British Black Music Month (BBMM) focuses on music industry events in July in Westminster, central London
British Black Music Month (BBMM) continues this month with a number of music industry-focused programmes organised by BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) and partners in Westminster, central London.
The ‘How The Recording Industry Will Cope & Prosper’ seminar takes place at the office of industry body BPI (British Phonographic Industry) on Monday July 7, 6.30pm. The free seminar aims to highlight strategies label owners and would-be label owners need to survive in these ever-changing times. The panel includes Ian Moss (BPI), Michael Fuller (AIM: Association Of Independent Music); Neil ‘Mad Professor’ Fraser (Ariwa Sounds), and Kwaku (BBM/BMC; chair).
‘Music Biz Empowerment Half-Day Courses’ take place at the offices of Voluntary Action Westminster (VAW) on Thursday July 17 and 24. These accessible, affordable, short courses are led by seasoned music industry tutor Kwaku. Elements culled from BTWSC’s ONC level 2 accredited Music Industry Overview course cover Copyright & Contracts, Music Publishing, Record Label Management, and Music Marketing. They cost £20 each; £25 each from July 11. Making Sense Of Music Licensing masterclass with veteran music publisher Ivan Chandler is set for September 24 afternoon.
A ‘City Showcase Session’ offering a free songwriting clinic, which consists of live performances and critiques by an experienced songwriter, takes place Tuesday July 22, 7pm at the Apple Store on Regents Street. Panellists to be announced. Even if you’re not performing, do come down and hear some fantastic advice and take up an opportunity to network.
Royalty collection organisation PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd) offers ‘An Introduction to PPL’ at its office on Thursday July 22, 6.30pm. The free event will explain what PPL does, royalty streams, how members are paid, how to join, and to maximize revenues.
For more details or to book: www.BBM.eventbrite.com