MA Media and Creative industries student, Racha Lothong talks to James Yarker from Stan’s Cafe to learn about entrepreneurship and creativity.
When I was first told I was going to interview someone for our Cultural Entrepreneurship blog, my heart skipped, mainly because I had never interviewed anyone before (except you count interviewing your friends about sports and music a real interview). However, the day came and I was totally excited because I had the opportunity to do what I hadn’t done before and it also gave me the opportunity to ‘travel’ and see the other side Birmingham. So I hopped on the bus armed with my phone for recording, my already prepared questions and my pen and paper for writing.
A mainstay of the Birmingham music scene, Punch Records began life as record store, before diversifying its business in new directions.
In the first of a number of video case studies on Birmingham’s creative industries for the Cultural Enterprise Blog, Ammo reveals his experiences, mistakes and achievements running an independent record store and label: