In 2010 Birmingham’s Independent Music Industry was asked to answer 10 Questions.

In May 2011 UK Music published “Destination: Music” the first study of its kind to scope the economic contribution of music festivals and major concerts to tourism throughout the UK. You can read all about it at

After May 2011 Emma Williamson (Group Overview and Scrutiny Manager) & Baseema Begum (Research & Policy Officer) at the Scrutiny Office of Birmingham City Council got in touch. Emma & Baseema sent through several documents that asked a number of interesting questions. Rather than try to answer the questions on your behalf, The Music Network decided to pass the questions on to you direct.

In October 2011 The Music Network asked Another 10 Questions.

The Music Network hope the discussion will continue. We have collected together your opinions, consultation and research here in the Strategy category.

In February 2012 An email and Scrutiny Report Document was sent to us by Baseema Begum, Research & Policy Officer, Scrutiny Office, Birmingham City Council. The email read as follows:

Thank you for your input and comments during the evidence gathering and drafting of this report.

The report was presented to City Council on 7th February 2012 where Members agreed the recommendations.  The respective Cabinet Member(s) are now tasked with implementation of these recommendations and the Leisure, Sport & Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee will monitor progress of these through regular tracking meetings (these are usually held every 6 months until all recommendations are agreed as completed and discharged by the Committee).

I attach a copy for your information a copy of the report.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Baseema Begum
Research & Policy Officer
Scrutiny Office
Birmingham City Council
The Council House
Birmingham B1 1BB
Tel: (+44) 0121 303 1668

Here is a PDF file of the report for you to read: “Birmingham A Music City Scrutiny Report 2012”