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Just Ask: West Midlands Tickets Online Event, Zoom. Monday 05 December 2022

Just Ask

This is a free training session for promoters, venues, show reps etc. to learn and discuss how to best support artists with access requirements, delivered by Attitude is Everything. Just Ask sets a standard for how we can work together across the live music industry to meet the access requirements of artists and crew who identify as Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent.

Launched in partnership with Independent Venue Community, Attitude is Everything and a flagship group of promoters, Just Ask sets the blueprint and will make asking about access requirements an industry standard question in advance of a gig or festival performance – taking the burden away from disabled artists.

About Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything,
have over 20 years’ experience supporting the live music sector to include disabled fans, professionals and performers. It is a chance to ask any questions, learn new skills and develop accessible practices which you can put in place when engaging with artists.

https://www.seetickets.com/event/just-ask-west-midlands/online-event/2434781

Just Ask: West Midlands Tickets Online Event, Zoom. Monday 05 December 2022

About the session

  • This event will be hosted on Zoom – you’ll receive a meeting link on the day of the session via email.
  • Download the Just Ask guide which should be used as an accompaniment to this introductory training session.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Community Manager Lou at
louise@independentvenue.community.com.

Just Ask Guide

Birmingham & Black Country Music Network Minutes Thurs 3rd December

BCMN Minutes

Thursday 3rd December 2009

Present

Andy Derrick – Sostenuto LLP, – info@sostenuto.org.uk

ADJQ – Jazz fusion quartet – www.adjq.co.uk

Steve Rubenstein – performer of 40 years experience, solo performer – orangepip@south66.fsnet.co.uk

Rob Heaton – Routes To Music graduate, starting a freelance music business, HNC in music production, choral singer looking to develop music production business – bert@wanderful.plus.com

Ken Banks – Co-owner and director of Major Key Studios, foundation degrees for University of Wolverhampton, studio space, TV and live sound recording/production, talent search ‘Captured’ Fridays at the The Public – performance recorded video and edited sound, 32 channel recording with SSL Desk.  Producing a live performance recording for the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra – ken@majorkeystudios.com

David Blakemore – Routes To Music graduate – Winchester University graduate in creative industries – plays guitar, writes music – david_blakemore@hotmail.com

Dale and TracyMASCA – duet performing worldwide covers and original music – acoustic/electric rock – mascamusic@live.co.uk

Belle Sorelle – Hannah Smith, Gemma Parr, Patsy Parr, Bella Bennewith – samparr@parrmarketing.co.uk

 

Minutes

Andy Derrick – Sostenuto LLP runs the Black Country Music Network and chairs the meetings, runs the website http://blackcountrymusicnetwork.wordpress.com

ADJQ – Next gig Fri 11th December, Rush Hour Blues, Symphony Hall Foyer Bar, Broad Street, Birmingham – 5.30pm – www.adjq.co.uk – looking for live bookings of this dynamic and award winning group.

Steve Rubenstein – looking for publishing of original songs –

www.taxi.com was suggested as a way of putting your songs forward for possible inclusion in a variety of products from records, tv programmes, web media and computer games.  Discussion on royalties and what to do followed, people referred to http://www.andyderrick.co.uk for some free articles on PRS and PPL and also to www.prsformusic.com

Belle Sorelle – 4 girl band recently appeared in X Factor going through to the boot camp.  After a series of high profile local and charity events with Bev Bevan and Robert Plant, they are now looking for songwriters interested in writing for Katy Perry / Pink girl band sound.  Contact them at samparr@parrmarketing.co.uk or Julie@parrmarketing.co.uk or visit www.bellesorelle.co.uk

Rob Heaton – looking for opportunities, job experience, internships in radio production, live sound production.  About to start training as a radio volunteer at WCR in Wolverhampton but keen to know of other studio opportunities available.

Masca – Built a reputation as a function act and originals band all over the world in many settings.  Now based again in the UK, they are looking for live music opportunities in the Midlands for their Electric/Acoustic Duo – www.masca.co.ukmascamusic@live.co.uk

The Black Country Music Network is next meeting on the following dates

Thursday 21st January 2010 – 4pm

Thursday 11th February 2010 – 4pm

Thursday 4th March 2010 – 4pm

All meetings take place at Major Key Studios, The Public, West Bromwich

The Black Country Music Network is run by Sostenuto LLP – www.sostenuto.org.uk – an organisation dedicated to supporting and advising the creative industries.

The network is supported by Ken Banks and Phil Savage of Major Key Studios based at The Public who provide us with free meeting space and refreshments.

www.majorkeystudios.com – Visit their website to see more about the services and facilities on offer at their studios, the live music performance opportunities and their work helping to support the music industry in the Black Country – many thanks guys.

The Music Network Monthly Meeting will be at Major Key Studios on December 3rd

There will be no meeting this month of The Music Network at the TEE.

The Music Network Meeting will now be taking place on December 3rd at 4pm at Major Key Studios.

The Music Network Meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th November 2009 at the TEE has been moved to Major Key Studios as Creative Networks will not be meeting again until February and we have decided to honour repeated requests for a change of location. So, for those of you still confused the details are as follows

The Music Network

Meeting date: Thursday December 3, 2009
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7PG

The Music Network is open to all

Come and Join us, 4pm til 6pm at Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7PG Tel: 0121 533 7137

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 first 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.

http://www.birminghammusicnetwork.com
http://blackcountrymusicnetwork.wordpress.com

Warning: It’s not about computers or playing with social networks, its about talking to people face to face and Music.

Next Music Network Meeting Thursday 3rd December 2009 4pm at Major Key Studios, The Public, West Bromwich

The Dates and Location of all Music Network Meetings from November 2009 to February 2010 are as follows:

Thursday 3rd December 2009 – Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7PG Tel: 0121 533 7137

Thursday 5th January 2010 – Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7PG  Tel: 0121 533 7137

Thursday 4th February 2010 –  Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7PG  Tel: 0121 533 7137

The next free Routes to Music workshops are:

Monday 23rd November 7.15pm – 8.45pm – Committee Room A, West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich

Wednesday 25th November 7pm – 9pm – Wollaston Studio, Stourbridge Town Hall, Crown Centre, Stourbridge

Monday 30th November 7.15pm – 8.45pm – Committee Room A, West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich

The MUSIC NETWORK meetings will be taking place in cooperation with Black Country Music Network on the first Thursday of every month from  4pm at the offices of Major Key Studios at the Public in West Bromwich. more info here: http://blackcountrymusicnetwork.wordpress.com/The meetings will be hosted by Andy Derrick and Sostenuto LLP.

Sostenuto LLP is a partnership of creative workers bringing their collective experience and knowledge together under one organisation to help sustain music industry activity in the West Midlands and beyond.

Headed by experienced practitioners in the creative industries, Sostenuto LLP provides expert advice and support for music businesses small and large, delivers funded projects and helps the local music industry to network.

Routes To Music is an innovative new programme of workshops and support giving the unemployed and economically inactive an opportunity to gain an insight into developing their interest in many aspects of the music industry.

Through a series of workshops taking place in the Black Country attendees can find out more about how the music industry works, what the potential career paths are, strategies for success and how to set about developing a music act, product, skill or interest. Each workshop focuses on a specific aspect of music industry. Attendees can participate in some or all of the workshops as appropriate with those attending the complete programme gaining the most from this project in terms of experience and insight.

Our programme of workshops aim to cover many different aspects of the music industry and form part of a series that learners can gain much from.

Our next free workshops are:

Monday 23rd November 7.15pm – 8.45pm – Committee Room A, West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich

Wednesday 25th November 7pm – 9pm – Wollaston Studio, Stourbridge Town Hall, Crown Centre, Stourbridge

Monday 30th November 7.15pm – 8.45pm – Committee Room A, West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich

All Routes To Music sessions are run by Sostenuto LLP and staffed by experienced professionals from the music and creative industries with a background in education work.

To sign up for any of our free sessions, email info@sostenuto.org.uk or text 07595 663966
leaving your name, address, phone number and where possible, your email address

*To qualify for a free place you must be unemployed and between the ages of 16 – 65

The Black Country Music Network is aimed at organisations, business, traders and individuals in and around the music industry in the black country. The event aims to provide those attending with a forum for discussion, asking for help and advice, meeting and connecting with new partners and collaborators or just to discover more about their local scene
It takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm to 6pm at Major Key Studios, The Public, New Street, West Bromwich. If you want to come along, please email info@sostenuto.org.uk to reserve your free place.

To find out more, please visit the BCMN website:
http://blackcountrymusicnetwork.wordpress.com

The Black Country Music Network is a place for anyone working or studying in the music business to come and meet and have a dialogue with others.

Meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 4pm at the offices of Major Key Studios at the Public in West Bromwich

Anyone from music student, solo performer and songwriter to sound engineer, publisher, and producer can attend and network for free.

Whether you want to find out things, source local collaborations or make announcements, the Black Country Music Network is ideal for providing a forum for musicians and music businesses of all genres, experience and backgrounds.

Birmingham Music Network Minutes 18 Dec 2008

Attendees

Andy Derrick dandyeric@gmail.com http://andyderrick.co.uk 

Zak www.myspace.com/miss_higher 

Anthony Hughes anthonyjhughes@mac.com

Lee Parsons lee@dittomusic.com www.dittomusic.com 

Minutes

Andy Derrick spoke about the launch of his freelance work giving advice to musicians and music businesses on all aspects of the industry as well as his work as a guest speaker, arranger, composer, performer, manager and agent.  More information can be found on his website http://andyderrick.co.uk 

Lee Parsons spoke about the latest things happening at Ditto Music including their new deal on aggregation – see website for details.  Lee also spoke about the Ditto Music TV show available on SKY with previous episodes available on the website and on YouTube.

Visit www.dittomusic.com for the full SP.

Zak left information about several bands and promoters/nights:

  • Tin Omen – Electro Goth band have a new album due for release in 2009.  Think Madonna singing for Depeche Mode
  • Stiletto Promotions – Goth related events / announcements that should interest those into the Goth scene.
  • The Dark Room – a great weekly Goth event held at the Giffard Arm, Wolverhampton
  • For MySpace links for these and more visit www.myspace.com/miss_higher
  • Check out Ryan’s Gig Guide January 2009 issue for a review of the debut album by the Hanging Dolls “Reason and Madness” 
  • The Asylum have many great bands lined up to play in 2009.  See www.theasylumvenue.co.uk 

Andy reminded everyone to spread the word on contacting Mark info@birminghammusicnetwork.com to put their gig details and any other useful stuff on the Birmingham Music Network website.

The next meeting of the Birmingham Music Network is Thursday 29th January 4pm Room 436, TIC, Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham – The event is free and normally finishes at 6pm.

Creative Networks starts at 6pm in the same building and offers a chance to network with people from other Creative Industries and listen to a guest speaker.  January see Jan Faull from the BFI National Film Archive feature as guest speaker.  There is also a chance to pitch your business to the assembled guests – contact Dave Taylor on 0121 331 5400 or email creative.networks@tic.ac.uk for more info.  To register to attend, please visit www.creativenetworksonline.com