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September 2012 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes September 27th 2012


Chad Ellis – Reduxion Records

John Purser – Reduxion Records

Nicola Toms – OXJAM

Ryan Hill – Propagator Records

Tony Guice – Propogator Records/Recording Studio/Youth Services

Ed Mcflush- Music Industries Course

Elliot Lewis – Music Industry Course Street Team O2 academent

Marc Longley – Bridge Radio Stourbridge/Web Streaming for unsigned acts

Peter Hardisty – Oya Batacada Samba band

Tunde Adedran – MA in Media and Creative Enterprise Student

Steve Rubinstien – Musician

Gary Hayward – Acoustic FM

Sarah Birks – singer

Renner and Christina – new double act – looking for gigs – called Infancy

Kenneth Meeson – wants to get more involved in the music scene

Clare Edwards –  The Flyover Show Continue reading

April 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes April 28th 2011


Mark Badger, Cheryl Graham, Adam Kyron, Andy derrick, Clare edwards, Chris Hytch, Dmien Morgan, Yaz Alexander, Mart Mullan, Anthony Hughes, Keisha Thompson,


Andy Ward Musoplex, Nicola Toms, Alex Oxjam, Simon Howes, John Taylor, Worcester Music Network, Colin Tippin, Musical Exchanges, Continue reading

March 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Music Network Meeting Thursday 31st March 2011

TEE, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham

In attendance

Saurab Thomas (bcu graduate), Sheryl (student acces to music, starting ) Robin Valk (radiotogo), Clare Edwards, Simon Howes, Abi , Adrian Kimberline, Katy Jay (photographer musoplex),  Colin Tippin (musicalechanges.com), Peter Marchant (student), Matt Marchant (student musician, presenter on scratch radio), Alex (accounting and finnace student), Sean (student), Liam (composing and producing music, comedy script writing) Keisha Thompson (singer songwriter poet). Ann Sulaiman. Spence Cater.


Nicola Toms – Oxjam, Martin Mullan – Changing Horses, Anthony Hughes – Musician, Andy Ward – Musoplex, Vince is touring with 10cc, Kevin Moore – Scratch Radio, Andy Derrick – Musician. Continue reading

February 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Music Network

Meeting Thursday 24th February 2011

TEE, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham

In attendance

Mark Sampson – BMN and Iron Man Records mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk

Andy Derrick – BMN and Sostenuto LLP andy at sostenuto.org.uk

Elisha Baptiste – media student, singer and songwriter showboizuk at gmail.com

Benjamin Puusta and Mark Caudery (Yes To Fairer Votes) m.caudery2010 at gmail.com

Charlie Carter – music producer and media design/consultation charliesletterbox at hotmail.co.uk

Adrian Kimberlin – Exit Recordings enquiries at exitrecording.com

Jenny Njuki – DJ

Simon Howes – independent sound engineer simon at audioguy.co.uk

Spence Cater – Pathways To Enterprise, singer/songwriter, Focus Point Photography

Rich Batsford – Pianist and singer songwriter batsfordpromotions at gmail.com

Johnny Kowalski – Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos johnnykowalski at live.co.uk

Ramese – singer and lyric writer marakalah_36 at hotmail.com

Kevin Moore – scratch radio and South Birmingham Community Radio – kevin.moore at scatchradio.co.uk

David Blakemore – video and photography – Creative Enigma david_blakemore at hotmail.com

Germane Roberts – photography and film, urban arts

Gerard Davies gerard.davies@contented.net

Owen – CMAT Studios www.cmatstudios.com – Internet radio (radio CMAT), training, recording and mastering

Keisha Thompson – singer/songwriter and poet.


Nicola Toms – Oxjam

Martin Mullan – Changing Horses


Introduction from Mark Continue reading

June 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 24th June 2010

Clare Edwards, Nicola Toms, Mark Sampson, Gary Hayward, Pete Zimmer, Spence Cater, Rob Heaton, Yammis Yfestos,

Apologies: Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick, Lyndsey MU cant make Abi Seabrook.

New Points:

Pete Zimmer – Singer songwirter and has been for many years. Plays small pubs and clubs and repetoire blues rock etc. plays covers and a few of his own). just finished a bsc in music tech at BCU. Hosts a couple of open mic jam nights once a fortnight in Amblecote outside stourbridge…at The Maverick. Bands on fridays and saturdays. Once a month on a tuesday night at the queens head in Wolverly out near kidderminster..they have an open mic on a tuesday aimed at singers. Anyone can show up and play. semi acoustic thing…more about singers rather than electric playing etc.
www.facebook.com as pete zimmer

Gary Hayward – Gary has decided to keep and put to one side the new grey whistle test. A project that he’s been working on for past few years.

Gary has bought and set up a brand new website domain called Radio Pebble Mill. He wants it to be a radio station that reflects what is actually going on in the local Birmingham area. Trying to think of good ideas for shows, looking for people to get involved and present shows of their own. it will be internet radio primarily
If you want to get involved in the internet radio station contact gary: 07842 242593
suggestions were made about : rhubarb radio, radio to go, brumcast, music world radio, vale fm, big city fm, south birmingham community radio, basment sound radio

Clare Edwards – Works with Soweto Kinch.
Clare Edwards is involved in three events in July
17th July: Simmer Down Handsworth park. 1pm-7pm all free with workshops, street dance, carnival for kids, its a Community Festival with Reggae. Band called Legend, Friendly Fire band, Daholl,
The Drum Box office 0121 333 2400

31st july a Festival just outside Ludlow in the grounds of Elton Hall
Headlines from Scott Mathews, Chew Lips, Muchuu, King Charles, Tom Bradley,
There is camping, tickets about £28.00

4th July Sing up in the park, Mac, Birmingham. All Free

Nicola Toms: Regional manager for Oxjam which is oxfams Music festival and also Moseley Folk Mostly Jazz festival.
Saturday 16th october in multiple city center venues, come and watch local bands and profits go to oxfam. Gig tomorrow at Urban Coffee company. Oxjam are looking for people to put on smaller events to raise funds before oct 16th then event itself is happening on 16th october in Birmingham City center.

Venues to be confirmed. Victoria and Island
looking for volunteers
emil nicola for more info.

Spence Cater: Project Called “Pathways to Enterprise” which is curretly which is operating in wolverhampton and sandwell offering people who are considering self employment as an option the chance to get help and support in becoming self employed. Spence Cater enterprise coach mobile 07943790266

Rob Heaton: trying to carve out some work in music production…been getting training and experience….recently been working on “two weeks to make it” helping with the making of a film for that project. made contact with a number of media companies.

Rob is looking to find or contact any musicians who are looking to record a demo or any artists who want to make a video or companies
If you want to work with rob bert@wanderful.plus.com

His band is a fusion of latin funk ska reggae
looking for something in world music
attract fans from all sorts of different styles
looking to record an album in october
looking for a record deal producer etc to get things moving.
suggestions made for Yammis to contact: poseidon music, jon cotton, sasa music david flowers, also blue whale studios, alan james and bob ramdhanie,

Keisha Thompson: singer songwriter poet,
git a gig next week at the yardbird…open mic night, next wednesday, (happens every other wednesday) featured artist next week. playing guitar plus jazz reggae,
poets singers musicians invited.
if anyone wants to work with keisha she plays guitar, she sings, poetry, spoken word, jazz, reggae…..email: kstarz4@yahoo.co.uk

Steve Hughes: xova plus dj derrick 25th june £5 with special guests dennis seaton of musical youth.

April 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 29th April 2010

Chaired by Mark Badger


Mark Badger (Iron Man Records / The Music Network), Keisha Thompson (M.M.I), Simon Howes (Sound Engineer), Hannah Smith (‘iamRuby’ Singer Songwriter), Darren Roberts (University of Birmingham), Kieran Williams (ATM), Gary Seeney (Birmingham Yamaha School of Music / Melting Ice Artist Management), Marc Malone (ATM Malone Productions), Richard Mitton (Mitton Audio Live Engineer / producer), Michael Wood(Songwriter performer Composer), Jenny Tate (Violet Sky Management Ltd), Andy Roberts (Blue Whale Studios), Sebastion Tulinski (Decibel Studio), Steve Beddington (Gotseen.com), Kieran Graham (Gotseen.com), Clare Edwards (Soweto Kinch productions), Nicola Toms OxjamBrum, Rose Brown Upbeat PR, Mark Winters (BCC / Songwriter / Performer), Adrian Kimberlin (Exit Recording), Saurabh Thomas (BCI Student), Alice Martinez (Academy of Gospel Music),Itehl Campbell (Accuprint / Promo), Thomas Richardson, GuillameRousere, Spence Cater (Focuspoint photography.co.uk), Ed King (edkingfreelance@yahoo.co.uk)

apologies: Dusky Edwards, Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick,

Steve Beddington:
Music Website, similar to myspace, artist’s do what they like
Gotseen.com offers live streaming of gigs across the net.
At The moment they have permission to use the 02Academy
Recent good reviews in Music Week and Guardian
6 months old so far.
Contact: steve at gotseen.com

Jenny Tate
Launching “Hope Order Truth” – Americana style rock at custard factory
21st 22nd may gig will be under the arches
info at violet-sky.com

Rhubard Radio:

Bands are invited to sumbit their music on cd or mp3 for airplay

Saturday 1-3 rock show
saturdayrocks at rhubarbradio.com

A songwriter, interested in working to promote a christmas song
Looking for a music producer and someone who knows what to do with a christmas song
suggestions: Barry Tomes? Gotham Records?
discussion followed.

A sound engineer, interested in looking for work providing technical support
he can offer production management, front of house engineer, looking for work
Sound engineer for hire plus all forms of production and technical support.

Doing a phd at Birmingham university. He wants to talk to people as part of his research, looking to talk to people in the music industry in attempt to get an idea of what happens in the growth and development of entities in the music industry. He is looking at power relations within the industry.
please get in touch if you want to participate.

Currently working with ITV fixers and looking to get his music into tv like bbc
looking for event opportunities

Keisha Thompson:
Here on behalf of a friend organising shows on the 2nd and 4th week of month at the yardbird
if you are an artist or musician and want to play at Yardbird
if you want to play jazz blues reggae or soul or acoustic:
Call: 07776 480734

Clare Edwards:
The Flyover Show
working with Soweto Kinch
Miss Dynamite will be playing and exclusively performing new single for first time at the event.
29th May 2010 Saturday
its all freeif anyone wants to volunteer get in touch with clare edwards.
clareedwards at mac.com 07973694913
www.theflyovershow.comEd King:
First year he has worked on the Flyover Show. Concept of the event is using parts of the city that dont usually get used for music.

Oxjam Birmingham wants to put out request for help.
Oxjam is run by volunteers with other full time jobs
Oxjam are trying to recruit a team of volunteers, marketing coordinator, production coordinator, fundraining coordinator details on website www.oxjambrum.org.uk
deadline to apply is 9th May. Job starts early june
also recruiting for one other position:
smaller music event organisers in the region wanted for an idea to put on more events in October which is oxjam month. Oxjam Month is a music month that runs up and down the country.

email: oxjam.birmingham@gmail.com If bands want to get involved by all means send in an email

Student from BCU
Rose said that one of the researchers at BCU came up with an idea of a Birmingham Music Month and tried to organise it last year but the project didnt work and was deemed a failure. BCU has suggested birmingham music month should be run as a student project this year and the students are keen to do it properly this time and make it work. The whole idea of a Birmingham Music Month is being relaunched and May is now the Music Month. Rose asked that anyone who wants to get involved in BirminghamMusic Month should get in touch, in particular anyone organising an event in the month of May. Currently the only event organised under Birmingham Music Month is an all day event at the Rainbow May 6th from 2pm
May is now brum music month
the charity to benefit from bum music month will be sound it out. It would be great if people can come to the event or if people want to get involved email: roseybrown@live.com

Mark Winters
New library of Birmingham is starting to be put together, in 2013 it will be a brand new building, possibly to include a recording or rehearsal studios, maybe looking at partnerships to help plan rooms or ideas for the new library

Singer Songwriter in pop rock genre
‘iamRuby’ is her artist name
She has co-written many of the songs and she wants to get these songs out to other producers also interested in opportunities to play and perfom from september onwards, interested in collaborations.
she will be doing national schools tour backed by global radio and idea is that in certain areas they will be media partners

on facebook iamRuby


in a band called Thomas Richardson Blues Band. His band have started opening up for band called after hours
band play originals to covers, play a lot of blues music. Tom is also a sound engineer from yardbird, used to work at venues, foh, thomas.blrichardson at gmail.com

Tom asked about places to play and suggestions made included: tower of song, southern blues collective,


from south birmingham college
Kevin is head of Music at South Birmingham Community Radio
He is getting ready for next broadcast and on internet
Kevin wants bands and labels to get in touch: send in cds or mp3
sbcradio at gmail.com
put: “attention head of music” in subject of any emails

Ditto music
Ditto distribute about 12,000 artists and help people set up record labels etc
0121 551 6624
also offer digital pr

Works at
Academy of Gospel Music just opened in hockley
Its a christian type organisation
Currently looking for opportunities
she is a manager of amazing artist called: www.myspace.com/afropunkno1
live sound engineer and also studio engineer
studio based in hockley part of academny of gosel music

Andy from Blue Whale Studios
does a show on Rhubarb Radio, get in touch with cds or mp3 for airplay

Simon Howes

Birmingham Social Media Cafe
for anyone interested in social media
10am at the coffee lounge navigation street downstairs

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