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January 2011 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Present:

Mark Badger, Richard Mitton, Adrian Kimberline, Marcus Taylor, Gary Heywood, Kevin Moore, Nigel Right, Germaine Roberts, Jimmy Davis, Saurab Thomas, Raol, Rob Heaton, Richard Skelding, Clyde Mckenzie, Mart Mullan, Yannis Yfestos, Keisha Thomapson, Elisha Baptiste

Apologies:

Andy Derrick, Anthony Hughes, Clare Edwards, Kate Southall, Andy Ward

Announcements:

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June 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 24th June 2010

Present:
Clare Edwards, Nicola Toms, Mark Sampson, Gary Hayward, Pete Zimmer, Spence Cater, Rob Heaton, Yammis Yfestos,

Apologies: Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick, Lyndsey MU cant make Abi Seabrook.

New Points:

Pete Zimmer – Singer songwirter and has been for many years. Plays small pubs and clubs and repetoire blues rock etc. plays covers and a few of his own). just finished a bsc in music tech at BCU. Hosts a couple of open mic jam nights once a fortnight in Amblecote outside stourbridge…at The Maverick. Bands on fridays and saturdays. Once a month on a tuesday night at the queens head in Wolverly out near kidderminster..they have an open mic on a tuesday aimed at singers. Anyone can show up and play. semi acoustic thing…more about singers rather than electric playing etc.
www.petezimmer.co.uk
www.myspace.com/petezimmer
www.facebook.com as pete zimmer

Gary Hayward – Gary has decided to keep and put to one side the new grey whistle test. A project that he’s been working on for past few years.

Gary has bought and set up a brand new website domain called Radio Pebble Mill. He wants it to be a radio station that reflects what is actually going on in the local Birmingham area. Trying to think of good ideas for shows, looking for people to get involved and present shows of their own. it will be internet radio primarily
www.radio-pebblemill.co.uk
If you want to get involved in the internet radio station contact gary: 07842 242593
suggestions were made about : rhubarb radio, radio to go, brumcast, music world radio, vale fm, big city fm, south birmingham community radio, basment sound radio

Clare Edwards – Works with Soweto Kinch.
Clare Edwards is involved in three events in July
17th July: Simmer Down Handsworth park. 1pm-7pm all free with workshops, street dance, carnival for kids, its a Community Festival with Reggae. Band called Legend, Friendly Fire band, Daholl,
www.the-drum.org.uk
The Drum Box office 0121 333 2400

31st july a Festival just outside Ludlow in the grounds of Elton Hall
www.fireflymusicfest.com
Headlines from Scott Mathews, Chew Lips, Muchuu, King Charles, Tom Bradley,
There is camping, tickets about £28.00

4th July Sing up in the park, Mac, Birmingham. All Free

Nicola Toms: Regional manager for Oxjam which is oxfams Music festival and also Moseley Folk Mostly Jazz festival.
Saturday 16th october in multiple city center venues, come and watch local bands and profits go to oxfam. Gig tomorrow at Urban Coffee company. Oxjam are looking for people to put on smaller events to raise funds before oct 16th then event itself is happening on 16th october in Birmingham City center.

Venues to be confirmed. Victoria and Island
looking for volunteers
www.oxjam.org.uk/oxjam
www.oxjambrum.org.uk/fb
emil nicola for more info.

Spence Cater: Project Called “Pathways to Enterprise” which is curretly which is operating in wolverhampton and sandwell offering people who are considering self employment as an option the chance to get help and support in becoming self employed. Spence Cater enterprise coach mobile 07943790266

Rob Heaton: trying to carve out some work in music production…been getting training and experience….recently been working on “two weeks to make it” helping with the making of a film for that project. made contact with a number of media companies.

Rob is looking to find or contact any musicians who are looking to record a demo or any artists who want to make a video or companies
If you want to work with rob bert@wanderful.plus.com
www.soundcloud.com.sonic-vibe
www.vimeo.com/pathway

Yammis:
His band is a fusion of latin funk ska reggae
looking for something in world music
attract fans from all sorts of different styles
looking to record an album in october
looking for a record deal producer etc to get things moving.
myspace.com/frutalokamusic
07907645664
suggestions made for Yammis to contact: poseidon music, jon cotton, sasa music david flowers, also blue whale studios, alan james and bob ramdhanie,

Keisha Thompson: singer songwriter poet,
git a gig next week at the yardbird…open mic night, next wednesday, (happens every other wednesday) featured artist next week. playing guitar plus jazz reggae,
poets singers musicians invited.
if anyone wants to work with keisha she plays guitar, she sings, poetry, spoken word, jazz, reggae…..email: kstarz4@yahoo.co.uk

Steve Hughes: xova plus dj derrick 25th june £5 with special guests dennis seaton of musical youth.

May 2010 Music Network Meeting Minutes

The Music Network Meeting Minutes 27th May 2010

Chaired by Mark Badger

Present:

Mark Badger (Iron Man Records, The Music Network), Robin Valk (RadioTogo.com), Jenny Tate (Violet Sky Music Management, Saturday Rock on Rhubarb Radio), Saurabh Thomas (Student at BCU,) Rich Mitton (Mitton Audio, Audio Engineer, front of House, Vinnie and the curse),  Darren Roberts (University of Birmingham), Bernadette Markantonakis, Olivia Markantonakis (at University in Lincoln and doing drama, also singer & actress), Colin Tippin (Musicalexchanges.com), Rob Heaton (Pathway productions, music production and video production), Andy Watt (Base Studios, rehearsal studios and venue with streaming internet) Spence Cater (Writer photographer, musician, mentor),

Apologies: Dusky edwards, Clare Edwards, Anthony Hughes, Andy Derrick.

Rich Mitten:
One man operation, he’s a front of house and monitor engineer, also does studio production.
He can offer advice and guidance from putting on an event to any element of production.
Rich is working as an engineer for Vinnie and the Curse.
mittonaudio@gmail.com

Rob Heaton:
Looking to get into music and video production. Recently been doing some training on music creation software. Interested in doing some remixing work. Currently doing a documentary for a competition “two weeks to make it” its the first time the competition has been run. the idea is take two weeks to make a music video.
07858 520318 bert@wonderful.plus.com
looking for musicians and others to get in touch.

Darren Roberts

From University Of Birmingham. Writing a project focused on power relations in birmingham, how music works in the west midlands. wants to hear from people about their views in the music industry. There are a series of quesions

“Your experiences of both the commercial world of music and the public world (as in public funding bodies), and the different challenges to be faced or benefits to be gained, the impact on creativity, and the relationship/contrasts that exist between both spheres””Where do you see different forms of unity (stability, hierarchy, power) and division (exclusion, illegitimacy, segregation) within Birmingham’s music industry”

If anyone is interested in contributing: Dxr827@bham.ac.ukThere is also a small piece “musicism in birmingham” to be posted on the blue whale blog.

Robin Valk:

Is talking about local radio and its relationship with local music.
Focus is where radio has been, where it is going and where the new opportunities lie and some of the things you can do with radio. Also looking at audio with pictures. Its not a positive picture for radio but it is positive for creativity.

Robin is involved with Project x presents: a multi media event, with music, dance, performance artists, builds to a climax of mark wreck dj set. next event will be informal possibly in november and wants to make it more music based.

wants to get musicians collaborating and getting ideas together.

Robin is pushing to get people djing

suggestions welcome, expenses will be paid but thats about it. if you want to get involved please get in touch: robin@radiotogo.com

Jenny:

(Violet Sky management launching a band “Hope Order truth”)
duskyedwards@live.co.uk
band looking for support slots, band have new stuff in production, website, facebook, looking for sponsorhsip for the album launch and also collaboration from anyone who can help the launch go sucessfully
looking for any platform to help the band. Looking for people to come in for the show on saturdayrocks@rhubarbradio.com
www.rhubarbradio.com

Olivia:

A singer who is looking to work with bands, producers, studios, anyone who is making pop music and requires a good female singer. oliviamarkantonakis@hotmail.com 07958 225864

Colin:
www.musicalexchanges.com
It is a website resource for musicians, still under construction. Site has networking section, recruitment section, mini traders section for people to sell to each other, also shop section for people to find good deals.

Trying to build an ebay style or facebook style dating.com and an online shopping center

Should be launched very soon. Website has been two years in the making
Colin is inviting people to get involved, register with the website and take part in testing still taking place.

Colin is looking for two more web developers enquiries@musicalexchanges.com

Andy:

Base Studios
Near Stourbridge Railway Station, 200 capacity live venue, basic lighting rig, 5k rig, good sound desk, bar and six rehearsal rooms.
Theres a green screen behind the stage backdrop
Get a Gig: Warren@basestudios1.co.uk if you want a gig
website: myspace.com/basestudios
basestudios1.co.uk

Andy looking for people that would be interested in employing someone who can source and sell merchandise, experience working with label, licensing and running the label, interested in finding out more about online and digital sales.
Andy Watt: andy.watt@ssp.uk.com

Saurabh Thomas

Is aiming at being a composer, wants to get into television and advertising, wants to know how to get into the business
discussion followed, do your research, find people already successful, find out how they operate, try and approach some independent filmakers, perhaps look at screenwestmidlands,
myspace.com/saurabhft

saurabhft@hotmail.com

07914176963

Spence cater:

Moseley in bloom is a few weeks away. the garden area is open to the public. Looking for a jazz trio
anyone who is interested get in touch with spence cater
oakland road, up past the patrick kavanagh
spencecater@hotmail.com

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