Birmingham Music Network had a letter (PDF) from the office of Councillor Philip Parkin (Chairman, Leisure, Sport and Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee). It’s easiest to copy and paste this bit:
The Leisure, Sport and Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee is undertaking a review of the role of popular music in improving perceptions of Birmingham. One of the drivers for this work is the recent report from UK Music on music tourism and its value to local economies (Destination Music).
The Committee is keen to understand how Birmingham, and in particular the City Council, can better support the city’s music heritage and current industry to attract visitors to the city and improve quality of life for residents.
The Committee intends to explore how to take forward work already completed, in particular around how those involved in creating, promoting music are brought together in Birmingham and what could and should the City Council be doing to support this.
There are a bunch of questions being asked – follow this link for those, some more info and some extra docs.