Terrace Bar, 3rd Floor
12.00pm until 14.00pm, usually the first Wednesday of the month (formal bit with guest speaker from 12.30pm).
THE NEXT COLSTON HALL DAYTIME MEETING: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Our guest speaker will be Ruth Ballantyne, Regional Officer for the Musicians Union.
After getting a chance to tell the members about yourself and pick who to network with in the room, our guest speaker will be Ruth Ballantyne, Regional Officer for the Musicians Union.
Get first hand knowledge of the general benefits of joining the MU and examples of their excellent support for todays mostly self-employed working musicians.
Come armed with questions but don’t expect too many answers about a post-Brexit world just yet….we’ll save that for next winter 🙂
About Ruth: Ruth was a freelance musicians for over 20 years before joining the MU as the Regional Officer for Wales and South West England. With a background in orchestral playing, freelance gigs and specialist teaching Ruth has also been proactive in creating opportunities for musical development, having set up and run a regional musical charity and community ensemble. Ruth is a long standing member of the MU playing an active role in branch, regional and section committees as well as representing the region on the Executive Committee.
NB. Bmin occasionally hold social evenings at The Beer Emporium, 15 Kings Street, Bristol from 6.00pm till 8.30pm (ish). Dates will be posted here when confirmed.
Merchandise Table: Don’t forget to bring along your CD’s, T-Shirts etc for sale on our new merchandise table (no charge for members).
New Membership Card Levels: Bmin has introduced 2 additional membership card levels. Be sure to check them out and upgrade to the one that suits you best.
NB. Also see our News & Events page for details of future events on the same vein as MUSIC: This time we mean business!, and Digital Done Right!. Look out for a session focused on Singers in Autumn 2018.
Agendas and Meeting Minutes are supplied monthly to all those who attend the meetings.
12.00pm till 12.30pm, continuing after the main session enabling plenty of open discussion
N.B. Evening meetings are held occasionally. Look out for announcements of special events such as Music Industry-Specific Panel sessions, Seminars, etc.
Colston Hall Terrace Bar, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
The hub and catalyst for almost all activities generated by The Bristol Music Industry Network are the Monthly Meetings. With Bmin now in its third year, the membership has grown considerably, with well over 1,000 members on the Facebook Group and 40 to 50 members regularly attending the networking and discussion meetings at The Colston Hall.
Bmin is fully supported by the Bristol Music Trust, an independent organisation and registered charity created to develop the Colston Hall’s artistic programme and promote music and music making in Bristol.
In addition to making their Terrace Bar available to us all, they also provide tea/coffee and refreshments at no charge. A representative from BMT attends every meeting and distributes the Agendas and Minutes.
We look forward to you joining us as often as you can make it.
What does a typical meeting consist of?
With networking the dominant activity, we ensure plenty of time both before and after the formal stuff to enable members new and old to make new connections and discuss ideas. From 12.30pm to 13.30pm we work to an agenda, which begins with a chance for each person present to briefly describe what the do and why they attend. Then we move on to a brief update on Bmin news and activities, followed by our Guest Speaker. Topics vary from funding to touring, artist management to social media promotion, recording to new legislation. The Chair is always interested in new ideas for future guest speakers. Send your suggestions to: email@example.com
A vital component of the meetings is the chance for members to discuss subjects close to their hearts. We recently held a discussion “What constitutes a sympathetic venue” and will address the balance soon with ” What do venues look for in the artists they book”. Again, proposals for new topics for discussion are always encouraged.
We are often asked to consider evening meetings as many members are unable to attend our lunchtime sessions due to work commitments. As a result we began holding additional evening meetings 2 or 3 times each year. Several meetings have been held so far, with plenty of new faces able to attend.
If you would like to be notified about this and future evening meetings please email firstname.lastname@example.org