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Clive Leighton of Public-i Music Events and Media has just recently returned from Malawi where he witnessed the incredible achievements that the relief agencies are pioneering in one of the most remote parts of the planet. Inspired to empower these children, we are appealing for support to enable us to create:

Beat Hunger

in support of Malawi's children 

Public-i Music Events & Media is establishing initiatives and events in support of feeding Malawi's children. Around 6 feeds a child for a year. The ambition is to provide EVERY Malawian child with lunch EVERY SCHOOL DAY - irrespective of race, religion, creed, colour, size or shape. With 3.5 million children in Malawi we need 21 Million per year.

Malawi's life expectancy is 39

90% of malaria deaths are under 5

1 in 5 adults is HIV, increasing child vulnerability

But it's not all doom and gloom. We're all aware it's bad over there. So let's move on. Celebrating the positive steps already taken, Public-i want to build on that success and optimism. With you and lots of you on board we will genuinely change the past and give these children the best present ever...a future.

You can forward on emails, provide reciprocal website links, organise events, be a website administrator, give money/ time/ talent or support in any way it suits you personally.

Public-i are literally at the outset of this project and are simultaneously collecting names and planting seeds across a variety of initiatives and projects; with the intention to partner off the supply and demand of people to projects and to build on these foundations organically. Please register any interest you have by emailing CEO Clive Leighton directly on to get acquainted and get the ball rolling.

Welcome to Music Industry Courses

Clive Leighton of Public-i Music Events and Media and Lee Parsons of Ditto Music have joined forces to bring you the ultimate courses to establish your career within the music industry. Coming from complementary areas of the business, you will benefit from their direct involvement at the sharp end with structured informal presentations featuring guest contributors and "take away literature". With ongoing support and mentoring, Music Industry Courses view your attendance as a mutual commitment and our contacts, expertise and direction will provide opportunities to help you get to where you want and deserve to be. This course puts you and your talent in the spotlight. Together we will lead you onto that bigger stage.  

Clive Leighton is an award winning event organiser, former head of marketing, media and industry liaison for Bloodstock, the successful Heavy Metal Festival based in Derbyshire. A regular contributor to BBC Online and tv/radio guest Clive is a veteran of over 600 performances and specialises in creating slots for supporting and mentoring unsigned/emerging bands. He has created PR for events and performers including; Page/ Plant, Peter Green, Whitesnake, Brain May, Cozy Powell, Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple, Association of Festival Organisers and umpteen breaking acts and initiatives. His ability to tailor industry supply around your personal and professional specifics is his hallmark as he encourages individuality as a gift to be celebrated and not suffocated. Clive is currently working on 2 UK Festivals and building on his industry connections to unify Festivals worldwide in creating performance opportunities for new acts.

Lee Parsons and Ditto Music have been described by The Independent as the cutting edge of digital marketing. He created music industry history when his company made international headlines when he guided Koopa to be the first unsigned act to break the UK top 40. Twice! Additionally, his unique skills has, to date, generated 7 UK top 40 singles, all from unsigned artists as well as 7 Irish Top 40s and 3 top 20s. With a stable featuring around 800 artists he has a complete overview of how to run a successful record label and can teach you how to effectively market your release, creating the biggest impact and maximising income. Lee will empower you to manage your own success, covering aspects of setting up your own label, how to licence your music and all detail relating to international showcase and funding. Lee currently presents his own live TV programme Ditto Music Live, highlighting and featuring the cream of established and newly breaking bands.

MiC are running a comprehensive two day course in Birmingham on Fri 14 and Sat 15 May 2009.  For prices, please email