Looking To Kickstart Your Career In The Events Industry?
Second semester has begun and if you are anything like I was during my studies, you’ve already started thinking about the summer. For some this may mean a trip home to see the family. For others, it’s a holiday with their mates that they’ve been dreaming about since last summer ended. However, for those in […]
TMC Production Round-Up 2022: Part 2
Indie 2022 So before we pick up where we left off let’s set the tone by wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2023. In Part 1 Haydn and I drove off into the sunset from the Folly to Dublin and back to Yorkshire. I returned to Ireland for a change in role at the […]
TMC Crewing Round-Up 2022
As it’s drawing to the end of the year and a very busy one at The Music Consortium, Lauren, Katie and Callum have been reflecting on 2022 through a quick question and answer session; 1. What was your favourite event to work on this year, and why? Katie: Wilderness – This is an event where […]
TMC Production Round-Up 2022: Part 1
May – July 2022 My trusted assistant Haydn & I left the shores of the UK in May for a five-week stint of shows in Ireland whilst the crewing arm of our organisation dealt with Slam Dunk, Download & Green Day (Huddersfield) back in the UK. All went swimmingly in the UK based on the […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
2016, Blink and you’ll have missed something
Readers, It’s been nine months since my last confession (Blog), for which I apologise, but 2016 seemed very much to be a case of blink and you’ll have missed something. I’m typing this in the production office of the Liverpool International Horse Show on the final day of the event as I have a half […]