Interview with QJB, organiser of this week’s Art For Our Sake Symposium on the motivation behind it all.

You may have heard about the events taking place this week on the subject of mental health and well being through music and art. Well click on this link to find out what Quentin John Burton, the organiser, had to say about the motivation behind it at today’s Bmin meeting at Colston Hall.

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QJB Interview by Roger Noble


Special Announcement: BMIN Evening Meeting & Showcase

Yes, here’s your opportunity to attend another great evening meeting with the added bonus of a chance to catch two new BMIN members – Ryan Webb and Donal de Blacam, performing on our Showcase directly after the meeting.

Where: Zed Alley, Host Street, Bristol, BS1 5BU

When: 6.00pm till 10.00pm, Thursday 30th May 2019

Cost: £2.00 to non-members, FREE to members.

BMIN Meeting & Showcase Event

PRS for Music: Our speaker for April 3rd at Colston Hall

Be sure to catch Claire Rose of PRS for Music at next month’s Bmin meeting, 12 till 2pm Colston Hall, Bristol.

Claire is the Outreach Manager for PRS for Music in the West of England. In her role, she works with music creators and music industry organisations and representatives to advise on PRS for Music, how to get the most from membership and where the organisation fits into the wider music landscape. She also organises events across her region addressing topics such as the DIY approach to music and issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.

As a membership society, PRS for Music represents more than 130,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and beyond, championing their rights and ensuring that they are paid whenever their music is performed or played in public.

The topics she will cover are:

  • Who are PRS for Music?
  • What do we do?
  • Who are PPL?
  • Copyright
  • Royalty income streams
  • PRS Foundation

Need free legal advice or assistance on music-related matters?

BRISTOL MUSICIANS ADVICE SERVICE (BMAS) is a free legal advice/legal assistance service operated by the University of the West of England.

Comprising of students, supervised by a law staff member with many years of experience in music industry affairs, the service can give assistance on matters involving contracts and intellectual property.

  • Are you worried about your copyrights?
  • Did you sign a contract without understanding the terms?

Make an appointment to talk to us for a free consultation. Through our University connections, we can also introduce you to our colleagues who can assist on accounting and taxation questions.

Contact us by email on

Note: We cannot represent you in court disputes.

Bmin Monthly Meeting: November 2018 with Ether Tickets Founder Charlie Townsend

Check out this months Guest Speaker subject from Charlie……..
Technology appears to have a pattern… Around every ten years, we see the next technological advances take hold and go mainstream.  Calculators, PC’s, the Internet, mobile phones, smartphones/tablets are such examples of these leaps.  As both music and technology enthusiasts, we at Ether Tickets believe that we’re at the beginning of a new cycle.  Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Crypto-currency/Tokens have had billions invested and continuing to grow.  It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN these technologies become mainstream… What will the impact of these technologies be on music events? More importantly, what’s happening right now?  We’ll give you our thoughts…
See you on Wednesday 7th November from 12.00pm till 14.00pm.
Colston Hall, 3rd Floor Terrace Bar. Free refreshments and sandwiches.