The Music Network – Meeting Thursday Nov 27th 2008
Chair: Anthony Hughes

Apologies: Mark (Somewhere on the road), Andy Derrick

Sign in:
Ed Hart (Freelance Finance Director – Specialising in creative)
Simon Howes – Sound Engineer
Drew (From the Kidderminster band Oak)
Andy blakemore (Creative Launchpad)
Adrian Kimberland (Writer/Producer)
Chris Hytch(monthly urban music showcase ‘one love’)
Emma (scratch radio (BCU)
Justin (scratch radio (BCU)
Irene (attending for Peter Singer songwriter)
Yanis (Composer Teacher/ band Frutaloka)
Gary Owen(Newgreywhistletest)
Rod (musician)
Lee Parsons(ditto music)
Darren (BCU Music Student)
Colin (music exchanges group)
Angela (singer songwriter)

New Points:
Simon howes: looking for work as a sound engineer: Contact:01902 8822 85

Drew – plays in an industrial metal band called OAK. Has two record labels showing interest in them and has just finished recording an album. Just wanted to promote wha he does and see if there are any opportunities for the band. The new video – which was made by ga production team including Anthony has attracted around 1000 hits per week -!

Emma & Justin represented ‘scratch radio (BCU)’ a new Internet radio station run by the students – they are looking for content and can attend gigs to record / interview. Contact: /
They launch 6th Feb. There is no remit for style genre etc and has a good focus on how much unsigned content they can push. (Must be regional. They are also looking for funding.

Chris Hytch: One Love showcase supported by newstyle radio. Focuses on local r&b soul and hip hop (no ganster) reggae etc. it has been running for nearly 18months. It rotates venue and recently was part of Concrete. He is trying to find a more perminent venue.
He also manages and produces an artist called Karina – An album launched is planned.

Worked in performance and music labels and is currently working with virgin on a community
He is developing streaming technology and will keep the network up to date as it develops.

Ed Hart:
Has worked in theatre, arts and now is self employed as a consultant to creative businesses offering financial advice.
His main aim in this is convincing creatives to stick to their plan and build a sustainable business.
He delivers advice and guidance through business link support – where he can be contracted to individuals as a mentor.
He can do an initial consultation free to establish the clients needs

Records with a latin / tropical and World Grooves band.  They currently need a flautist and trumpet player to complete/ compliment the line up.
He also asked about help with gigs and booking.
They have a gig at the drum on Feb 28th & 6th Dec – Wagon & Horses
Anthony suggestions – rural touring schemes and to look at the Arts council new strategies on world music developments.

Is a reggae musician and has played for years in various bands. Has a solo album that needs distribution / promoting and agent and tour manager.
They also need a drummer for live shows.

Music exchange – a resource to recruit and meet on line musicians. He sees it as taking the stuff that works best from all other sites
and developing a one stop for musicians needs and networkig. It is filter based along genre and geography to avoid trawling through unsuitable ads.

The second phase will be an ebay just for music instruments – auction style and a planned development into a showcase section for all genres.


Ditto apart from their online music promotions currently run a TV show every thursday – on SKY 180.
They are open to working with anyone – please contact