Tag: April 30th

April 2009 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Music Network Meeting Minutes

30th april 2009


Mark Badger (Iron Man Records www.ironmanrecords.co.uk), Simon Howes (Sound Engineer www.audioguy.co.uk), Andy Derrick (Musician/Consultant/Agent/Publisher/www.andyderrick.co.uk), Heather Wastie(Singer, keyboard player, composer, minds eye music), Ian Davies (Music photographer), Mark Strawbridge (Areboretum records, Nottingham), Harry Parsons (Student), Alex Pegg (Student), Jami Welch (Student / Musician), Jamie Hewitt (Student), David Breeze (Student), Vince O’Malley (www.Musicalexchanges.com), Lindsey Benton (Musicians Career Coach), Colin Tippin (www.Musicialechanges.com),Adrian Kimberlin (Exit Recording), Robin Valk (www.radiotogo.com), Mike Mcdonash (Songwriter, occassional performer, Concert arranger)Keisha thompson (Singer Songwriter, Poet, Performer), Abi Seabrook (Musician), Phil Montford (MD of Fordante crossover Classical)


Anthony Hughes – screen west midlands

New Points

Andy Derrick

Sostenuto Provides information and advice to musicians, about the industry, how to move on and generate money, marketing, all sorts of things.

www.Livemusicsolutions.co.uk – Is an innovative agency for live music.  populated by interesting querky groups that have something different about them. for public or private occasions.

www.sessionhornsdirect.com Is a horn session agency.

also www.andyderrick.co.uk blog

Simon Howes

Black Country social media cafe.: Alchemy bar in wolverhamption 12th may time: 2.30pm
30 to 50 fifty
website: www.bcsmc.wordpress.com
on twitter as bcsmc
email: blackcoun trysmc@gmail.com
all about social networking.

Aquila TV
post production house. film video editing.
cd replication. videos to broadcast/dvd/hd/ etc

broadstreet bid improvement district.
after performers and musicians
tel: 0121 693 2566

Mike Mcdonash
found an article about ringtones and mobile phones.
discussion followed about whether or not to work with compaines providing ring tones.
mentioned monobomy aqa63336  and aqa2u
If anyone wants to get in touch email: flytheflag2006@hotmail.co.uk
mike mentioned: equipment on interest free credit. www.takeitaway.org.uk

Colin and Vince
music exchanges
workable website to be launched in the next few weeks.
features including:
musicians only networking site
auction section
find a band find a musician resource too.
what music exchanges want is some test pilots to sign up and use the site and take it apart and find out what works and feedback on how the site could be improved and iron out any bugs.
looking to build the users very quickly.
website: www.musicalexchanges.com
email address on site for interested parties.
discussion about the recovery of stolen instruments.

Mark Badger

mentioned a few items including:

Bob Barry – Birmingham based Guitar repairs and Customising

If you are looking for the best guitar repairs and customisation in Birmingham there is only one choice in my opinion.

Find your way to Bob Barry tel: (uk+44) 0121 772 4873

email: bobbarryguitars at blueyonder.co.uk

Bob Barry, 70 Fosbroke Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9JX

also www.musoplex.com

Moving Space Tours open in LEEDS and London

Vehicle Hire for the Music and Film Industry arrives in Leeds

Moving Space Tours announced the opening of a new branch in the North of England.

Based in central Leeds, the new depot will service Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and all the surrounding areas. All of the vehicles on website are available, plus they are able to deliver and collect vehicles to all these locations. Buses are fully insured for use within the music industry, for any driver over 21 with a full license for use within the UK and EU. It’s clear there has been a shortage of these specialist touring vehicles in the North of England.

Tel Leeds – 0844 335 1003Tel London – 0208 205 2503



Phil Manford
looking for booking agent or tour booker
arts council interested but want to see phil with some accreditation.
discussion followed

Fairtrade Booking Agency
trying to help bands get gigs and money.
based in coventry and some acoustic acts. working with promoters
launching on 15th may at kasbah in coventry.

Ditto Music
offer digital distribution
pitch on latest activities and offer of services available.

Lindsay Benton – musicians career coach. talked about what she does, how it works what services are on offer
also bodies on the edge. live performance and gallery of images. in coventry at coventry artsapce,
mention of website: www.lemonrock.com gig guide and good section for gigs “near me”

Mastering Studios: Green Eye Studios, Great Barr and Framework Studios at Musoplex.com

Mention of short runs of cds at dds Balsall Heath.

Next meeting will be at 4pm Thursday 28th May 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited

The Music Network meets at 4pm Thursday 30th April 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited

The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 30th April 2009 4pm til 6pm at Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people.

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 are a musician, work with musicians, represent musicians, have involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts the meeting will be useful to you.

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 quality entertainment…you are all invited.

You can also post in by email any news or gig dates or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

There will be luxury chocolate biscuits and good coffee for all. There’s food and drink afterwards supplied by the creative networks too. Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit. Jokers and time wasters need not apply.