.    Pete Rhead spoke about his work at the studio Musoplex which can do everything for a musician from videos and photos to recording etc.

Andy spoke about the workshop that is happening at Musoplex on Thursday 9th October entitled ‘Everything you need to know about the music business’.

6.    Andy Blakemore talked about Creative Launchpad which helps people in the creative sector and is free of charge.  It can assist people to put together a business plan. He offered his availability to help anyone that wanted to chat.

7.    Perminder who is a singer for Asian and English film is looking for finance for films.  He spoke about his work to date and the fact that it is a very specific art form and difficult to do.

8.    Justin from Scratch Radio which is a student and community station that is trying to reflect what goes on in Birmingham.  They want to connect with people that are passionate about music and are willing to get involved.  Examples of way that people can get involved are interviewing bands and artists and going to gigs and reviewing them.  They are offering training to anyone that is interested in getting involved.  The radio station is based at the Perry Barr Campus and is going live in January 2009. studio@scratchradio.co.uk

9.    Clare Edwards came to speak about Gigbeth which is running in conjuction with Music Live.  The headlining acts are the Guillemots and the Sugar Hill Gang plus lots of local bands. There will be a conference at the Radisson Hotel on the 6th November.  Gigbeth has three stands of thought music education, how to promote your music better and music law and IP.  Clare offered to have interviewers from Scratch Radio.  Tickets are available from ticketseller.com and at Rooty Frooty’s and also from 0844 8883 883.  www.gigbeth.com

Radio To Go podcast

Hurrah! A new Radio To Go podcast.

The latest is devoted to the September Project X Presents! I’m referring you to the PXP, cos this rather fab event is really difficult to put into words – you kind of have to be there. Of course, it helps if you’re in Birmingham. On September 13th. At BUSK on Gough St. Get your tickets now, off the website. or at Jibbering.

This ‘cast has 360, Lil Miss Vix Buzzfox, Rich Batsford, Arc Vel, Loopz and Cellardoor.

Radio To Go Podcasts normally surface, work permitting, about once every month… although for some unaccountable reason, it’s taken me nine months to get this one up. They are devoted to the stunning wealth of terrific music coming out of Birmingham and the West Midlands in the UK. Find them at feedburner and iTunes.

More details at http://radiotogo.blogspot.com/

 

Project X Presents Sept 13th 2008

Greetings Citizens of the Future!

You are cordially invited to the one and only performance of our unique Project X Presents event

Digital Dystopia

Saturday, September 13th, 8pm

Tickets – £10

BUSK, Gough Street, Birmingham, B1 1HN

Concerned that the UK has more than 20% of the world’s CCTV Cameras? Worried for the wellbeing of a nation addicted to television? Concerned your bank details have just been sold on ebay? Come explore some Orwellian themes with us and see if things will turn out alright in the end.

Join us on this entertaining journey of music and spoken word, spread across three stages with you in the middle of it all, loving every second. The continual mix of exciting and beguiling sounds will combine with theatre performers, set designers, dancers, poets, stand ups and a whole team of VJs – each adding their unique style to the mix.

Some of the acts appearing are:

SubSource

A frenetic concoction of Electro and BreakBeat executed with fearsome Punk Rock energy. SUBSOURCE are PUNKBREAKS. Subsource serve frenzied sermons of primeval beats and their live shows are controlled collisions of musical sub genres.

360

one of Birmingham biggest bands – a fantastic 8 piece fusion of ska, funk, reggae and all things good and all things Birmingham.

Reginald D Hunter

possibly the best and most challenging comic in the UK today – provocative, bold and piercingly perceptive. Triple Perrier Nominee.

Free Control
progressive trip hop

Cellardoor
thunderous post rock

DJ Marc Reck
dex-efx-drums, eclectic and breaks

Rich Batsford
mesmeric piano

Lil Ms Vix Buzzfox
sleazy slinky rockabilly

Mixmaster Morris
big chill ambient supremo

Aa’shiq al Rasul
spiritually uplifting Qawwali masters

Khalgani
post-apocalyptic tribal fusion dance

Arc Vel
textured rhythmic organic electronica

Shana Tova
pure distilled alternative pop

Loopz
experimental itchy beats

Iain Armstrong
ex BEAST

VJ Chromatouch
Chromatouch visuals are dynamically exciting and visually tantalizing

and much, much more!
Here’s complete list of participants

Our smaller room offers a chilled selection of beats, bleeps, lounge and glitches and our Object X crew have produced a tantalising array of of weird and wonderful pieces to enjoy – interactive toys for the curious!

The venue, BUSK is a superb new venue in Birmingham City Centre (Gough St, near the Mailbox) plays host to this great new production – a carefully sequenced evening where many performers combine to present a seamless whole of sound, light and interaction

… an “omnimedia experience”.

You can buy your tickets right now online or by phone, or in person at Moseley’s Jibbering Records, or just rock up and get them on the door.

This event thrives on word of mouth, and no one gets paid – we do it all for the love – so please pass this email on to your friends – spread the joy!

You can find us on Facebook and Myspace if you’d like to be friends 🙂

Featured here are a few of the amazing acts taking part on Saturday 13th September from 8pm. For lots more information, do visit our shiny new website http://www.projectxpresents.com/

Doors open at 8pm
Saturday September 13th
please arrive early to experience
the whole journey.

Big love
Project X Presents
Xx

email: info@projectxpresents.com
web: http://www.projectxpresents.com/

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