An essential fixture in the calendar for all dance and electronic music fans, BMC is returning to Brighton Dome next spring. Now in its fifth year, the conference is attended by several thousand delegates drawn from all corners of the dance music spectrum, with veteran industry legends and the hottest new artists turning up for two days of talks, seminars, and club nights with some of the scene’s leading players. BMC is split into two main areas: The Academy, aimed at up and coming producers, DJs, and those trying to find their way into the business; and The Professional Area, where big guns from electronic music’s finest labels, distributors and media attend a wealth of talks focussed on the most prominent issues facing the scene.
In addition, BMC features a vast exhibition floor, where leading music tech companies offer demos of their latest products, alongside a host of masterclasses and demos from some of the genre’s most respected names. And after a long day of talks, demos and networking, the party continues at a city-wide series of networking drinks events and clubnights, hosting a stellar mix of world-class DJs and the best in local talent.
Over its five year history, BMC has featured talks, DJ sets and production sessions from the likes of house heroes Eats Everything, Patrick Topping, and Seth Troxler; techno titans Dave Clarke, Rebekah and Perc; breaks and bass with Coldcut, Friction, My Nu Leng and Prime Cuts, plus dozens more.
On the industry and media side, institutions including Beatport, DJ Mag, Toolroom Records (who have hosted a rammed all day session for the last three years), The Association For Electronic Music, PRS, BPI, and Mixmag are all regular contributors to the talks and seminars. Talks covering everything from streaming and royalties to diversity, clubland closures, getting ahead in the industry and how to combat dance music mental health issues make BMC an unmissable fixture for anyone working in the business.
Meanwhile for music makers, producers and artists, the likes of Novation, Native Instruments, Pioneer, Focusrite and many more take over the exhibition area with a chance to get your hands on the very latest gear, software and other tech wizardry from the people that make it. For dance music newcomers and the most experienced industry figureheads alike, BMC18 promises to be the biggest and best yet – early bird tickets can be purchached at www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk.
BMC – Brighton Dome,
Thurs 26 – Fri 27 April 2018