Business Collaboration Networks

Business Collaboration Networks (BCN) group regional music businesses who work in similar stages of the supply chain, partnering them with leading companies working at the highest levels of the industry.

This support is for established music businesses across the North East in sectors where new opportunities have arisen or where companies are not currently able to expand without specialist advice. Each BCN comprises two full day events to cover the subject area in detail.

 Places on the seminars are limited to representatives from eight companies to ensure all attendees have the chance to get individual responses to their questions to relate to specific business queries.

The second series of seminars will focus on Digital Music Marketing and will begin in Newcastle on 18th May and on Teesside on 14th June. These will be run by the hugely respected Music Ally consultancy, whose clients include EMI and Universal.

Both sets of seminars form part of Generator’s Building the Business of Music programme, part of a £1.64m business support initiative for the music industry which will help 240 small and medium sized enterprises and create up to 100 new jobs.

The project is being part-financed by £822,347 from the European Regional Development Fund 2007-13, secured through regional development agency One North East. This has been matched by a range of funders including the Arts Council, Big Lottery, the Working Neighbourhood Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation and Generation 2012.

Future networks could focus on:

  • Synchronisation
  • Digital music marketing
  • Live music promotion
  • Record labels - DIY
  • Artist management
  • Finance, funding and investment


To register interest in future collaboration networks contact