Brighton Music Conference returns to venues around the city on Weds 25 – Sat 28 April, bringing with it some amazing incredible DJ talent, music showcases and a glimpse of where the dance industry is heading.
BMC’s Academy Programme draws together a range of seminars and events aimed at anyone seeking to make a living from electronic beats. One of the UK’s most skilled DJ/producers Timo Garcia will be talking to industry professionals about the best way to get signed by the right people, while Tru Thoughts luminaries Robert Luis and Jonny Halliday will be offering a valuable insight into how to become one of the UK’s most successful labels.
Elsewhere there’s workshops with speaker manufacturers, a modular synthesis masterclass, access to the Performing Rights Society, lessons in how to start an internet radio station, and DJ Q&As with Chad Jackson, Sam Divine, Rich Wakely, Mark Knight and Alice Clark. There’s also heaps of information about internships with record labels, education, the use of music in film & TV and how to create and manage an online community.
BMC also boasts a busy professional programme, and this year is no different. DJ Mag will be hosting a discussion about sexual harassment in the industry, whilst PRS for Music asks what it means to be a diverse business in 2018. There’s also examinations of if there’s such thing as ‘underground’ anymore, the issues of mental health in the industry and Corporate responsibility in dance music.
Some of the biggest names on the scene will getting together to discuss brands in music, avoiding copyright issues, streaming, and monetisation. Elsewhere there’ll be an interview with Trainspotting Irvine Welsh, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Newsbeat will be hosting a discussion and broadcasting from BMC, and there’ll be loads of technology showcases, workshops, surgeries and demonstrations. If you like making, performing or dancing to electronic music, this is the one event you can’t afford to miss.