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April 2013 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Music Network Meeting – 25th April 2013

Ayesha Campbell – singer vocal coach

Andrea Campbell- students of sound

Manoj Solanki – produces dance music

Hugh McGuinness – music promoter, band manager

Robert Sharl – BCU, Futurilla podcast network

Emma Scott- marketing for University of Birmingham

Richard Battye – River studio

Andrew Marsh – Oxjam, Birmingham

Tom – Skill sharing company, apps for phones Music

Richard Mitten – freelance sound engineer.

Spence Cater -Musician, Songwriter

Simon Howes – Freelance sound engineer

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February 2013 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes February 28th 2013


Mark Badger – Birmingham Music Network / Iron Man Records

Yanhua Jiang – BCU

Robert Sharl – BIAD / Futurilla

Katheryn Taylor – Singer Songwriter

Matt Gaffiney – Composer and Performer

Ilvars Veinbergs – Photography, Arts Projects

Steve Rubinstein – Musician Songwriter

Christina Sabbagh – Vocalist / BOA

Adrian Kimberlin – Exit Recording

Richard Battye – River Studio (Photograph) The Undercocks (Band)

Robin Valk – Radio To Go

Kirsty Lowrie – Motivated by Music

a number of other people showed up late but I didnt get their details as the conversation was flowing…..

Apologies: None

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Dapper FM from 8 till 10pm (UK time) on Tuesday 1st May 2012

Our next radio show will be on 1st May, 2012. The first day of May is significant for many reasons. For some it is seen as International Workers Day (Mayday) and for others it is the Celtic festival of Beltane. We will be commemorating both on this weeks show.

We will feature several numbers appropriate to International Workers Day, with unions, people power and general anti-establishmentism getting a plug; including brand new tunes from Inner Terrestrials, Anti-flag and Dreadzone

We will also be showcasing some of the bands playing The Beltane Buzz festival in West Wales next weekend, including Captain Accident and the Disasters, Zinc Bukowski and brand new exclusives from The Bleedin’ Noses and Cakehole Presley.

For all this, plus much more, log on to www.dapperfm.co.uk from 8 till 10pm (UK time) on Tuesday 1st May.

Clint Iguana

Sir Real presents The Mouth of God LIVE tonight at 10pm GMT on Music World Radio > Good enough to eat!

Happy thursday all :-)

It’s thursday night…it’s ten’o’clock…and once again it’s time for the Mouth of God! Presented by me, Sir Real…with, as you might expect, a fine selection of wrongness, weirdness, beauty, cosmic anthems, acid rock, deviant disco, mutant techno, funny talk and hoo-haa…

Tonight’s theme is “Good enough to eat!”…pretty self-explanatory really, will be playing songs all about food, drink, eating and drinking in general, or in fact anything that you might want to put in your mouth ;-) Suggestions and requests are welcomed in the shoutbox as always, although as usual I can’t promise that I will play them all :-)

I would be very chuffed indeed if some of you would like to join me for the journey, don’t forget to say hi – and please feel free to circulate far and wide to spread the wrongness :-)

Go to http://www.musicworldradio.com/ to listen…

Also, have uploaded two new podcasts for your listening pleasure, you can check them out here:



or here:


See you later,

Neil x

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Save Rhubarb Radio

A message from Jenny Tate:

Rhubarb Radio:

We have 6 weeks, well actually, 5 weeks now, to get some urgent funds in to save Rhubarb! Due to the resigantion of Dan Cremin, our director and funding issues, we’re having to start fund-raising ourselves, in order to continue in Jan. We’re all determined to save the station and will do whatever’s necessary, but we do need some help and support in terms of funding and involvement with fund-raising activities. We’re inviting any interest in helping us out with funds or even just funding ideas. We now have a donate button on the Rhubarb website and the fb page, which we’re inviting everyone to join. Please could we have soem more people show their support by clicking the like button or if they’re able and willing to, donating? We’d be very greateful indeed. There’s a draft press release being prepared at the mo.

Aside from that, I’m no longer working with Violet Sky and Hope.Order.Truth. so if anyone needs to contact me by phone, please use my number, which is 07887565412. They can also email me on jennytaterocks at googlemail.com or of course, contact me on here and the show fb page, which is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saturday-Rocks-with-Jenny-Tate/


Handsworth Evolution – a documentary by Robin Valk for Birmingham Music Heritage

Robin Valk says “It’s all there – the story of how the children of those early post-war immigrants came up with a vital new approach to reggae, mixed, matched and mashed up… and invented whole new styles of music along the way. And right now, there’s even a third generation doing new and vital stuff. Now, with the blessing of Birmingham Music Heritage, whose commission it was, I am making it available via Sound Cloud, after the jump. Know what? I love internet publishing.

The programme is in three parts – I built it so it would allow for a news bulletin and breaks for promos and/or ads. It’s also on offer to local community stations for rebroadcast, gratis – email me, using the link at the botton of this post, and I’ll send you a DropBox invite. In the meantime, tag away to your hearts’ content on the Soundcloud files.”


Just click to play:
Handsworth Evolution Part 1

Handsworth Evolution Part 2

Handsworth Evolution Part 3

Birmingham Music Heritage – Untold Stories revisits Birmingham 1965 – 1985 when the city dominated the world’s music scene.

In partnership with Radio To Go, Birmingham Music Heritage – Untold Stories revisits Birmingham during the period of 1965 – 1985 when the city dominated the world’s music scene. Capturing memories and stories from some of the actual people who helped pioneer Birmingham’s music industry, the venues key to its success, and an insight into the musicians and music they produced with the influence from the city’s culture on their sound. Over the next two years the project will be filming a series of interviews for a documentary about Birmingham’s popular music story.

It will also be recording a number of radio interviews & podcasts for free download from the project’s website which will include stories, information and photographs relating to the artists themselves. A heritage trail will also be published with the release of the project DVD for free distribution across Birmingham at a number of exhibitions also during 2010.

The team’s consultants included local pop legend Bob Lamb, who has had a colourful career since the 60’s, including successes in bands such as, ‘Locomotive’ and the ‘Steve Gibbons Band’. He also produced UB40’s debut album ‘Signing off’, recorded Duran Duran’s first material, The Lilac Times (Steven ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy) and Ruby Turner to name a few.


Birmingham Music Heritage

September 2008 Music Network minutes

The Music Network
25th September
TIC, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham

Andy Derrick     -Midlands Regional Officer for the Musicians’ Union andy.derrick@musiciansunion.org.uk www.musiciansunion.org.uk

Lyndsey Hardiman     – Midlands Regional Administrator for the Musicians’ Union lyndsey.hardiman@musiciansunion.org.uk

Dave Ewer    – Creative Communications lowerarchy@msn.com www.birminghamwords.co.uk

Cameron Morgan    – Student from South Birmingham College purebreed69@live.co.uk

Abi Seabrook    – Singer and workshop leader abigail.seabrook@hotmail.com

Bob Ubki    – Singer/songwriter and project leader bobubki@aol.com

Simon Howes    – Hardware developer and acoustic engineer simon.howes.mobile@gogglemail.com

Robert Lane    – Singer/songwriter and guitar teacher rlane110@hotmail.com www.robertlanemusic.co.uk

Emma Nouriel    – Head of Music from Scratch radio emma.nouriel@scratchradio.co.uk www.scratchradio.co.uk

Justin Stainton    – Head of New Music from Scratch radio justin.stainton@scratchradio.co.uk www.scratchradio.co.uk

Pete Rhead    – Video producer from Musoplex pjrhead@yahoo.com www.musoplex.com

Andy Blakemore    – from Creative Launchpad a.blakemore@creativelaunchpad.co.uk

Perminder    – Singer for Asian films

Clare Edward    – Gigbeth www.gigbeth.com

Angela Wilson    – Singer/songwriter angellacorrina@yahoo.com

Emma Seel    – Singer/songwriter karmicenergy3@goony.com

Dave Withney    – Owner of the Roadhouse venue in Stirchley                theroadhouse@klminternet.co.uk

Apologies    – Mark Sampson (in Norway)


Andy Derrick introduced how the Birmingham Music Network works and that it was a support network for musicians.

1.    Lyndsey Hardiman asked if any of the attendees had come across pay to play in any local venues.

Abi Seabrook said she had heard of venues that make the band buy an amount of tickets.

Bob Ubki said that Rich Bitch studios wanted bands to pay for hire of the room for invited guests.

Andy Derrick voiced the opinion that pay to play takes away artists choice and is very narrow minded thinking.

A discussion ensued of what opportunities are available for Birmingham bands.

2.    Andy Derrick asked the attendees if they were aware of Surface Unsigned and what their thoughts on it were.

It was mentioned that on certain websites and blogs there is a general negative feeling.  There is a rumour that it is pay to play and that bands are required to sell a certain amount of tickets.

Robert Lane asked for people’s opinions on competitive gigs

Abi felt that even if it was competitive it was just another gig that would raise your bands profile although she would never pay to enter one.  Also that a bit of competition is a healthy thing.

3.    Bob Euby is looking to get Bhangra footage edited and put together and asked if anyone could help.

Andy recommended musoplex and Pete offered to help.

4.    Dave Ewer who is a student at Birmingham College University has taken over Birmingham Words which is a local website whose funding has been taken over by the University.  He wants to find creative people in the following areas, music, film and fiction writing.
The website is going to be re-launched over the next few months and they are hoping to bring out a quarterly magazine.  He is hoping to feature and showcase people, also to promote Birmingham.

Simon Howes recommended that he spoke to Andrew Dubber and Paul Bradshaw both of which work in the Media School.  Also that he speaks to Paul Brushwood who is a Creative teacher in the college.

5.    Pete Rhead spoke about his work at the studio Musoplex which can do everything for a musician from videos and photos to recording etc.

Andy spoke about the workshop that is happening at Musoplex on Thursday 9th October entitled ‘Everything you need to know about the music business’.

6.    Andy Blakemore talked about Creative Launchpad which helps people in the creative sector and is free of charge.  It can assist people to put together a business plan. He offered his availability to help anyone that wanted to chat.

7.    Perminder who is a singer for Asian and English film is looking for finance for films.  He spoke about his work to date and the fact that it is a very specific art form and difficult to do.

8.    Justin from Scratch Radio which is a student and community station that is trying to reflect what goes on in Birmingham.  They want to connect with people that are passionate about music and are willing to get involved.  Examples of way that people can get involved are interviewing bands and artists and going to gigs and reviewing them.  They are offering training to anyone that is interested in getting involved.  The radio station is based at the Perry Barr Campus and is going live in January 2009. studio@scratchradio.co.uk

9.    Clare Edwards came to speak about Gigbeth which is running in conjuction with Music Live.  The headlining acts are the Guillemots and the Sugar Hill Gang plus lots of local bands. There will be a conference at the Radisson Hotel on the 6th November.  Gigbeth has three stands of thought music education, how to promote your music better and music law and IP.  Clare offered to have interviewers from Scratch Radio.  Tickets are available from ticketseller.com and at Rooty Frooty’s and also from 0844 8883 883.  www.gigbeth.com

Radio To Go podcast

Hurrah! A new Radio To Go podcast.

The latest is devoted to the September Project X Presents! I’m referring you to the PXP, cos this rather fab event is really difficult to put into words – you kind of have to be there. Of course, it helps if you’re in Birmingham. On September 13th. At BUSK on Gough St. Get your tickets now, off the website. or at Jibbering.

This ‘cast has 360, Lil Miss Vix Buzzfox, Rich Batsford, Arc Vel, Loopz and Cellardoor.

Radio To Go Podcasts normally surface, work permitting, about once every month… although for some unaccountable reason, it’s taken me nine months to get this one up. They are devoted to the stunning wealth of terrific music coming out of Birmingham and the West Midlands in the UK. Find them at feedburner and iTunes.

More details at http://radiotogo.blogspot.com/