For the fourth year running, Brighton Music Conference returns to Brighton Dome. From Thurs 27 – Fri 28 April, the UK’s leading electronic music conference will throw its doors open for two days of networking and debates. Everyone, from experienced industry figures to the next generation of budding DJs, will be there to discuss the latest music trends and technologies.
The event will include panel debates, Q&A sessions, over 60 workshops and an exhibition floor. Experts will hold sessions discussing the biggest topics and issues in the industry, such as clubbing, piracy, music distribution and how to construct the best DJ set. As well as tech showcases, there will be product launches where visitors will be able to road test the latest equipment. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will see a bespoke showcase of events at some of the city’s best venues with world-class artists and DJs heading the bill.
Event organisers want to create an affordable professional platform where people from all areas of the industry are able to network and socialise in one place – in day time hours. Encouraging ticket holders to form new business partnerships and improve upon existing ones, the main aims are innovation and education.
The event is based around electronic dance music, an exciting genre on the club music scene. It began in the 1970s when sound systems and synthesisers became available to the public and were relatively affordable, so people were able to begin experimenting with the equipment. It has since evolved, creating many sub-genres such as house, techno and electro.
Beatport have already been announced as attending the event. The company are an electronic music oriented online music store, operating since 2004. Leading providers of music, tools and resources for DJs across the globe, they return to the conference to discuss their services, future of the company and provide first-hand insights into how artists can use Beatport to further their reach.
Independent South London record label, Hospital Records, return as well with a focus on drum and bass music, and Wundergroundmusic.com – an electronic music comedy site – will be exhibiting too. Other musical brands that have already been announced for the event are Toolroom Records, PRS for Music, Help Musicians, Horus Music and Ditto. More exhibitors are set to be announced over the coming weeks. This year’s charity partner is Last Night A DJ. This incredible organisation aims to inspire people to be the agent for positive change in their community and help children in crisis around the world by holding fundraising events and campaigns.
Early bird tickets have already sold out but you can still get hold of Academy and Professional passes on the BMC website www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk. Academy tickets include two day access to the Academy theatre, exhibition hall, Native Sessions and an event guide. Professional tickets are access all areas, including the main conference and evening networking events, along with a goodie bag and an event guide.