Monthly Meetings at Bristol Beacon & on ZOOM


We are delighted to announce that regular meetings returned to Bristol Beacon (BB) on Wed 1st September 2021 and what an inspiring session it was. Some safety measures have remained in place as it is a public space but nothing we couldn’t handle without enjoying the chance to network again. Contact us on and we will add you to our secure mail list for future sessions.

Physical meetings are normally held every second month in the Terrace Bar, 3rd Floor, Bristol Beacon in Colston Street.

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

THE NEXT BMIN BRISTOL BEACON DAYTIME MEETING: Wednesday 5th January 2022, 12pm till 2pm

Special Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

Merchandise Table: Don’t forget to bring along your CD’s, T-Shirts etc for sale on our new merchandise table (no charge for members).

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

For those that cannot make the face to face meetings we have begun regular Zoom sessions, which last around 1 hour with breakout rooms afterwards. Set for early evenings at present, we may change that if demand calls for it. Check then out.

THE NEXT BMIN ZOOM MEETING: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 6.30pm (links will be posted here shortly)

Networking Times:

12.00pm till 12.30pm for the BB meetings, continuing after the main session enabling plenty of open discussion.

7.30pm onwards for the Zoom meetings – via breakout chat rooms on various topics.

N.B. Evening meetings are held occasionally. Look out for announcements of special events such as Music Industry-Specific Panel sessions, Seminars, etc.


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 Monthly Meetings. With Bmin now in its 10th 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. The new Zoom sessions could see that grow significantly.

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:

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.


Evening Meetings

We are often asked to consider evening meetings as many members are unable to attend our lunchtime sessions due to work commitments. As a result we began holding additional evening meetings 2 or 3 times each year. Several meetings have been held so far, with plenty of new faces able to attend.

If you would like to be notified about this and future evening meetings please email