Monthly Meetings at Colston Hall

Terrace Bar, 3rd Floor

12.00pm until 14.00pm, normally the first Wednesday of the month (formal bit from 12.30pm).

NEXT COLSTON HALL DAYTIME MEETING: Wednesday 8th November, 12.00pm till 14.00pm.


NB. Bmin hold regular social evenings at The Beer Emporium, 15 Kings Street, Bristol from 6.00pm till 8.30pm (ish). Dates will be posted here regularly.

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!, which was held at the Colston Hall on 9th February, 2016 and Digital Done Right!, which took place on Sunday 23rd October 2016. The next session is planned for March and will be of interest to all you songwriters, composers and authors.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes are supplied monthly to all those who attend the meetings. Here is a recent example of the minutes in PDF…………..

Bmin Minutes 07.12.16

Networking Times:

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

Colston Hall Main Entrance

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:

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.


Evening Meetings

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. Two meetings have been held so far, with plenty of new faces able to attend. The next meeting will be sometime in Spring 2016

If you would like to be notified about this and future evening meetings please email

3 thoughts on “Monthly Meetings at Colston Hall

  • March 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Requests to hold evening meetings.

    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 have decided to hold additional evening meetings 2 or 3 times each year. The first of these meetings is planned for May/June 2015. We will announce the date as soon as we have secured the use of the Colston Hall Terrace Bar.

    If you would like to be notified about this and future evening meetings please email

  • March 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I am responding to the meeting post as a test but also to say how much I have enjoyed the recent meetings and the feedback we have received.

  • March 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Meeting Date: Wednesday 4th March, 2015.
    Thanks to our hosts, the Bristol Music Trust and to all who attended and contributed to today’s meeting…..and to the new faces in particular. We were pleased to see how quickly you began to make connections – just what Bmin exists for. A special thanks to Chris Knight, our guest speaker from UK Trade & Industry, for positioning the ways in which professional musicians can be assisted with plans to export their music, whether Sole Traders, Limited Companies or linked with Record Labels or Management Companies. Please get in touch with me ( if you want further information. The next meeting will be Wednesday 1st April, back on the top floor, Colston Hall foyer. See you there.


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