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26th February 2015 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network/Screen Image Network Meeting – 26th February 2015

Present:
Gavin Leach, Three Sun Rising, has come to promote his band

Clare Edwards, Independent Producer

Robin Valk, writes about local music and has background in local radio

Alan Musson, doing MA and radio and audio production

Peter Swinson, runs recording studio and rehearsal rooms in Tamworth – plays the drums and is looking for a band

Natalie Brown, singer songwriter, performer

Danny Fick,  musician and sound engineer

Linda Angelis – music teacher, singer

Apologies:
Mark Sampson, Anthony Hughes

New Points:
Discussion with Natalie about how to get gigs and work as a backing vocalists..

Peter Swinson is looking for a band to join – maybe covers bands. Danny joined a band through Gumtree and so did Gavin.

Discussion with Danny about how he can get work as a sound engineer and who he should talk to in Birmingham to avoid moving to London

Discussion with Linda about the barriers as a singer to getting the word out and the challenges of the internet

Robin talked about the new local tv station is opening up and whether it should have some sort of music programming and the lack of support for local music in the West Midlands on radio. Today the Birmingham Post launched a campaign to demand that the BBC brings a fair share of activity to the West Midlands.

Gavin asked about what the process is to get your music to the right people. Talked about the merits of online radio stations

Clare talked about Flickerama the new film festival she is working on with Tom Lawes from the Electric Cinema. www.flickerama.co.uk

26th June 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 26th June 2014

Present:

Apologies:
Mark Sampson
Andrian Kimberline
Sarah Ann Cromwell

Present:

YAZ : Singer Songwriter (Jazz Reggae)

Performs solo and with a band. Was working with a manager now working solo – looking for contacts /venues etc for live performer
contact: yazalexander (Youtube) Continue reading

29th May 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Apologies :
Mark Badger – Tour driving somewhere on a motorway…
Sue Nicholls

Present:  –

Robin: –
2 events to promote

Crowd Out – Millennium Point – an event (birmingham contemporary music group) will use 1000 singers in a performance. 2 performances on Sunday 8th June 2:30pm – Free. Directed by Claire Edwards (Notorious)

Songwriters cafe – starting in Mid to late July in Northfield – organised by Paul Murphy. In a well organised acoustic songwriters event. Robin will be putting together a blog podcast of both. His next blog – BlueBeat orchestra have just released an LP on honesty box principle. There is a songwriters cafe website and Robin will also feature and link to this on his blog. www.radiotogo.com.

Adrian Kimberline:

Spence Cater: Singer Songwriter:

Looking to collaborate with writers studio producers (Indie, Rock, Dance etc) has some releases on ‘tribe of noise’.
Looking to get high standard music product out to a market.
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Looking for paid gigs.

Also promoting The Songwriters Circle – meets at The MAC regularly . Good contacts and get to perform at the MAC. end of term showcase 16th July £2 only!!!

Full English are partners – There is a concert taking place 2nd July (MAC)

Spence also recommended : Space for growth – government scheme – letting out vacated buildings in Birmingham – may be useful for a SME / Label etc details are at:

epins.ogc.gov.uk/spaceforgrowth ) city centre trading addresses etc
contact:

spencecatermusic.com
reverbnation/spencecater

Ryan Hill / Tony- Music Propagator CIC:
They are A label, promotor, projects etc
gigs at Roadhouse, Flapper, Academy…
Always looking for bands for the gigs and label

festivals they are involved in at present: –
Fin Fest – in Abbotts Bromley
oxjam

contact:
www.musicpropagater.com

www.propagatorpresents.co.uk

Rachael Smith – Studying composition at birmingham conservatoire.
Here to find out whats happening in music in Brum and to look for collaborations/ gigs (Plays flute – looking to collaborate – plays beatbox flute and effects.)

currently working on a project – funfair themed around a nightmare. set in felixstowe. looking for artists and designers and performers to get involved – due next summer. The Music will be acoustic – soon to release a call for proposals – commission people.

This august a pilot event will take place.

email: r.v.smith@hotmail.co.uk.

Luke Titmus – Freelance studio engineer
Works a lot in LA doing freelance audio work but is based in Birmingham
He has a Studio in the Jewellery Quarter – which can be Dry hired out – (Caroline Street)

He produces and engineers and is free until August to collaborate on projects or work.

Coming up releases with: –
Currently : Aesthetics (A two drummer band)indie emo
Cowbander (Heavy Rock)

contact:
email: luke_titmus@hotmail.com
www.luketitmus.co.uk
also check out his sound cloud/ iTunes etc links on website.

Fazanah:

Has previously run a music TV show (23 broadcast shows) that went out to 300 countries.
Used to broadcast The Mix Bollywood & Hollywood music mix.

Looking for artists who have been out in the States – looking to get them back.

Looking to start a new TV show.

(Robin recommended Shaanti TV & Eastern Electronic Festival)

Anthony + James Lapworth:
(Rosetta Fire)
a band based in Warwick- with gigs coming up in London.

have been playing gigs mostly in Warwickshire – looking for gig opportunities in the rest of Midlands.

They have a range of material and are looking for publishing advice/contacts

Contact:
www.rosettafire.com
@rosettafire
FB & Youtube

Louise Alley : Plug And Amp – (Music network Cov/Warwickshire )

Events coming up:

WarwickRocks
21st June Festival
Local bands

Nuneaton – Festival – This Sunday.
Big Boro Festival
Includes Scouting for Girls
Drop Down Smiling

Harpreet Solhal – an Audio Engineer (Studio) has worked at Blue Whale. Looking to collaborate. Artists to work with. Logic Pro. etc. and start a blog for Band Biog’s directory for musicians? any ideas?

Claire Woodward – Song writer
Her performance skills aren’t very good. So looking for collaborations for her material. and to collaborate on writing.
Singer Songwriters with an emphasis on Ballades and Indie.

Looking for Publishing.
Contact:

clarewoodward soundcloud

Craig (Drummer) –
Looking for networking and gigs.
covers and functions but more interested in doing originals (As long as it doesn’t get in the way of an income).

czindani@hotmail.com

Kat Howell – Singer :
singer
singer for hire – looking for projects to collaborate

kathowell.com
contact@kathowell.com

not a songwriter – looking to sing. (Rock, pop, soul etc)

sings in ‘partners in crime’ (Covers band)

www.partnersincrime.co.uk

Mike Bickerton:
BCU film tutor – school of digital media technology.

Students have an assignment each year to produce music promos and are looking for bands to have a video made.

Contact: Mike

michael.bickerton@bcu.ac.uk

Mike – has a photoblog
365 photos of discarded items –
Discarded 365

Joy:
writes a music blog – reviews artists, gigs and music content – based on her own selection criteria.

writes for – iAston magazine.

likes to support local bands / unsigned bands. Interested in promoting new music.

If you have anything to review /promote contact Joy ….

email;
joywarmann@gmail.com

blog: joywarmann.blogspot.co.uk

She plays drums in a band in London. looking for placements and contacts in A&R

Nick – Giraffe Audio
Gear/Recording Production

A great company here to help …

New ableton user group has just started for Birmingham.

Hosted at www.Giraffeaudio.com

a meetup for audio engineers /producers etc to meet up and get involved.

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