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Mark from Iron Man Records on Funding Creativity, Birmingham and A Thousand Envelopes

Mark Sampson from Iron Man Records and Birmingham Music Network talks to Andy Ward and Pete Rhead at Musoplex about Funding Creativity, Birmingham and A Thousand Envelopes.

Mark is based in Birmingham, England and runs an independent record label called Iron Man Records. He set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000, and organised gigs in Birmingham as Badger Promotions between 1992 and 2002. Mark spends much of his time helping musicians, and music based organisations, to deploy a more effective online strategy, and sometimes he gets asked to speak about social media and its use in promoting new music. Mark is a musician and currently plays in a band called Last Under The Sun, and another one called Police Bastard. Mark offers Tour Management and Driving for touring bands and has spent many hours driving musicians all over Europe. He has also done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Industry Skills degree course. Mark enjoys a good game of mental chess with local funding organisations who try and pocket most of the money intended for struggling local musicians and creatives and spends his time complaining about everything else. If something happens and you need help, you know where to find him.

Mark has worked with Seasick Steve, Anthrax, Mika, Killing Joke, House of Pain, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, Congo Natty, Gorillaz, Brand New Heavies, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Okkervil River, The Wild Mercury Sound, Sierra Maestra, Jay Reatard, The Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Endbutt Lane, The Rakes, Crystal Castles, The Magistrates, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Police Bastard, Dufus, Arrows, Taio Cruz, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny Foreigner, Xova, Johnny 2 Bad, The Moons, The Lines, Phantom Limb, and many others…..

If you have an opinion you want to share please email Andy Ward at Musoplex (mail@musoplex.com), He would be interested to film your thoughts and ideas too.

Mark from Iron Man Records on Birmingham, Music, The Internet, Do it yourself & Doing It properly.

Mark Sampson from Iron Man Records and Birmingham Music Network talks to Andy Ward and Pete Rhead at Musoplex about Music, Birmingham, the digital age, doing it yourself and doing it properly.

Mark is based in Birmingham, England and runs an independent record label called Iron Man Records. He set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000, and organised gigs in Birmingham as Badger Promotions between 1992 and 2002. Mark spends much of his time helping musicians, and music based organisations, to deploy a more effective online strategy, and sometimes he gets asked to speak about social media and its use in promoting new music. Mark is a musician and currently plays in a band called Last Under The Sun, and another one called Police Bastard. Mark offers Tour Management and Driving for touring bands and has spent many hours driving musicians all over Europe. He has also done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Industry Skills degree course. Mark enjoya a good game of mental chess with local funding organisations who try and pocket most of the money intended for struggling local musicians and creatives and spends his time complaining about everything else. If something happens and you need help, you know where to find him.

Mark has worked with Seasick Steve, Anthrax, Mika, Killing Joke, House of Pain, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, Congo Natty, Gorillaz, Brand New Heavies, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Okkervil River, The Wild Mercury Sound, Sierra Maestra, Jay Reatard, The Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Endbutt Lane, The Rakes, Crystal Castles, The Magistrates, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Police Bastard, Dufus, Arrows, Taio Cruz, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny Foreigner, Xova, Johnny 2 Bad, The Moons, The Lines, Phantom Limb, and many others…..

If you have an opinion you want to share please email Andy Ward at Musoplex (mail@musoplex.com), He would be interested to film your thoughts and ideas too.

Mark from Iron Man Records interviewed by Katy Jay at Musoplex March 2010

Mark from Iron Man Records interviewed by Katy Jay, unsigned music champion from 101.8WCRfm in Wolverhampton.

Musoplex describes Mark Badger as “…..Head of one of Birmingham’s most loved and influential independent record labels…..Iron Man Records have released music from grindcore to punk and anti-folk over the last 15 years. Hear Mark’s views on bands, recording, touring and being the head of a label. The interview features footage of …..punk band Police Bastard, Anti-folk New Yorkers Dufus and Last Under the Sun.”

Mark talks about Police Bastard and Trogg, Tape Trading and life before filesharing and the Internet, touring with a band on a budget you can stick under a glass, the idea of giving bands a small amount of help at a critical time, Robert Lloyd and The Nightingales, how the label got involved with Seth and Dufus and he talks about his own band called Last Under The Sun.

Here’s a direct link: http://blip.tv/file/3407655

Review of forthcoming NIGHTINGALES album

(Skug magazine by Heinrich Deisl)):

The Nightingales, follow-up project of Birminghams first legendary punkband the Prefects around Robert Lloyd, that supported acts like Nico or Bo Diddley, are back with a nonchalant noisy album. While we’re in history: Lloyd, in his various incarnations, has been a regular guest at John Peels, only outplayed by the Fall. Lloyd, Alan apperley, Daren Garrett and young Matt Wood drone themselves through 12 rocknumbers, containing Avantgarde, Punk and borrowings to gro├če kosmische musik – (annotation: i like that one) there are two guest appearances by Faust bass player Andreas Schmid (he he) – held together by Lloyds grumbly(?) singing, that sometimes sounds like Iggy Pop. Rock&Roll and Surf also consistently look around the corner: not for nothing the ‘gales dedicate “insult to injury” to Bo Diddley and Link Wray. This record scores with bulkiness, lots of bittersweet (there’s no way to translate Hinterfotzigkeiten… backc..tness? something like sneakyness) and pop-down to earth melancholy. A tour is coming up in spring 2009. Don’t miss it.

Posted via email from Iron Man Records

Nightingales – USA / Gemany / Netherlands Tour Dates 2008

The Nightingales from Birmingham are on Tour again.

Thursday 6 March NEW YORK, USA
Club Midway

25 Avenue B (Between 2nd & 3rd), Manhatten, New York NY 10009
$10, $8 advance
8.00pm
THE NIGHTINGALES + CHRISTY & EMILY + HOTPANTS ROMANCE + TATTERS AND RAGS
www.clubmidway.com
Friday 7 March NEW YORK, USA
Death By Audio

49 South 2nd Street (between Wythe & Kent), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York NY 11211
$TBC
8.00pm
A Todd P promotion
THE NIGHTINGALES + HOTPANTS ROMANCE + THE CUNTS
Death By Audio is a great ALL AGES space in a residential neighbourhood. Please respect the neighbourhood and space by not congregating anywhere on the block in front of the show and by not drinking alcohol outside of the doors. If you are under 21 please do not bring alcohol to the club, or at the very least please remember that underage drinking is illegal and should be kept on the D/L for the sake of the future of the space. Trains: L to Bedford, JM to Marcy, G to Metropolitan
www.toddpnyc.com
www.myspace.com/deathbyaudioshows

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