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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 26th Nov 2015

“We started Birmingham Music Network and The Screen Image Network to act as a meeting point and gathering place for the regions Music and Film community. Together we are creating a new way to work. The two networks are an organic thing that have grown directly out of the enthusiasm of a disparate group of creative individuals. The meetings are for people who are trying to find a different way to make a life and express their ideas outside the structures of conventional business models, academia, government and the funding machinery of the West Midlands.”

The next Music Network will be led by Anthony Hughes. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 26th November 2015 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

The Music Network Meeting will also include Birmingham Screen Image Network.

Anyone involved in Music or film in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

Then Creative Networks from 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker: BCU Millennium Point Lecture Theatre, 8.15pm Q & A, 8.45pm Event ends

To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

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Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 4pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The next Music Network will be led by Mark Sampson. The meeting starts at 4pm and will finish at 5.30pm on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Room 435 at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

The Music Network Meeting will also include Birmingham Screen Image Network.

Anyone involved in Music or film in the region is welcome to attend, its free and there will be tea and coffee provided.

Read minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Birmingham Music Network: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

Then Creative Networks from 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

Speaker: Christian Payne – The multimedia storyteller discusses the tech and kit that make him tick
www.documentally.com

Originally a professional photographer for the UK dailies and now a freelance mobile media maker, specialising in creative technology and connected platforms, Christian Payne aka @Documentally is an early adopter of new media working with projects that make effective use of social technology.

Past international projects have included documenting the plight of Iraqi refugees for the United Nations; video blogging for the British Council in Pakistan and working alongside Reuters on groundbreaking political projects. With over 15 years experience in self publishing, Christian now talks, teaches and documents worldwide. His workshops cover a range of topics from interview techniques, to Story-making with a networked device.

Join us at our free event to hear how Christian uses social technology to navigate this networked world. Learn how to use mobile tools to engage with communities, build an audience and place yourself on the devices and in the pockets of your viewers, listeners or readers.

Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe
7.00pm Speaker: Christian Payne – BCU Millennium Point Lecture Theatre, 8.15pm Q & A, 8.45pm Event ends

To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

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November 2013 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 28th November 2013

Attendance:

Sue Nicholls – Merchandiser Glenn Tilbrook, Steve Poltz.

Ian Bourne

Robin Valk – Radio To Go

James Anthony

Matt Fisher – Giraffe Audio

Nick Romluc – Giraffe Audio

Anthony Hughes – Screen Image Network and Smart Culture

Richard Blades – Blades Animation

Garry Davies – Skullfox

Sarah-Ann Cromwell – Diva Gigs

Barny Evans – Fantasy Band Camp

Robert Oulton

Tony Guice – Propagator Records

Keisha Thompson – Aloi

Annie M – Indie Artist

Yaz Alexander – Domeclub / Indie Artist

Mark Sampson – Iron Man Records / Birmingham Music Network

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

The next Music Network meeting will be led by Mark Badger on Thursday 28th November 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.

I have updated the Music Strategy page here, there are a number of interesting articles on the subject of Music, Birmingham and what can be done to inspire, develop and promote music from the region. Some of the opinion pieces are really worth reading and there are a few videos to watch too. If anyone would like to contribute any other articles for inclusion, please send an email with futher details, files, or links to mark at birminghammusicnetwork.com.

Read the minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

Website: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Facebook Twitter

CREATIVE NETWORKS updated Schedule coming up later in 2013-14

2013

28 Nov – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

Dec – NONE

2014
30 Jan – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

27 Feb – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

27 Mar – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

24 Apr – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

29 May – Creative Networks event, Café 6pm–7pm, Lecture Theatre 7pm–9pm, preceded by The Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

26 June – NO CN EVENT
Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

31 July – NO CN EVENT
Birmingham Music Network Room 435 & Birmingham Screen Image Network Room 436, both 4pm–6pm

Aug – NONE

Creative Networks event & Music forum & Film forum 24th Nov 2011

Register at Reception 4pm for The Music Network and 4pm for Birmingham Screen Image Network, 6pm for Creative Netwoks – FREE food and refreshment in our Café until 7pm, then to Lecture Theatre for panel debate

CREATIVE NETWORKS

Music and Birmingham’s Digital Culture Future
www.creativenetworksonline.com

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2011, 6PM UNTIL 9PM

INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM

AND BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 6PM – WWW.BSIN.CO.UK

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG

Music and Birmingham’s Digital Cultural Future – Across Birmingham, new strategies are being developed that will look at the contribution music could make to the cultural and digital future of the city. Birmingham Music Network is leading an independent debate at this month’s Creative Networks event that will examine the issues, ask questions and challenge the preconceptions of the local music industry on what role music can play in this emerging landscape.

Birmingham City Council is currently researching issues surrounding the promotion of Birmingham as a music destination.  This debate is set to cover these issues and the wider areas of live music performance, music archive, the music industry and the support of the local scene.

Those taking part represent a wide array of opinion and experience, they include:

Robin Valk, long time a part of BRMB and developer of the Music Pilot Project (an archive that champions new local music);
Dr Paul Long, a reader in media and cultural history at BCU and the active presence behind many regional cultural archive projects;
Andy Derrick, an award winning professional performer, composer and music educator;
Abi Seabrook, a community and professional musician, also an active member and passionate advocate of the Musicians’ Union.

To join us for this FREE event, please email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call Dave Taylor on 0121 331 5400.
Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

Keyboard Teacher Wanted – Birmingham

A Message from Gary Seeney

Keyboard Teacher Wanted

Playing and reading to a minimum of Grade 5, ideally Grade 8 with a good knowledge and understanding of pop and rock music.

The ability to improvise would be an advantage, together with an understanding of programming and the making of backing tracks on keys.

We are looking for an individual with an outgoing personality – “the personality of children’s TV presenter.”

Your job will be to teach, encourage and inspire children, young people and adults. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who will be willing to go the extra mile for their students and The Birmingham Yamaha Music School.

Everyone working at Birmingham Yamaha Music School is required to have a CRB check. Our lessons take place evenings and weekends in our fabulous, fully equipped Yamaha studios in the Jewellery Quarter – near Birmingham City Centre.

The successful candidate will be trained by Yamaha on 2 residential training courses. Hard work and commitment are rewarded with good pay, regular Yamaha training, a great team environment and superb facilities. Further details of hours of work, training and pay will be discussed at interview.

Please send your CV clearly marked KEYS VACANCY to info at byms.co.uk

Save Rhubarb Radio

A message from Jenny Tate:

Rhubarb Radio:

We have 6 weeks, well actually, 5 weeks now, to get some urgent funds in to save Rhubarb! Due to the resigantion of Dan Cremin, our director and funding issues, we’re having to start fund-raising ourselves, in order to continue in Jan. We’re all determined to save the station and will do whatever’s necessary, but we do need some help and support in terms of funding and involvement with fund-raising activities. We’re inviting any interest in helping us out with funds or even just funding ideas. We now have a donate button on the Rhubarb website and the fb page, which we’re inviting everyone to join. Please could we have soem more people show their support by clicking the like button or if they’re able and willing to, donating? We’d be very greateful indeed. There’s a draft press release being prepared at the mo.

Aside from that, I’m no longer working with Violet Sky and Hope.Order.Truth. so if anyone needs to contact me by phone, please use my number, which is 07887565412. They can also email me on jennytaterocks at googlemail.com or of course, contact me on here and the show fb page, which is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saturday-Rocks-with-Jenny-Tate/

Thanks,
Jenny

The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 25th November 2010, Birmingham T.E.E, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG. All Invited

The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 25th November 2010 The Meeting will be lead this month by Andy Derrick from 4pm til 5.30pm at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

The Music Network, Birmingham, 2008

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 gig dates or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

There will be luxury chocolate biscuits and good coffee for all. There’s food and drink afterwards supplied by the creative networks too. Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.

http://birminghammusicnetwork.com Come and Join us.

About Andy Derrick:

Andy is an independent freelance musician based in Birmingham, UK and works as a teacher, conductor, composer and performer

As a performer Andy has worked all over the UK and in Europe and for many different projects from school bands to the West End and from home studios to BBC Radio.  Andy won the Best Trombonist award at the 2005 BBC Big Band Contest and arranges and composes music for all situations including educational beginner music, advanced solo works and music for diverse ensembles from salsa and function bands to orchestras and school groups.  Andy has worked on the current Bass Trombone syllabus Grade 6 and 7 for the ABRSM.

Andy greatly enjoys conducting and is currently musical director of the Sandwell Youth Jazz Orchestra.  Teaching music performance and composition is a passion that sees him working with pupils of all ages and standards across the Midlands.

The West Midlands Pilots the first phase of the Birtish library’s New Music Network

Emerging contemporary artists from Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands will be among the first in the country to have samples of their current work permanently stored in the British Library music archive. This is because they have been selected for a new website which showcases the very best new independent music from the West Midlands, as chosen by a panel of local music experts.

The PILOT PROJECT website – www.pilot-project.co.uk – goes live Thursday, November 18 in Birmingham, at 7pm.

The launch represents the first public step of an ambitious UK-wide scheme. It follows a six-month period of curation, working with a panel of West Midlands music experts. Music on the site will be accessible to stream, and the site database is fully searchable. The music and data will also be stored permanently in the British Library’s music archive as part of the British Library’s New Music Network. This aims to document contemporary British independent music of all types as it is made available through websites, blogs and other digital platforms.

Project co-ordinator, Birmingham radio veteran Robin Valk, said: “The Web has changed everything. Musicians now have access to tools that give them real control over the production and distribution of their work. They can exchange ideas and collaborate, instantly, worldwide, and this opens up huge new areas of experimentation and creativity. There is more good new music, more experimentation and more creativity than ever before, and most of it is online. This is a vital new part of the culture of our country. We owe it to ourselves to preserve it for future generations of music lovers.”

The launch will feature performances from West Midlands musicians Jo Hamilton, Vijay Kishore, and Friendly Fire Band, and representatives from the British Library and the Pilot Project advisory team (listed below) will be available for interview.

Andy Linehan, Pop Music curator for the British Library Sound Archive, said: “This is an important step in archiving new music at a local level for the national collections. So much new and innovative music is being made at grass roots level which bypasses the traditional business model, and it can be difficult to be aware of such activity.

“Successful local activity such as the Pilot Project means we will be able to provide a detailed picture of the diverse and creative output of West Midlands musicians for future generations.”

About the Pilot Project

The Pilot Project has been organised by Robin Valk, veteran radio expert and one of the founding members of staff at BRMB. Music for the project has been selected by a panel of regional advisors, broadcasters and music experts, including:

Chris Downing, Brumcast           brumcast.podomatic.com

Richard Elms, Herbert Media, Coventry    www.theherbert.org/index.php/home/herberrt-media?

Shelley Atkinson, Arts Deville        www.artsdeville.co.uk/?

Clare Edwards                   clareedwards.wordpress.com/about/

Marc Reck                www.marcreck.com/

Apache Indian                en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Indian

Tony Dudley-Evans, Birmingham Jazz    www.birminghamjazz.co.uk/

Kate Southall, Wolverhampton        www.myspace.com/katyjaywcrfm

This website will stay live for six months, showcasing the very best new music being developed in the region. Music selected for the site will be also be saved in the permanent British Library sound archive. Following a period of evaluation, the organisers hope to launch more regional pilots in 2011. The Pilot Project is supported by Digital Content Development at Arts Council West Midlands.

About the British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world’s greatest research libraries.

It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation. It includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.

For further information, images, recordings and pre-launch interviews contact:

Birmingham coordinator:    

Robin Valk robin at radiotogo.com

British Library:       

Andy Linehan andy.linehan at bl.uk

www.pilot-project.co.uk
www.bl.uk

Musicians appearing at the launch
www.johamilton.com/
www.vijaykishore.co.uk/
www.friendlyfiremusic.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pilot Project website launch Birmingham, 18th November 2010

Radio To Go invites you to the launch of the Pilot Project website, a joint venture with the British Library. The site showcases new online music from the West Midlands for the next six months of web streaming experimentation.

Doors open for guests at 6.30pm, allowing you to meet Pilot Project and British Library representatives. At 7pm the Pilot Project website goes live, allowing guests to explore the site. The exceptional Jo Hamilton, the hugely innovative Vijay Kishore and 3rd generation Birmingham Reggae pioneers Friendly Fire band will all play showcase acoustic sets during the evening.

The Pilot Project site is the first public phase in a two–year long project, whose ultimate goal is to build a comprehensive archive (the British Library New Music Network), documenting and preserving the best British new music. This is a long overdue and welcome development – our music industry has changed beyond all recognition, and new media and web-based creativity has empowered independent artists as never before.

This website is a first step in acknowledging these changes. Supported by Digital Content Development at Arts Council West Midlands, the site is a test bed. In developing the project, the British Library and Radio To Go have experimented with curation to present a first sampling of material. We have worked with regional experts across the West Midlands, drawn from the local music industry and local media, most of whom will be in attendance (for more details, see the attached press release). The site repertoire will be accessible and searchable, with information and contacts for the musicians. Users can choose to stream the repertoire in various ways.

It is planned for the site to stay online for 6 months, while streaming experimentation takes place, yielding further technical research information for future projects.

Doors open at 6.30 pm for welcome reception; the site launch is at 7pm.
Would you like to attend the launch? Would you like to know where the launch is being held? We would very much appreciate your RSVP  to:  robin at radiotogo.com

The Pilot Project website launch Fazeley Studios, Birmingham, 18th November 2010

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