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January 2014 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 30th January 2014

Present: Robin Valk – Radio To Go, Matt Fisher – Giraffe Audio, Nick Romluc – Giraffe Audio, Yaz Alexander – Domeclub / Indie Artist, Mark Sampson – Iron Man Records / Birmingham Music Network, Adrian Kimberline – Exit Recording, Dave Simcox – Lichfield Arts, Dan Griffin – Illustrator / Animator, Dan Nicholas – Interested in Music Platforms, Peter Murtagh – Freelance Audio Engineer, Laura – Student BCU, Patrick – Student BCU

New Points

Robin Valk – Radio To Go

Talked about some of the articles on his blog:

Boat to Row: The hot topics are a tour, a single on vinyl and download, their own label, and a video shot for very little money. We’re weighing up what they should charge for the single launch gig on February 28th, with the vinyl thrown in. http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/Boat-To-Row-Rock.html

The BBC in the midlands: I’m a big BBC fan. I see and hear inspiring stuff on the Beeb. More often than not, I give up in boredom, despair or disbelief watching and listening to anyone else. I use the BBC website every day. I respect Reithian principles. http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/Desolation-Of-Smug-BBC-InMidlands.html

Read more here: http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk

Yaz Alexander

We’re currently looking for an inexpensive venue for the dome, so we can run commercial shows & work with local students & artists. If you love art, film and music you’ll love this – for everyone interested in digital film, photography, graphic design, 360 degree film technology, art, music, dance, theatre, drama, script-writing, collaborative work and much more check out www.domeclub.co.uk

18:00 – Best of DomeFest : http://bit.ly/dcbodf
19:30 – Jena Festival 2013 : http://bit.ly/dcj13
21:00 – Dark Side of the Moon : http://bit.ly/dcdsotm (sold out)

To book your tickets click the link above for the show you’d like to see! (No password required)

This is an exciting new medium that needs to be seen in person to get the full experience.

Dome Club has enjoyed a superb first season at The Custard Factory. All tickets sold out half way through the month and the happy customers and encouraging comments on our Facebook page – as well as a number of positive reviews elsewhere – bear witness to the appeal of the fulldome experience.

We’re putting on an extra event this Friday 31st January consisting of three special performances.

We’ve reduced tickets to only 30 per performance, so don’t delay.

The events have been going well and the Pink Floyd shows have been selling out each time so get your tickets early.

Dome Club are looking for people to create content for showing on the Dome Screen

Ideas suggested to get in touch with Alex Patterson, The Orb, John Sinclair, Youth about the 360 dome club idea….

Discussion followed….

“success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm”

mention of gerv at mission print and lunar festival

Nick Giraffe Audio

A few questions about Dome Club and discussion followed.

Dave Simcox

www.lichfieldarts.org.uk 07989 165361 dave.simcox@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Lichfield is only 30mins from Birmingham city center
In March they have a rock night, with three bands for £6
Idea to bring out a younger audience
Fred Zeppelin are playing
Fuse festival happens every year
Dance Circus skills, spoken word. A lot of work is going into programming interesting events in Lichfield for younger audiences right up to the more senior audiences. Anyone with good ideas or suggestions is welcome to get in touch. Dave would like to hear from good bands, booking agents, theatre or event organisers with pitches for events to be considered by Lichfield Arts.

Dan Griffin
Animator…had a few points to make and questions about Dome Club. He is interested in providing content for the 360 screen.

Peter Murtagh
freelance audio editor looking for work
peterjmurtagh@gmail.com

Laura – student at BCU

Looking for work experience in the music industry. Music Management, A&R. A number of suggestions made and offer of work experience from Iron Man Records.

Next meeting will be last Thursday of February from 4pm-5.30pm

MAD Festival : Kidderminster’s first Music + Arts+ Dance Festival 28th – 29th September 2012

Kidderminster’s first ever :

Music + Arts+ Dance Festival

28th – 29th September 2012

2 Days on a beautiful site, 15 minutes from Kidderminster town centre, free camping.
5 stages, live bands, dance tent, cabaret tent, dub tent, stalls, kids area and much more.

LIVE BANDS :

HEADJAM
TALLOWAH
CRACKED ACTORS
10 ‘o’ CLOCK HORSES
JOHNNY KOWALSKI AND THE SEXY WEIRDOS
THE ARK
FLAT STANLEY
GHOULS
THE ECCLES BREED
STIFF JOINTS
THE KARPET KICKERS
THE CULPRIT
NAKED REMEDY
BUNTER and the VIBES
THE ERECTION POLICE
SOCIO SUKI
GENERIC ERIC
VAULT OF EAGLES
LOBSTER
COCKSURE
KING BEYOND
SAMUENDO LICK

DANCE TENT by HOUSE of GOD

DJ-X ( HOG/PCM )
Sir Real ( HOG )
Paul Damage (HOG )
Dedbeat ( HOG )
Madjack ( HOG )
Sherwen ( HOG )
Aries, Gold & Jinx ( Stourbridge Jungle legends )
Gershwin ( Flashback )
Glenn Aston ( Raindance ) Continue reading

Fuse 2012 to get even more family friendly

This year’s Fuse festival is set to get even more family friendly with organisers, Lichfield Arts, introducing a range of new measures to increase the safety and enjoyment of everyone. The free community music and arts festival will run from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July with all events finishing at the earlier time of 10pm on the Friday and Saturday evenings. Lichfield Arts have been working closely with Staffordshire Police who will be present in Beacon Park at peak times throughout the event. The most significant change, in line with many other festivals in the UK, is that no alcohol is to be allowed into or out of the event arena. The full revised 2012 conditions of entry are on the Fuse website (www.fuselichfield.org.uk) and will be reproduced in publicity and displayed around the site throughout the weekend. As in previous years the Challenge 25 policy will be operating and a DPPO (Drinking in a Public Place Order) permanently exists in the whole of Beacon Park.

Now in it’s 12th year, Fuse will have something for all ages with childrens’ shows and activities, music, dance, comedy, theatre, visual art and a craft market. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Jared White, Lichfield Area Policing Commander, Staffs Police, said “Fuse is a fantastic event for the people of Lichfield. We are giving our full support to the event, with a police team in Beacon Park during the weekend to ensure the event is safe and secure for all.”

Tim Perks, spokesman for Fuse, said “As Fuse gets bigger each year it is vital that we have the right measures in place to ensure public safety and security. We are working more closely than ever with Staffordshire Police to make Fuse a safe and enjoyable event for all. Our new policy of no alcohol to be allowed into the event is in line with most other festivals and there will still be a licensed bar within the festival arena for those who do want to drink sensibly. There will of course be a range of other food and non alcoholic drink stalls. It is extremely important to Lichfield Arts that Fuse 2012 is an event that is enjoyed by the whole community and that Lichfield can be proud of”.

If anyone has particular concerns they wish to raise about the event or want more details they can telephone Lichfield Arts on 01543 262223 visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk or the dedicated Fuse website at www.fuselichfield.org.uk.

The three day festival of music, entertainment, and arts runs from July 6th to 8th in Lichfield’s Beacon Park. With the Olympics in mind, the theme for this year is Rhythm, Rings, Sticks and Strings. The Fuse Festival is a popular free event, attracting thousands of people each year, and providing arts workshops, free music, and family activities from many local people and international bands.

As always, the Festival will include fine music from across many genres, a local outreach programme, allowing local schools and community groups to be involved, workshops and arts events, and a family friendly atmosphere. The Festival runs with the help of volunteers across the board, from the planning committee to anyone willing to give up a few hours over the weekend. The Festival is looking out for help from the following groups.

Creative/artistic people

Any creative/artistic people who want to contribute or participate in Fuse by creating site art & tent decoration, art installations, run workshops, etc. would be very welcome.

Young people

We are always keen to involve young people in Fuse in as many ways as possible.

Operational help

We also need volunteers to help run the festival over the weekend; help with site set-up, general stewards, bar staff, people to man the information desk, stage crew and help with festival break-down.

As well as needing volunteers, the festival also needs financial support to provide the quality of acts and events that it has had in the past. With this in mind, a new scheme has been launched.

Become a Friend of Fuse…

For a minimum donation of £50 you will receive:

– A VIP parking pass enabling you to park adjacent to the Fuse site during the festival

– An invitation for you and a guest to a special reception to be held at Fuse

– A quality photograph taken of you and your guests at Fuse

To become a Friend of Fuse please contact Lichfield Arts on 01543 262223 or e-mail info@lichfieldarts.org.uk

Fuse Festival Spokesman Tim Perks said: ‘Following last year’s success, we want to build on the impact and the work that Fuse does, both in the local community, and in the actual festival itself. It is a lot of work, but the end result is hugely rewarding. It offers opportunities to the local community to be involved in a life changing event, it offers opportunities to local bands and musicians to perform on a professional stage, whilst also giving entertainment to the thousands of people who visit the festival”

For more information, and updated details, please check the local press, the website, www.lichfieldarts.org.uk or keep up to date with events at www.facebook.com/pages/Lichfield-Fuse-Festival and www.twitter.com/lichfieldfuse

April 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes April 28th 2011

Present:

Mark Badger, Cheryl Graham, Adam Kyron, Andy derrick, Clare edwards, Chris Hytch, Dmien Morgan, Yaz Alexander, Mart Mullan, Anthony Hughes, Keisha Thompson,

Apologies:

Andy Ward Musoplex, Nicola Toms, Alex Oxjam, Simon Howes, John Taylor, Worcester Music Network, Colin Tippin, Musical Exchanges, Continue reading

Artsfest request Applications from Performing and Digital Artists – Closing date Friday May 28th 2010

ArtsFest, Birmingham will run from 10th -12th September 2010

We are very pleased to announce that applications for ArtsFest 2010 for performing and digital artists are now open. Applications for visual artists will open next week, week beginning 10th May and close 28th May 2010.

To apply please log onto the website: www.artsfest.org.uk

Mid way down the homepage there is a link to the performing and digital arts applications forms.  Please click on the link for the form you wish to complete.

You will then be directed to guidelines to help you complete your application, and by entering your email address where requested, you will then be directed to your application form.

Once you have entered your email address, you will receive an email containing a unique link to your application form. Using the save buttons at the bottom of each page in the application, you can save your application part way through completion of it.  Then by clicking on the link in the email, you can return to your application at another time. This means that you do not have to complete your application in one sitting, but can complete it in several sittings if you wish, provided you do so by the closing date of 6pm, Friday 28th May.

If you are having difficulty completing your application, please remember to look at the information, hints and tips given when you click on the blue

Information symbols that appear throughout the application form.  If you have a query not answered by this information then please contact us on 0121 464 5678 or by emailing artsfest at birmingham.gov.uk.

ArtsFest receives large numbers of applications from artists each year and to assist the efficiency of our administration processes we ask that wherever possible you complete your application on-line.  If for any reason however you are unable to do this and would like to request an email, hard copy, or large print version of the application form then please do so by telephone or email at the details above.

We look forward to receiving applications from all involved with The Music Network

ArtsFest
Birmingham City Council
Events Section
C/O Manor House
40 Moat Lane
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 5BD
0121 464 5678
artsfest at birmingham.gov.uk
www.artsfest.org.uk
ArtsFest 10th -12th September 2010

The Flyover Show Saturday 29th May 2010, Underneath Hockley Flyover, Birmingham

Flyover Show III

Soweto Kinch’s music & arts festival returns to Birmingham’s Hockley flyover
May 29th 2010 / Hockley Flyover (underneath), Birmingham / 12noon – 9pm / Free admission

Soweto Kinch Productions is proud to announce the return of Birmingham’s Flyover Show on May 29th 2010.

Now in its third year, this innovative event will once again transform the underbelly of North Birmingham’s Hockley flyover into a vibrant community inspired festival of music and arts.

Running from 12noon to 9pm on May 29th, the Flyover Show is a unique event of cultural expression, celebrating generations of black British music and art.

Daytime performances will come from; Hanifa, CRC, Kashmir, Rochelle Robertson, Leeanne Stoddart and Notebenders.

Whilst evening on the main stage presents; Speech Debelle (Mercury Music Award 2009), Soweto Kinch (MOBO Best Jazz Act 2003 & 2007), Zena Edwards, Eska, Tan, Roxanne and Bridgette Amafoh.

The Flyover Show III combines the best of international black music with established and homegrown UK talent, providing an important platform for burgeoning artists.

The show will also feature vignettes, poetry, dance and graffiti from new and emerging voices that aim both to entertain and challenge perceptions.

A family friendly festival, The Flyover Show III continues the organiser’s philosophy to make high-art readily accessible to inner city communities.

The Flyover Show III will explore the specific theme of black female identity.

The Flyover Show III will bring together generations of black female artists who have made significant cultural contributions, and whose work has helped to reshape black identity.

Discussing the artists booked to perform at the Flyover Show III, founder and organiser Soweto Kinch explains, “they’ve validated a way of being, beyond the glut of R+B/Soul Divas, booty shaking backing dancers or any other stereotype which the commercial mainstream often finds more palatable.”

The Flyover Show III is also responding to the growing number of young black women becoming swept up in destructive gang culture.

The recent Female Voices in Violence report from ROTA (Race On The Agenda), one of the UK’s leading social policy think tanks, consolidated concerns about young women involved in violence, pacing it firmly on the government’s continuing agenda.

The Flyover Show III will showcase inspiring black female artists, encouraging young black women to express themselves with creativity and pride.

For more information and press enquires please contact Ed King – edkingfreelance at yahoo.co.uk

The Flyover Show was created and founded by Soweto Kinch.

Soweto Kinch is an award winning musician and creative. For more information visit www.soweto-kinch.com

The first Flyover Show was held underneath Hockley Flyover in North Birmingham in May 2008. The second event was held in the same location in June the following year.

The Flyover show III receives funding from Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England.

The Flyover Show is a flagship project of Soweto Kinch’s recently formed charity Uprizing,

Speech Debelle won the 2009 Mercury Music Award for her debut album ‘Speech Therapy’.

Speech Debelle is the first female artist to win the Mercury Music Award in seven years, the last being Miss Dynamite in 2002.

For more information on Speech Debelle visit www.speechdebelle.com

Flyover Show III – Volunteers wanted
Soweto Kinch’s music & arts festival on the hunt for enthusiastic helpers – limited places available
May 29th 2010 / Hockley Flyover (underneath), Birmingham / 12noon – 9pm / Free admission

Soweto Kinch’s community inspired music & arts festival returns to Hockley Flyover on May 29th 2010.

Now in it’s third year, this unique urban event is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out on the day. Anyone wanting to apply as a volunteer should email Clare Edwards at clareedwards at mac.com

Responsibilities will include stage management support, managing stalls/art activity, liaising with the general public and assisting the artists performing.

Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be provided. Applicants must be over 16 and passionate about being involved in Birmingham’s most innovative urban party.

Headlining the event is 2009 Mercury Music Award winner Speech Debelle, alongside Soweto Kinch (MOBO Best Jazz Act 2003 & 2007), Zena Edwards, Eska, Tan, Roxanne and Bridgette Amafoh.

Daytime performances will come from; Hanifa, CRC, Kashmir, Rochelle Robertson, Leeanne Stoddart and Notebenders.

Running from 12noon to 9pm on May 29th, the Flyover Show will once again transform the underbelly of North Birmingham’s Hockley flyover.

Combining the best of international black music with established and homegrown UK talent, the Flyover Show is a family friendly festival inspired by the organiser’s philosophy to make ?high-art? readily accessible to inner city communities.

The show will also feature vignettes, poetry, dance and graffiti from new and emerging voices that aim both to entertain and challenge perceptions.

For further information on the event visit www.soweto-kinch.com and click on The Flyover Show III link.

Limited places are available and those interested should apply ASAP.

The Flyover Show 2010