About Us

“How do you build your career in the music industry and improve your chances of success?”

Big changes continue to take place in the music industry not least of all because of lockdowns. However, as a creative there has probably never been a better time to make quality new music and promote it on your OWN terms.

But nobody produces a piece of music, records it or puts on a gig without the help and support of others. And few creatives have the time, skills or experience to produce their work or market it as effectively as they would like.

So how do you build your career and improve your chances of success?

Unless you are one of the lucky few the best answer is to build a genuinely supportive team around you – in other words, to network.

Meetings after Lockdown

We are delighted to announce that regular meetings returned to Bristol Beacon on Wednesday 1st September 2021. Some safety measures were in place but didn’t interfere with the enjoyment and exchanges of info about what everyone has been up to during lockdowns and their plans for the future. Contact us on info@bmin.co.uk and we will add you to our secure mail list for future meetings – the next of which will be a Zoom Virtual Meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 1st December. Check our Monthly Meetings page for details and links.

Don’t forget to interact with us via the Facebook Page and Group too.

We have now set up permanent online meetings on alternate months as part of our growth strategy. The first was on Wed 6th October and was enjoyed by all. More people can attend and we know it will encourage attendance at the Bristol Beacon sessions too. See you all on screen on December 1st!

Our Mission

To build an enthusiastic and supportive network that will inspire its members to reach their full potential, both creatively and commercially.

To set up an industry-focused knowledge base and gather together a host of great services and expert people and organisations for the benefit of all members.

To act as a voice for the Bristol music industry, with the ability to make things happen, locally and nationally.

How we measure our success

  • Assistance to new members
  • Collaboration between members
  • Input of new ideas to improve opportunities
  • Secured funding or partnerships to benefit member activities
  • A growing network of members and monthly meeting attendance
  • Active engagement with music industry professionals outside Bristol
  • Effective lobbying for change where needed.

For more information contact info@bmin.co.uk

BMIN Artists Spotify Playlist

Bristol has a wealth of talent that has been forced to dig in deep to survive during the pandemic and lockdown but has also been using that time to create great new material.

Check out just a small sample of the diversity of style and genres on the link above (16 tracks, 1hr 6mins):

Message info@bmin.co.uk if you are members and would like your latest track added to the playlist.

Loads of benefits!

Great discounts on offer to Bmin Members at local retail stores and music-related services! Check out our Retail & Hire Services page in the Membership Resources section.