Brighton Music Conference brings together some of the most influential people in Electronic Music, for showcasing, networking, debate and clubbing.
The UK’s first major annual conference on Electronic Music will present over 50 panels and seminars, multiple club nights and an exhibition of all things electronic music related.
On the business side of BMC, the conference includes eight keynote debates with panellists from PRS, Spotify, Beatport, BBC R1’s Essential Mix and Mixcloud. They’ll be discussing subjects such as the state of the electronic music industry, the impact of social media on the industry, royalty distribution, and the effects of the digital revolution on DJ culture.
Whether you are just starting out in the music industry or an experienced industry professional, BMC offers an array of opportunities for you to form new business partnerships and to expand relationships with established partners.
A big part of the event is the myriad of live showcases for new talent, label parties and A-list DJ club nights.
DJ’s announced so far include Dave Clarke, And.Id, DJ Pierre, DJ Spen, Sebo K, Phil Asher, C-Soul, Hoi!, Tony Montana and Steve Mac. It also includes nights by Wiggle, Mobilee Records, J00F, Black Rock Records, LOST and many more.
BMC keeps the focus on education and networking by offering an affordable professional platform to meet, all under one roof. The exhibition part of the conference is aimed at industry, music students and fans of dance music and features live artist interviews, diverse panel discussions, and exciting technology showcases.
This two day exhibition showcases the latest equipment and technologies, with over 60 workshops, panels and talks covering all you need to know to be successful in the industry.
Chicago acid house pioneer DJ Pierre, Mobilee’s AND.ID and Audiofly’s Antony Middleton will be interviewed live at the exhibition. Top DJ agents from Paramount, Elite Music Management and Two Point Zero will also discuss the role of DJ agents with writer Ben Osbourne.Piracy will be debated by Axtone and Hyperdub’s label managers, whilst ‘The journey to the top for a female DJ’ will be addressed by Lisa Lashes and Anne Savage.
Jimmy Day from Booka Shade support act ‘Let the machines do the work’ will share tips and insight on how the band produces its music. A new BMC fringe event called ‘Close Up’ will see the Human League and Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware interviewed by The Haçienda’s Dave Haslam. Speakers from Mixcloud, Digitally Imported, Ofcom, and BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix will also discuss ‘The role of radio for digital music.’
Also at BMC’s exhibition, there’ll be displays of the latest equipment, including the exclusive UK premiere of Roland’s highly anticipated Aira products, along with showcases from Ableton, Native Instruments, Point Blank & Novation.
Furthermore there will be a discussion on the History of Electronic Music with Bill Brewster, co-author of the seminal book ‘Last night a DJ saved my life’, DJ Mag’s Carl Loben, Funktion Ones Tony Andrews and Hacienda legendary resident DJ, Dave Haslam.
Excitingly, a new DJ coffee table book, called ‘ANIMA’,is getting previewed exclusively at BMC. 30 DJs such as Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Art Department, Cassy, DJ Sneak and Solomun have shared intimate photos from their private life.
Renowned sound system designers Funktion-One will also be exclusively unveiling their cutting edge new monitor, the PSM318. These special DJ speakers were developed in conjunction with Carl Cox, who loved them so much that a pair was installed in Space Ibiza for his weekly club night.
Exhibition tickets which offer access to master-classes, Q&As and showcases, are priced from £8. Trade Conference tickets are £86 and offer entrance to the conference, exhibition, networking events and club events.
For the complete BMC trade & exhibition timetable, and club event schedule visit:
Corn Exchange and
clubs across Brighton
Fri 11 – Sat 12 April