Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s foremost electronic music and networking event have added even more talent to their packed line-ip for 2020. Now UK techno pioneers Orbital have now been confirmed for keynote speech and a after-show party, while groundbreaking label Nervous Records will be hoisting an exclusive talk.
The award-winning event will return to the prestigious British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront on Weds 22 – Sat 25 April. Newly confirmed artists and speakers taking part in the 2020 event include (In alphabetical order); Adam Regan, Alisha, Andrew Salsano, Anne Savage, Aryana Neo 9, Attilio Pugliese, Bradley Gunn Raver, Brandon Block, David Oyston, Devstar, Gordon Mac, Habs Akram, Jasmine Kent-Smith, Jay Forster, Jenni Cochrane, Jimpster, Joe Hastings, Jono Heale, Judge Jules, Kai Abode, Kiwi, Latmun, Lil Rocket, Louise Grant, Luke Ralph, Mike Weiss, Neil Evans, Orbital, Pablo Contraband, Paul Jack, Pete Jordan, Rodriguez Jr, Sophie Kearney, Steph, Steven Braines, Toni Tambourine, Waze & Odyssey
Following its most successful year in 2019, BMC20 will host over 65 talks, seminars and workshops, with industry-leading speakers, including in-depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry such as diversity, mental health, the environment and current music and business trends. There will also be exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower.
The beachfront complex will host two Pro Conference Theatres, two Academy Theatres, the BMC networking hub, the Pro meeting Lounge, The Point Blank Theatre hosting demonstrations and talks and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone. There will also be evening and networking events throughout the duration of the event. (full details to be released soon).
All artists and speakers confirmed for 2020 event, including:
Adam Regan, Alisha, Alon Shulman, Amy Jayne, Andrew Salsano, Anne Savage, Anthony Pappa, Aryana Neo 9, Attilio Pugliese, Ben Rush, Bradley Gunn Raver, Brandon Block, Carl Cox (Live interview and Q&A from Australia), Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Chris Goss, Damien Fell, Danny Clockwork, Danny Howard, Danny Savage, Darius Syrossian, David Oyston, Derrick May, Devstar, DJ Rae, DJ Rap, DJ Ravine, Endor, Fatboy Slim, Flava D, Gordon Mac, Grahame Farmer, Greg Marshall, Harriet Jaxxon, Jaguar, Jasmine Kent-Smith, Jay Forster, Jenni Cochrane, Jimpster, Joe Hastings, Jono Heale, Judge Jules, Kai Abode, Kevin McKay, Kiwi, Latmun, Lee Morrison, Leftwing:Kody, Lil Rocket, Louise Grant, Luke Ralph, Magnus Asberg, Michael Kill, Mike Weiss, My Nu Leng, Nat Rich, Neil Evans, Nikki McNeill, Nurve, Orbital, Pablo Contraband, Paul Jack, Pete Jordan, Phutek, Raze, Ridney, Rodriguez Jr, Sacha Wall, Sam Divine, Seb Fontaine, Shino Parker, Sophie Kearney, Steph (BBC Introducing), Steven Braines, Stuart Knight, Tall Paul, Timo Maas, Toni Tambourine, Tristan Hunt, Wax Worx, Waze & Odyssey
Over 200 speakers and representatives have been confirmed, including:
A Greener Festival, ACS Custom, AFEM, AIM, Audio Rehab, AudioLock, AWOL / Kobalt, Axtone, BBC Radio 1, BBC Music Introducing, Beatport, BIMM, Blanc, Bugbar, Cavendish, Clockwork Orange, Computer Music, Data Transmission, DJ Growth Lab, DJ Mag, Eco Glitter Fun, Facebook, Function One, Future Music, Glasgow Underground, Global Publicity, Grade Management, Help Musicians UK, he.she.they, Hospital Records, I am Sound, Iconic Underground Magazine, Identification of Music, Keep Hush, Loopcloud, Loopmasters, Mi-Soul, Mixmag, Monokrome Music, Mobilee, Music Week, Neighbourhood PR, Nervous Records, NTIA, Plugin Boutique, Point Blank, PRS for Music, Resonance, Sentric, Shanghaied, shesaidso, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Skint, Stashed Records, Symphonic, The Weird & The Wonderful, Toolroom Records, Transmat, Tru Thoughts, Ultra Music, Wax Worx plus more to be announced…
The Label Lounge A&R Sessions returns for its second year at BMC. partnering with the Association of Independent Music. Taking place at The Tempest on Friday 24th, the event gives producers that golden opportunity to book slots to sit down for 1-to-1 with label heads and get immediate constructive feedback on their tracks. Labels taking part this year include the mighty Ultra Music, Axwell’s Axtone imprint, music blog phenomenon Blanc, Brighton’s finest Skint, DJ SKTs Stashed Records, Wax Worx’s Shanghaied, Mark Radfords Audio Rehab and Max Chapmans Resonance with more labels to announce soon. Last year’s label lounge was an overwhelming success, with the upstairs lounge buzzing all day and resulted in no less than 18 tracks signed to labels including Audio Rehab, Cr2, elrow and Shanghaied.
BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK, and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
Brighton Music Conference comes to the British Airways i360 on Weds 22 – Sat 25 April 2020