The Metronome Sessions: Online Q&A with Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins)
Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins) and BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson will discuss the journey through the music business, as an artist and as a record label founder, thoughts on the future of music, as well as sharing invaluable advice for the next generation of musical talent.
- When: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 6 pm
- Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
- Cost: £5.00
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*This live interactive Q&A will take place in a private Zoom meeting. Ticket holders will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. You will have the chance to ask a question*
How to be in a seminal band, then release a dozen more on your own label.
In this conversation Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins) and BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson will discuss the journey through the music business, as an artist and as a record label founder, thoughts on the future of music, as well as sharing invaluable advice for the next generation of musical talent.
Simon Raymonde owns and runs the independent label Bella Union. Prior to its creation in 1997, Simon was in a band called Cocteau Twins from 1983 to 1997. He was a core writer in the band until its untimely end. As well as his work with the Cocteau Twins, he also contributed to the first two albums by This Mortal Coil.
Raymonde runs the Bella Union record label, and has signed artists like Flaming Lips, M Ward, Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Ezra Furman, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, Explosions in the Sky, Midlake, I Break Horses, John Grant, Laura Veirs, Laura Groves, Van Dyke Parks, Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith, Dirty Three, The Low Anthem, Veronica Falls, Vetiver, Andrew Bird, Father John Misty, Jonathan Wilson, Radiohead’s Philip Selway, BC Camplight, Pom Poko and many more
The label has won the coveted Independent Record Label of The Year in UK in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 as awarded by Music Week (UK’s Billboard) and as voted by the UK independent retailers.
The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.
The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to thetram.net to plan your journey.
For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.
Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.