Network Meetings at Bristol Beacon

Planned Meetings for 2024

April, June, September, November

Focus subjects for each meeting will be announced in advance and can include anything from Collaboration to Music Recording or Music as a Business, with live speakers or panels where relevant.

Contact us on info@bmin.co.uk and we will add you to our secure mail list for future sessions.

Physical meetings are normally held in the Terrace Bar, 3rd Floor, Bristol Beacon in Colston Street, but can be in alternative rooms.

12.00pm until 14.00pm, usually the first Wednesday of the month (formal bit with guest speaker from 12.30pm).

THE NEXT BMIN DAYTIME MEETING: Early April 2024 TBC, 12pm till 2pm

Topic: To be confirmed

NB. On some occasions it will be possible to enable Zoom users to be part of the live meetings (certain rooms only). We will notify you when this facility is available.

Merchandise Table: Don’t forget to bring along your CD’s, T-Shirts etc for sale on our merch table.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes are supplied to all those who attend the Bristol Beacon meetings.

N.B. Bmin supports monthly meetings of the Bristol NightWatch on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except August and December. Meetings are held at Java, 9 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NF. Look out for announcements about these meetings and other special events such as Music Industry-Specific Panel sessions, Seminars, etc.

Main Venue:

Bristol Beacon Terrace Bar, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

Bristol Beacon Main Entrance

The hub and catalyst for almost all activities generated by The Bristol Music Industry Network are the regular meetings. With Bmin now in its 11th year, the membership has grown considerably, with well over 3,000 members on the Facebook Group, over 500 on the mail list and 40 to 50 members regularly attending the networking and discussion meetings at Bristol Beacon.

 

Bmin is fully supported by the Bristol Music Trust, an independent organisation and registered charity created to develop the Beacon’s artistic programme and promote music and music making in Bristol.

In addition to making their Terrace Bar available to us all, they also provide tea/coffee and refreshments at no charge. A representative from BMT attends every meeting and distributes the Agendas and Minutes.

We look forward to you joining us as often as you can make it.

What does a typical meeting consist of?

With networking the dominant activity, we ensure plenty of time both before and after the formal stuff to enable members new and old to make new connections and discuss ideas. From 12.30pm to 13.30pm we work to an agenda, which begins with a chance for each person present to briefly describe what the do and why they attend. Then we move on to a brief update on Bmin news and activities, followed by our Guest Speaker. Topics vary from funding to touring, artist management to social media promotion, recording to new legislation. The Chair is always interested in new ideas for future guest speakers. Send your suggestions to: info@bmin.co.uk

A vital component of the meetings is the chance for members to discuss subjects close to their hearts. We recently held a discussion “What constitutes a sympathetic venue” and will address the balance soon with ” What do venues look for in the artists they book”. Again, proposals for new topics for discussion are always encouraged.