Mark Badger will lead the next Music Network meeting on Thursday 28th February 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.

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Creative Networks, Birmingham, THUR 28 FEBRUARY 2013



DE-MYSTIFYING THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE How to Make Money in the 21st Century
Speaker: Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen founded The Orchard in 1997 to foster independence and creativity in the music industry. The Orchard is a pioneering independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, providing an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners. With industry-leading technology and operations, its creative, tailored approach streamlines the clients’ business complexity while amplifying reach and revenue across hundreds of digital and mobile outlets around the world, as well as physical retailers in North America and Europe.

Today’s digital landscape is vast, complex, and ever changing. Increasingly, it can be overwhelming for independent artists and labels to identify the best ways to promote their music online, execute their plans and ultimately generate a profit.

Scott Cohen, will discuss how the industry has changed, how successful artists have adapted while showing some recent case studies and demonstrating the tools available to achieve success.

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

To join us for this FREE event, please email or call on 0121 331 5400. Alternatively, register online at our website

Creative Networks, Birmingham, THUR 28 FEBRUARY 2013