Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 29th January 2015

Mark Sampson (Iron Man Records), Paul Reynolds (Creative hertz), Ben Walker (Creative Hertz), Derek Nisbet, Anthony McKerr (Hand Forged Music), Sangeeta Squires (Lava Flo), Spence Cater (Spence Cater music), Reece Kennedy (Rope Press), David Loney, Micah Desmond Jacob (BCU), Benedict Ulyatt (BCU) and a number of other late arrivals…..


Anthony Hughes

Meeting started with a general discussion on subject of what digital aggregators to use:

Discussion mentioned Tunecore, AWL, CDbaby, itunes,

also use of music X-ray
Tribe of Noise good for instore play


Has put a few things on itunes.

Looking for find a manager or agent to help her get her music out there

Mention of Jon Cotton Artisan Studios

Suggestions of X-ray or Tribe of Noise

Spence Cater:
Songwriter, performer, has a debut single with a video for it
any suggestions to get reviews or press for the single and video before its released? Discussion followed.

Spence is busking his music in towns and areas nearby.

Looking to find some film students who can help you with making a promo video for some of his tracks

Spence Cater looking for a backing singer to work with on his songs.

Discussion of local venues and music promoters

Dave – Urban Vibes

Ben – Debut at Sunflower in april.

Ben Drummond at jamhouse
Jon Nash at Hare and Hounds
The Dark horse
The Glee club

Alfie Birds at Custard Factory. Oobleck are looking for electronic acts to play

Sean and Keith from Supersonic – looking for people to get involved

Reece – Rope Press / bookshop

Reece talked about services on offer. The home for independent printing and publishing in Central England, based in Birmingham.

Jubilee Centre, Unit 108, 130 Pershore Street, Digbeth, Birmingham., B56ND Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Paul and Ben – provide sound engineering, venue managers,
funding from peoples millions

Childrens music and orchestra: Musical version of Anthony and cleopatra performing with an orchestra and schools….putting kids and schools together with orchestras