How do you like them Apples?

How do you like them Apples? This is an expression that supposedly originated during the First World War; when the Allies’ anti-tank grenade was colloquially called a “toffee apple” because of its bulb-like appearance on a stick. The phrase was a taunt against the enemy. These days its usage is more likely to ask questions […]

Thank you Chantel

I Know, I know, no posts for eons and then three come along in the space of a few weeks. I can hear you all making comments relating to waiting for various forms of public transport. Anyway this ones important as it’s thank you. As those of you who deal with TMC on regular basis […]


Dear All, I hope my mail finds you all healthy and safe in these strange times. I’m sure you are all aware by now that with the announcement of Electric Picnic’s cancellation in Ireland and the Leeds Festival in England, all the large outdoor events that we normally cover in any given summer have now […]

COVID-19 Update

As we continue to face extraordinary and uncertain circumstances within the Events & Entertainment industry due to the ongoing global Coronavirus crisis, The Music Consortium would like to reassure you that we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff throughout the UK and Ireland. As a result, we have closed […]

Chantel Reflects on 2018

2018 has been another eventful year, what with moving offices, taking on new clients, bigger events, and changes to our office team. We moved to Castleton Mill in Leeds at the start of April, a grade II listed building that was formerly a textiles mill, right on the side of the canal. It is a […]

The Music Consortium’s Review of the Year 2017

Before we start here’s wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year. So what did 2017 bring to The Music Consortium’s table? Lots of change that’s what. We launched a shiny new web site, we took on more staff, Hull UK City of Culture, lots of new clients, lots of growth, lots of Horses, […]

A Spring Roundup

May has been a hectic month so far for The Music Consortium as we keep filling our already packed 2017 schedule with more jobs and more clients we can only imagine how much we will grow this year. Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Slam Dunk are mere days away and we are all set to […]

Record Store Day

I was recently asked ‘Spike, what do you think of ‘Record Store Day’?’. I’m sure they didn’t expect my overly honest verbal berating, but they did say ‘You should write a short blog on that’.  In my opinion ‘Record Store Day’ has been ruined by the major’s. The initial idea was to get more people […]

Anyone Got A Number For A Local Proctologist?

Do you know something, after decades of going to see the great and the good at numerous venues all around the world, I don’t know if I can handle going to gigs anymore? “Really?” I hear you say. Is this the same Spike that flew to The Netherlands to see Franz Ferdinand playing at Vera […]

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Following on from our other news items earlier this month The Music Consortium are proud to announce that we’re going to be working with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 over the next year. Our new Hull office is in the process of being decorated and will be open in the next week or so, […]