An Award-Winning Employer
Alive Network was recognised as a company who "set the benchmark for creating job satisfaction".
". .... the whole team at Alive Network feel like they are treated as individuals. We are all recognised for our hard work and dedication, and are encouraged to learn new skills and develop professionally. The staff members feel like part of the company, rather than simply another employee, and are all encouraged to contribute to the development of the business .... staff members feel a strong sense of belonging, loyalty and love for their jobs and the business."
Our Partnership With BIMM
In 2015 we formed a successful partnership with BIMM (The British and Irish Modern Music Institute), the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe. Former BIMM students include James Bay, George Ezra, Tom Odell and The Kooks.
Alive Network provides BIMM students and alumni with paid commercial performance work and industry engagement experience. Students form bands who are then auditioned, supported and mentored by Alive Network, with a view to becoming commercially successful function bands & wedding bands.
Successful student bands each receive approx. £7,000 worth of production, promotional materials & support from Alive Network to kick-start their careers. The partnership is helping BIMM to achieve excellent post education employment rates, as well as helping many students fund their way through their studies, a highly valued prize at a time when average post-education student debt is in the region of £40,000!!
At the time of writing, our partnership with BIMM Brighton & London have become one of the most successful industry engagement programs in BIMM's history.
To find out more about BIMM please visit www.bimm.co.uk
Supporting New Music
We currently generate income in excess of £10Million a year for our member artists!
From the Rolling Stones to Nirvana, some of the most successful acts in the world were once cover bands. Alive Network works to support the careers of young and aspiring artists as well as experienced professionals, by offering regular well paid work performing at private events. Our unique artist development program helps artists to become successful independent businesses, able to compete at the highest levels of the industry to generate a reliable income which can fund their creativity and allow them to gain expeirence and contacts within the industry.
We also support the original music projects of our artists, paying for them to record EPs and albums in our studio and filming videos with our production team. Recent beneficiaries include the fantastic Folk / Punk band Skinny Lister who were given 6 weeks studio time to record their new album The Devil, The Heart And The Fight with top producer Tristan Ivemy.
Our Recording Studio
In order to offer our artists the very best opportunity to showcase and promote their talent we invested £500,000 in our own in-house recording studio. This substantial investment allows us to ensure our artist promo materials are first class, but also importantly it allows us to kickstart the careers of talented young artists who might not otherwise be able to fund studio time elsewhere.
The Silk Mill Recording Studios is based around the classic combination of a 'Neve' mixing console in the tracking studio, and an SSL 4000 mixing console in our dedicated mixing studio. Both studios are generously stocked with world-class microphones, instruments and outboard equipment - and our experienced engineers ensure that new bands and top producers alike are given exemplary service and support.
Visit the www.TheSilkMill.co.uk to find out more
A UK-wide & international agency
Alive Network is the largest online entertainment agency in the UK and one of the leading live entertainment providers in the world.
We hire live entertainment for more than 10,000 private events each year. 80% of our customers hire bands and entertainers for private events such as weddings and parties, and we are as comfortable working on small events with tight budgets as we are multi-million pound events at the most exclusive venues in the world.
Our artists are booked to perform at venues ranging in size and prestige from local village halls and bars to The Dorchester, The Savoy and the O2 arena. From Glastonbury Festival to The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Alive Network helps customers all over the world to hire the very best live entertainment for a huge range of event types.
We also specialise in corporate entertainment, booking for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Nike, Red Bull, Hugo Boss and many more.