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 Marcus.Keppel-Palmer@uwe.ac.uk

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 FOR MUSIC EVENTS OF THE FUTURE
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.

An introduction to our latest Bmin Gold Member, Donal de Blacam

This month’s Bmin meeting saw the arrival in Bristol of singer/songwriter and guitarist Donal De Blacam. Donal is promoting his album Hypnagogia and we are delighted he has signed up to our Gold Membership. No doubt he will enjoy his new home town and the chance to get out there and perform.

 

For more info on Donal and his music check out his website:

Donal De Blacam Website

June 2018 Bmin meeting announcement

This month BMIN are pleased to welcome guest speaker Brett Leboff of Diplomats of Sound.

Brett has a 20 years+ career in the music industry as a pro drummer, producer, manager, mentor, coach and strategist. He is about to publish a book entitled Staying Sane coming out on 30th May 2018. Be sure to come along for some pearls of wisdom and an insight into his new book.