Special Bmin Monthly Meeting May 11th

We are delighted to announce a special Bmin Monthly Meeting at Bristol Beacon on Wednesday May 11th 2022 from 12pm till 2pm, 3rd floor Terrace Bar.

The meeting will focus on all aspects of Music Collaboration, with guest speaker Judge Singh of RSVP Bhangra.

Collaboration (noun) working with: where two or more people working together to create or achieve the same thing.

Come along to Bristol Beacon lunchtime on Wednesday 11th from 12pm and make some great connections to progress your music industry career.
Sandwiches and drinks are provided free of charge, including vegan and gluten free.
Our special guest speaker is Judge Singh of local festival stalwarts RSVP Bhangra.
Judge has been heavily involved in a cross-genre collaboration project in the past year with over 18 International artists from the US, UK, Europe, and India to create his debut album ‘NASCENT’.
Highlights from the album include songs from the wonderful Sheema Mukerjee (Transglobal Underground), SHIN (of DCS), Shruti Jain (Mumbai) and Jazz Delorean from Tankus The Henge. It also includes remixes from the amazing Dr Meaker, DJ Swami, and DJ Drez.
Over the past few months they have begun releasing singles and remixes from the Album.
The full NASCENT album will be released in June.
Judge will be sharing his experiences and learning from participating in such a diverse project – all online – and discussing the process of self-release and promotion.
Collaboration has been sited as a key element helping modern artists to grow their fan base and develop their style. Factors need to be considered such as copyright, but collaboration projects can be extremely rewarding for all parties.
So come along to Bristol Beacon, the home of Bristol Music, gain some insights and share your own experiences.
What you hear from others will soon help you pick who to network with in the room, so get the date in your diary, inspire and be inspired.


Bmin Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 2nd March, 12-2pm

Come along to Bristol Beacon next Wednesday lunchtime and make some great connections to progress your music industry career.
Sandwiches and drinks are provided free of charge, including vegan and gluten free. Please message info@bmin.co.uk that you are attending so we can make sure we have catered for enough people (and list any dietary needs too of course).
Our special guest speaker is Carly Heath, Bristol Night Time Economy Advisor. Carly will be discussing her role and sharing some of the plans the Mayor and City Council have in place. It will also be a chance for you to ask questions and highlight any issues you feel need to be addressed.
You will also get to hear about a great cross-genre collaboration project from Judge Singh of RSVP Bhangra.
Judge will also be telling you about our plans to cover the topic in detail later in the year. Collaboration has been sited as a key element helping modern artists to grow their fan base and develop their style.
So come along to Bristol Beacon, the home of Bristol Music, hear about what is planned for your city and tell us all about yourself and what you want to achieve.
What you hear from others will soon help you pick who to network with in the room, so get the date in your diary to inspire and be inspired.

Link to the Event Listing

BminLive Zoom meetings set to grow the network!

There is much to learn about hosting online meetings and boy did we learn a lot last Wednesday holding our first Bmin Zoom meeting! We see the online sessions as a great way to grow the network and attract a greater number of amazing speakers for you.
Thanks to everyone that attended and contributed, with a special thanks to our guest speaker Fay Morgan Hine.
Fay gave us a sneak preview of a fab new App for creatives to connect directly with their fan base without the need for complex and expensive websites. She will be attending the next Bristol Beacon meeting on Wed 3rd November to tell us all about it so come along.
Bmin are in discussion with Fay, wife of the legendary producer and performer Rupert Hine, to offer this new App to our members. We hope to share more about this with you in November.
As you can see opposite we had some fun too during the session. Our next Zoom meeting will be on 1st December at 6.30pm so look out for the agenda, spread the word and see you all there.

A great offer from a new BMIN member……..

Emily Magpie Mastering is offering an introductory rate of £25 per master for people within the BMin community with the discount code DBS25 til 1st Nov 2021.
Based in Bristol, she recently launched her mastering services. She has worked as a producer + musician for 7 years and her work has been championed by BBC 6’s Tom Robinson, The Line of Best Fit, Mahogany and amassed over 90,000 plays on Spotify. She formalised this experience by studying at dBs The Sound & Music Institute where she was tutored by Josh Hills (mastering engineer for Sony, EMI).
Emily is passionate about giving each track the individual attention + approach it needs to achieve that ‘magic’. She takes a creative + technical approach to give your music the finish that makes it shine.
She is proud to be part of the growing 2% of womxn working as music producers and cares deeply about supporting others in their journey.
To get in touch about your project you can reach Emily on emilymakesmusic6@gmail.com
Visit www.emilymagpiemastering.co.uk for more information + examples of her work.

Do you play or are learning classical guitar? Interested in joining a local group?

Bmin has recently been introduced to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society by Ciaran Elster, one of the members.
Ciaran has recently joined Bmin and can be found on the Facebook Group. We hope to meet up with some of the BCGS members when our monthly meetings return (soon we hope).
Bristol Classical Guitar Society’s mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:45 pm (or 7.30 for pre-arranged group practise) at the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. Membership costs £30 a year, those interested can attend one meeting without joining the Society so that they can then decide whether or not they would like to join. Members have the opportunity to perform solo and ensemble pieces in two annual Members’ Concerts which are open to the public and free of charge.

Bristol City Council Covid 19 Update – August 2020 Week 2

Dear All,

This week’s Items of Interest:


  1. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme, by which you get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the scheme, is open for the rest of August. This article lists a number of local independent businesses that have signed up (as at 31 July), and you can find up-to-date information on participating establishments here.


  1. As the effects of the pandemic became apparent, we launched the OutSet Micro-Business COVID-19 Support programme, designed to respond to the needs of Bristol’s small business community. Businesses with less than 10 employees are able to benefit from immediate help and support from expert advisors. The programme runs until Wednesday 19 August, so to ensure you don’t miss out, email bristolcovidresponse@outset.org or call: 0800 917 9324.


  1. As Bristol begins to re-open and accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars start to welcome visitors once again, Visit Bristol has created a guide with some FAQs about what you might need to know before you go, along with the latest official coronavirus UK guidance; access it here.


  1. A new service for residents and businesses based in South Bristol has officially launched. The South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES) is available both for existing businesses that are looking to grow and also residents who are looking to start a business. The service offers a  range of provision including mentoring for young people in enterprise and support for digital manufacturing, bursaries, grants, pre-start up training packages, access to workshops and business coaching.


  1. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in support for and awareness of small businesses in the UK, according to new research; more here.


  1. The West of England Recovery Taskforce has backed plans for integrated support for businesses and employees at risk of redundancy due to Covid-19. The support is coordinated through the new Redundancy Response Group that is led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and brings together government departments, employers, unions, local councils and education and training providers; more here.


  1. The UK Government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget. The call for evidence on the multiplier and reliefs sections closes on Friday 18 September; and for all other sections on Saturday 31 October; more here.


  1. SETSquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary scheme is aimed at BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) founders with an existing tech business and first-time entrepreneurs from a BAME background; find our more here.


  1. Read more about recent and future road changes and parking bay suspensions across Bristol here.


  1. The UK’s first scheduled bus booking system is being trialled in Bristol by First Bus; more here.


  1. A record-breaking number of new business formations in June offset a major drop in registrations during lockdown and suggests the beginning of an entrepreneurial recovery. These are some of the findings from analysis of Companies House data by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE); more here.


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Calling all songwriters!

Calling all songwriters… You’ll be excited to learn that the next edition of @SongwritingMagazine is going to be their first ever print issue – packed with all the inspiration and expertise you could ask for. They’ll soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter. To find out more and receive exclusive earlybird offers, head over to https://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/print-magazine-kickstarter