Records concerning the planning and management of the British Music Information Centre's corporate development. The records include: British Music Information Centre Board meeting records; annual reports and financial statements; a British Music Information Centre three-year plan; Centre Manager's correspondence; and records concerning the reorganisation project that resulted in the creation of Sound and Music from the merger of the British Music Information Centre, Contemporary Music Network, the Society for the Promotion of New Music and The Sonic Arts Network in 2008.
Council and Board meeting records Item
Jun 1992-Nov 2007From Jun 1992 - Oct 1996 these records include only minutes of the British Music Information Centre Council meetings.
From Nov 1996 - Jul 2007 these records include agendas, minutes, financial reports and director's/staff reports that were presented at each British Music Information Centre Board meeting. The records also include additional reports and documents concerning BMIC projects that were presented or discussed during the meetings.
Ursula Vaughan Williams was involved in founding the BMIC and was a trustee for more than 25 years. The records include an order of service for her funeral, Nov 2007
Annual reports and financial statements Item
2000-2008The British Music Information Centre's Directors' and Trustee's Report and Financial Statements, with abbreviated financial statements, includes duplicates. The reports include: company information; report of the trustees and directors; report of the indepedent examiner; statement of financial activities; balance sheets; notes forming part of the financial statements.
BMIC Three-Year Plan Item
1999The British Music Information Centre's (BMIC) strategic three-year plan. The plan contains: an overview of the BMIC; the research conducted for the plan; a future vision for the Centre; an implementation timeframe; and a funding analysis and plan.
Centre Director's correspondence and administrative files Subseries
1976-2000Correspondence sent or received by the British Music Information Centre Director as part of the daily business of running the Centre. The correspondence covers both Roger Wright and Matthew Greenall's management of the British Music Information Centre.
Reorganisation records Subseries
2003-2009Records concerning The New Organisation (TNO) Project, originally called the Kings Place Initiative, to relocate and later to merge up to 10 music organisations, including the African and Caribbean Music Circuit, British Music Information Centre, Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs (CoMA), Contemporary Music Network, Jazz Services, NMC Recordings, the Society for the Promotion of New Music and The Sonic Arts Network into a single larger music organisation to promote new music. The project resulted in the creation of Sound and Music from the merger of the British Music Information Centre, Contemporary Music Network, the Society for the Promotion of New Music and The Sonic Arts Network in 2008.
The original idea to merge a number of these music organisations into one larger body had been discussed within the sector since the 1980s but The New Organisation project was initiated by Arts Council England (ACE) in 2004 for two reasons: firstly ACE identified the opportunity to have shared facilities in a new building (Kings Place), and secondly ACE was looking to address the role of the Contemporary Music Network within ACE. During 2005 the working title for the new organisation became the 'Rainbow Moose Organisation' before the name of the project was changed in autumn 2005 from the Kings Place Initiative to TNO (The New Organisation). This decision was made so that the issues of what form the new organisation would take and where it would be located could be treated as separate issues.