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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.
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

PCafe, 1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2NT

Mark Badger

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September 2013 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – September 2013

Present: Robin Valk Radio To Go, Sue Nichols performer, merch seller, Gary Skull Fox, Jeremy Skull fox, Chris BCU Student, Sandra BCU student, Ryan BCU Lecturer, Matthew Sound engineering student, Jim Simpson Big Bear Music Group, Rebecca Edwards student studying media,  Meg student, Thomas Glass Bullet, Ryan second year student, Tony works in music projects and youth centers,

New Points:

Mark Iron Man Records: Talked about Police Bastard releasing a new CD album called “Confined” on Iron Man Records.

Robin Valk: Campaign for regional Broadcasting in the region. Janice Long supports local talent but bands in this region lose out.
BBC spending in the region has much declined.

Culture Shock moseley: an interesting show taking place
on saturday at St Marys Church, Moseley
free food too

Interesting point made that BCU is leasing buildings and facilities to the BBC so some funding and support is going back into the region but perhaps not enough.

Janice Long supports new music
Tom Robinson on 6 music supports new music.

Who are the supporters of new music on radio? if you are a new band in birmingham who can you turn to?

3rd year student. talking about what he is going to do for his final year project on and what are the growth areas of

Ryan: lecturer and BCU researcher. Working on new


Jim Simpson:
Talked about lack of cohesion in the region.

what are we going to do?

Jim would like to take a team to Midem. He is looking at 2015
Any interested parties get in touch.
Jim Simpson Big Bear admin@bigbearmusic.com