BTM Membership

Collectively Owned, Democratically Controlled

Beyond the Music Limited is a new annual global music conference and festival, that aims to unify the global music industry through debate, decision making, inspiring talks and unforgettable live music.

As the music industry continues to shape and define global culture, it is also facing unprecedented and urgent challenges. In response, Beyond The Music aims to explore, define and tackle those issues to shape the future of the music industry and turn the challenges into opportunities to overhaul and advance and to shine a light on exciting new talent and groundbreaking artists from across the world.

Taking place in Manchester – the beating heart of the UK’s cultural enterprise and a city historically known for social change – Beyond The Music will create a forum and live music festival, defining the music industry’s place in the new cultural economy by bringing together tech, AV, gaming, brands, and more to build a creative alliance for the future.

Beyond The Music is a place to gather artists, entrepreneurs, creatives and music industry professionals over the course of three days with funders, businesses and organisations in order to maximise impact and take solutions to scale whilst putting the spotlight back on live and new music discovery alongside world class artists.

Beyond The Music will seek to not only solve the issues being faced today but to produce innovative models for the future. Beyond the Music is a co-operative, owned and controlled by its members – from music industry professionals and artists to global businesses and audiences, and will be the first festival and conference to have integrated decision-making structure to create actions, and exist as more than just a talking shop. By participating in Beyond The Music, everyone will have a stake and a say.

Beyond The Music is a company limited by guarantee, when you join as a member you will be eligible to join our member groups that will activate the topics that are important to you. You can bring ideas and solutions to the conference and make sure that the co-operative is operating for the benefit of its members and what is important to them. When you join as a member this doesn’t constitute a partnership and you won’t own any shares or take on any liabilities. You may be asked to pay a subscription, the amount of which will depend on the member group you join. Subscriptions may be waived by the Board of the Co-operative if agreed services or sponsorship are offered by the member to the Cooperative. Each member group will be asked to elect one if its members to a member Council that will hold the executive of the Co-operative to account. The founding members of Beyond the Music are Oli Wilson, Co-founder/MD and Sarah Pearson, Co-founder/MD, Rose Marley, Chair and Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Factory International Limited and City Co (Manchester) Limited.

Beyond The Music has a Board comprised of the Co-founder/MD’s and the Chair. In addition the Member Council will elect two of its number to sit on the Board, and the other founding members may also appoint a representative to the Board. The Board will set the strategy of the Co-operative and ensure that it meets the aims of the Co-operative and the needs of the members and will consult with the Member Council and the members.

One Member One Vote

Anyone who buys a full delegate pass for BTM is automatically enrolled as a member (with an option to opt out of membership) of the co-op which means they get to have a stake and a say in the decision making.

You can also be a partner member of the co-operative, by paying annual subscriptions, and be eligible to join different member groups who are tasked with bringing different motions forward to affect change.

Membership Types

Trade
& Industry

Partner £5k
Standard £1k

  • Partner: 5 full delegate passes with ‘business’ voting rights Standard: 2 full passes
  • Partner: 5 full ‘pay it forward’ passes for representative full delegate passes as agreed eg PRS might nominate song writers. NB standard membership has no ‘pay it forward’ passes
  • Participation of member group meetings (online twice a year as agreed by the members)
  • Business voting rights across all categories and right to bring forward motions to the member and congress
  • Eligible to be elected to board seat

Talent
& Content

Partner £5k
Standard £1k

  • Partner: 5 full delegate passes with ‘business’ voting rights Standard: 2 full passes
  • Partner: 5 full ‘pay it forward’ passes for representative full delegate passes as agreed eg NB standard membership has no ‘pay it forward’ passes
  • Participation of member group meetings (online twice a year as agreed by the members)
  • Business voting rights across all categories and right to bring forward motions to the member groups and congress
  • Eligible to be elected to board seat

Impact
& Education

Education £2k
Charity & Soc Ent £100

  • Education Partner: 3 full delegate passes with ‘business’ voting rights and the option to buy delegate passes for students at X rate
  • Charity or Social Enterprise Partner: 3 full delegate passes with ‘business’ voting rights
  • Participation of member group meetings (online twice a year as agreed by the members)
  • Business voting rights across all categories and right to bring forward motions to the member groups and congress
  • Eligible to be elected to board seat

Artists, Indies
& SME’s

£200

  • Full delegate passes with ‘business’ or ‘audience’ voting rights
  • Participation of member group meetings (online twice a year as agreed by the members)
  • Business or Audience voting rights across all categories and right to bring forward motions to the member groups and congress
  • Eligible to be elected to board seat

Delegates

£200

  • Full delegate passes ‘audience’ voting rights
  • Participation of member group meetings (online twice a year as agreed by the members)
  • Audience voting rights across all categories and right to bring forward motions to the member groups and congress
  • Eligible to be elected to board seat