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

#songwritingmagazine

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.