BeX at the Bedford

Rising country music singer BeX is one of the latest British acts to take on the genre and is currently gearing up for the release of her debut album ‘Story So Far‘ which will be released this Friday (May 26th).

As the promotional campaign for the LP kicks into gear, the singer/songwriter joined radio host Stephanie Nieuwenhuys for a live set on BBC Solent as part of their Introducing segment, on the 21st of May.During her live performance, BeX performed three tracks off her upcoming debut LP. The set went down very well with listeners and ‘Story So Far’ is expected to do well in the UK’s Official Country Music Chart when it is officially released tomorrow.

BeX and team BBC Solent

BeX, Kyle, Rich and BBC Solent presenter Stephanie Nieuwenhuys just before the live session. And below BeX & Stephanie in conversation

BeX and team BBC Solent 1

You can listen to BeX’s introducing set on BBC Solent catch-up. The live session begins from 34 minutes.

Make sure you follow BeX on Twitter @BeXofficialpage to keep up to date with all her latest music and tour news!

What do you think of BeX’s BBC radio session? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter @CelebMix

By Laura K – for http://celebmix.com

‘PRB Media’ are proud to bring Only Fools and Horses star Boycie to Dreamland in Margate.

We are thrilled to be working alongside the team at Dreamland.

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER… DREAMLAND TO ANNOUNCE OPENING DATE AND TICKETS TO GO ON SALE

Vintage-style amusement park to announce opening date, times, price, as tickets become available on Friday, 27 March 2015

• Dreamland Margate will officially announce the opening date of the UK’s original pleasure park on Friday 27 March 2015

• Margate residents will be the first to have the chance to buy tickets, from 8am – 5pm at Dreamland HQ, 50 Marine Terrace CT9 1XJ

• Tickets will go on sale to the general public, at 10am when the online ticket office launches at http://www.dreamland.co.uk/buytickets

• Imagery, information and news on everything you can expect to find at re-imagined Dreamland will be available

• The first 500 locals to arrive will receive a souvenir piece of the original Scenic Railway, a one-of a kind memento of the historic ride, no purchase necessary

• The Dreamland team will be on hand to answer all questions, as well as a special appearance from Only Fools and Horses star Boycie (John Challis), brought to you by PRB Media –www.prbmedia.co.uk

Tickets will go on sale from 8am at 50 Marine Terrace to Margate residents, followed by a general public launch online at 10am. The first 500 people in the queue for tickets when doors open will receive a piece of the grade II* listed Scenic Railway, the jewel in Dreamland’s beachfront crown as the UK’s oldest rollercoaster. The Dreamland team have spent countless hours recreating the stunning Grade II* listed timber Scenic Railway, which will be just like new when it reopens in the summer.

When the opening is officially announced visitors will enjoy spectacles from a sand sculpture crafted on the beach in front of the Dreamland site, to a special plane flyover and a roller-skate chandelier in the atrium of Dreamland HQ. Everyone’s favourite shifty car salesman, Only Fools and Horses’ Boycie (John Challis) will also be on hand to make everyone feel like they’re on their own jolly boys’ outing.

The opening of the re-imagined park is made possible by a multi-million pound investment from local benefactors. Thanet District Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s Sea Change Programme have worked together to finally bring Dreamland back to Margate’s coast line, and boost the local economy for years to come.

Dreamland Margate

The re-imagined Dreamland wil be a world class UK visitor attraction, providing entertainment for everyone through truly re-inventing the famous seaside amusement park experience.

Working in partnership with Sands Heritage Limited and Thanet District Council award winning multi-disciplinary designers HemingwayDesign led by Wayne Hemingway MBE, Gerardine Hemingway MBE and Jack Hemingway have been appointed to deliver the look, feel, smell, taste and sound of a re-imagined Dreamland.

The new Dreamland will be a unique vintage-style amusement park with rides, classic side shows, eateries and evocative spaces set within a landscape capable of hosting national festivals, major events and visiting attractions.

The Dreamland project plays a significant role in community engagement, education, training, sustainable employment and boosting the local economy. It is also a major component in the continued regeneration of Margate, spearheaded by Turner Contemporary in 2011.

The Dreamland site is owned by Thanet District Council. The council, working with The Dreamland Trust has secured a funding package of £18 million, which includes external funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Sea Change grant, to deliver the first phase of the project.

www.dreamland.org.uk

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PRB Media are very honoured to present these exciting blogs & information from legendary music manager, Ms Vicky Hamilton, with the second in the series of blogs featuring Slash (Guns N’ Roses) “It’s been an interesting road from the mid 90s up until now,” says Slash. “I never stopped to think, ‘What am I gonna to do in the long term?’ Or ruminated on my solo career, where it was heading. I’ve just been jamming around, going wherever the muse has taken me. And this is the first time where I feel like I’m in the saddle and riding my own destiny with some genuine focus.”
 
Long time Grammy Award-Winning music industry executive and personal manager, featured in VH-1s Behind the Music, Driven and the Biography Channel’s on Guns ‘N’ Roses, Brett Michaels, and Mötley Crüe and the BBC series Born To Be Wild, The Golden Age Of American Rock.
 
Considered one of the most successful music executives in the industry, Vicky has discovered, developed or managed the careers of Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Poison, Faster Pussycat and many others. In 1988, David Geffen hired her as A&R executive at Geffen Records, where she stayed until 1992. She has also worked with famed manager Elliot Roberts at Lookout Management/ Vapor Records, before moving to Capitol Records as A&R consultant with longtime friend Gary Gersh.
 
At the House of Blues after watching Johnny Cash perform, Rick Rubin (Def Jam, American, Columbia Records) suggested she make a record with June Carter Cash. Hamilton shopped June’s demos around to all the major labels but there was a reluctance to sign this country legend. 
This is when Vicky started her own label Small Hairy Dog and gave June a label 
to call home. Her CD, Press On was released in 1999 and earned a Grammy Award in 2000.
 
As Hamilton later stated, “I didn’t plan on starting a record company, I just knew that June’s music needed to be heard.”Currently, Vicky owns and operates Aesthetic V management and productions, which represents and develops bands, artist and special projects.  Enjoy the second blog in the series with Slash….next blog will be Vicky Hamilton interviewing Trash McSweeney… For more information see the links below..
 
 
 

 

Vicky Hamilton

Aesthestic V Blog with Richie Ramone by Vicky Hamilton!!! 

PRB Media are very honoured to present these exciting blogs & information from legendary music manager, Ms Vicky Hamiltonwith the first blog in the series interviewing Richie Ramone. Long time Grammy Award-Winning music industry executive and personal manager, featured in VH-1s Behind the Music, Driven and the Biography Channel’s on Guns ‘N’ Roses, Brett Michaels, and Mötley Crüe and the BBC series Born To Be Wild, The Golden Age Of American Rock.

 

Considered one of the most successful music executives in the industry, Vicky has discovered, developed or managed the careers of Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Poison, Faster Pussycat and many others. In 1988, David Geffen hired her as A&R executive at Geffen Records, where she stayed until 1992. She has also worked with famed manager Elliot Roberts at Lookout Management/ Vapor Records, before moving to Capitol Records as A&R consultant with longtime friend Gary Gersh.

 

At the House of Blues after watching Johnny Cash perform, Rick Rubin (Def Jam, American, Columbia Records) suggested she make a record with June Carter Cash. Hamilton shopped June’s demos around to all the major labels but there was a reluctance to sign this country legend. 

 

This is when Vicky started her own label Small Hairy Dog and gave June a label 
to call home. Her CD, Press On was released in 1999 and earned a Grammy Award in 2000.
 
As Hamilton later stated, “I didn’t plan on starting a record company, I just knew that June’s music needed to be heard.”Currently, Vicky owns and operates Aesthetic V management and productions, which represents and develops bands, artist and special projects.  Enjoy the first blog in the series….next blog will be Vicky Hamilton interviewing Slash, from Guns N’ Roses…..

 

by stan Popovich

Over the coming weeks PRB Media will be posting a series of Blogs from author Stan Popovich, who is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology” the first blog in the series looks at how celebrities can manage their personal life.

Below are a few suggestions on how celebrities can balance their personal life and their entertainment career. PRB Media feel this is are very important area to cover, as over the years, artist welfare may have not been priority for many reasons.

 

Points to consider

1.Set goals for yourself when you manage your career.

When you go to work each day, try to set some goals for you to accomplish. For instance, let’s say your goal for today is to finish a project for your manager. At the end of the day, you will feel better about yourself knowing that you were able to finish that project. When you accomplish these smaller goals, you will feel happier, more confident, and less stressed.

2.Delegate part of your responsibilities.

If you try to do everything, you will get stressed and anxious. A person can only do so much in a given day. Do not do everything. Learn to manage your responsibilities. If you feel like you are doing too much, then take a break and evaluate your situation.

3.Try to do things in terms of their importance.

Determine what needs done right away and do those particular tasks in order of importance.  Sometimes it is best to write down on a piece of paper the things you want to accomplish in a given day and then do those particular tasks.

4. Remember To Have Fun.

It is important to have fun even if your career becomes difficult to manage.  A person needs to take  a break from their profession so they can learn to relax. This will help you to refocus and be better able to deal with your problems.

 

5. Separate Your Career And Your Personal Life.
Many people make the mistake of making their career their social life. This is can cause problems in the long run.  It is best if you keep your personal life separate from your profession because this will reduce the chances of anything bad from happening to your career. Set some time aside to be with your friends and leave your career separate.

6. Don’t Neglect Your Health.

Many entertainers sacrifice their physical and mental  health over fame, money, and success. Try to focus on what life will be like when your fame disappears.  Managing your stresses and anxieties in a positive way is very important for your long term health. A person can’t enjoy their successes if their health is in bad shape.

 

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One of the key area’s which is very important for a business is raising finance. The last few years have proved very difficult for individuals and business to raise the necessary funds to push the idea and business forward you have many area’s to raise funds, but in these times there is NO easy way to achieve this.
 
Writing a great business plan is essential to the development and structure, if you like a road map on where your business could be in a 3/5 year period, more on the business plan in the next few weeks. Below are a few hints and idea’s on how you can look to raise financial support and were your business idea could fit for funding…
 
 
The Early Stage Funding
 
 
‘Sweat equity’ & bootstrapping:
 
All start-up businesses begin with the owner’s time, effort and money. Bootstrapping involves growing the business organically through maximising the immediate available resources. Before and alongside seeking external financing, entrepreneurs should bootstrap as far as possible.
 
 
Friends, Family & Contacts:
 
Business start-ups often rely on early investment by friends, family and contacts.Whilst they can provide a vital source of cash, the opinions of friends, family and many contacts will often be based in your favour. They should not be relied upon to test your business case. Bank funding loan may be possible from your bank, and banks will often lend amounts that match external equity investment. Whilst bank funding is relatively inflexible when compared with equity investment, debt is naturally an important source of initial seed funding and for slightly later top-up funding.
 
 
Business Angel equity funding:
 
Business Angels are often only prepared to invest in an early stage venture once something about the venture has been proven or the initial risk has been perceptibly reduced. There are various elements that can be quickly and easily implemented to make a proposal more attractive to such investors. Business Angel equity investment can be the most useful source of investment in to an early stage venture, because Business Angels should be able to offer more than just money to make the business succeed.
 
 
Asset finance:
 
Asset finance comes in to play primarily for capital expenditure. This is an important cash flow solution to business owners in that they are effectively renting, as opposed to owning, assets required by the business. Factoring – the provision of up-front cash for invoices by banks and other debt lenders.
 
 
Corporate venturing (early stage):
 
Equity from and or debt funding from companies who have noticed your product and service can be useful to the early stage venture, but there can be substantial pitfalls when the venture is young. A larger company may wish to take you over if you pose a threat to their market share. The right relationship can be achieved through a well planned and negotiated shareholder agreement, but corporate venturing is best left until later when the venture is in a stronger position financially, when it has gained a position in the market and when it has achieved a more profitable price for its equity.
 
 
Venture Capital:
 
Venture Capital funds can have deep pockets, but they can also aim to obtain a high share of your equity and significant control of the running of your company. The solution involves the correct funding strategy and again, the right shareholder agreement.
 
 
 
Stock Market equity funding:
 
Many ventures start life with the plan of ‘floating on the stock market’, but in reality,most companies exit by way of a trade sale – selling to a larger company. It can be useful or necessary for a company to pursue the market entry route and it can be a lucrative source of investment; but it can be expensive to go through the process and the demands and obligations placed upon the company substantially increase. 
(Source: Business Angel Capital Ltd 2013)
 
 
 
 
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