Are you a Jazz artist or band looking for promotion? Apply by midday 7th July 2017 and you could be well on your way…..

Bmin are pleased to spread the word about an exciting new Jazz Promoters Fellowship that is running in partnership with the amazing Help Musicians UK (developed to create a gender balanced approach to promoting jazz artists and bands) by sharing the following announcement.

New Jazz Promoters Fellowship In Partnership with HMUK: A gender balanced approach to promoting jazz artists and bands – Application deadline is midday 7th July 2017…/jazz-promoters-fellowship

This fully-funded HMUK fellowship has been developed to create a gender balanced approach to promoting jazz artists and bands, leading to a more diverse and inclusive jazz scene in the UK.

Application deadline is midday 7th July 2017
Interviews are 20th July 2017

The scheme runs from July 2017 to July 2018. Hosted by leading UK venues on key dates across the jazz calendar, this fellowship’s seven seminar days will develop new promoters in methods of best practice across a wide range of topics. This will include programming and creative diversity, marketing, audience development, strategic planning, team leadership and delegation, risk assessment, insurance, contracts and service agreements, writing funding applications, budget management and project evaluation.

Each participant is given the opportunity to devise and deliver a self-initiated yearlong project focused on ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach to programming in venues and festivals.Each candidate will be supported by a grant of £1,200.

The yearlong Jazz Promoters Fellowship is designed to help the next generation of male and female promoters establish themselves both regionally and nationally, offering a unique route of professional development with a core ethos to consciously redress the jazz scene’s current gender imbalance through continual exploration into why it exists and how we can best work together to redress.

Check out our first Bmin showcase, Sunday 4th June 2017

Bmin are delighted to announce #TheStrawberrySessions. Our first ever joint event with Audio Bay Management (Bmin member Jon Basker). This live gig at 2pm on Sunday 4th June features the talented Fraser Anderson. Tickets £12. We hope to make these sessions a regular thing as a showcase for Bmin performers. Support local live music and enjoy a fabulous Sunday afternoon’s entertainment. Please share this post to spread the word.
Tickets also available from Ents24

Check out the new single from Bhangra band RSVP with video featuring Bristol Ballet dancers


You may recall we have a regular new feature at Bmin meetings sharing examples of networking successes (with a prize draw and promotion on the Bmin website). In a great example from Bmin member Rana Dildar Singh, here is the new single from his local act RSVP Bhangra called ‘I Must”. The collaboration is a Bhangra-ballet video, working with Bristol Ballet dancers. This has been produced with international markets in mind – UK, Europe, East India, Pakistan, Canada, USA & Australia and Rana is abroad right now promoting the band and single. We wish him and the band every success

RSVP Bhangra-ballet with Bristol Ballet dancers

For more info on RSVP visit their website, where you can download their back catalogue:

RSVP Bhangra Media Page

Bmin Meeting January 4th 2017

Happy New Year to you all! Hope you can make the first meeting of the new year. Please come armed with your music-related New Year’s Resolutions. We’d love to hear what you have set in your minds for the months ahead. Maybe others in the group can help you achieve them.

Guest Speaker is our good friend and regular to Bmin meetings Claire Rose from PRS. Claire will be covering the PRS plans for 2016.

Terrace Bar, Colston Hall, 12.00pm till 14.00pm. Wednesday 4th January. Members free entry. Guests £2.00. Includes refreshments and sandwiches so come early 🙂