The Brighton Music Conference is back!
With a focus on innovation, education and the key issues facing the electronic and dance music sector, it’s a key industry event attended by thousands of music industry professionals and the next generation of DJs/producers. BMC invites attendees to form new business relationships, showcase products and expand existing networks – it’s the UK’s annual opportunity for the industry to meet face-to-face, share knowledge, and build new opportunities.
With over 50 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the duration of the conference; BMC Academy is about plugging-in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks.
Ahead of the two-day conference schedule, the annual AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks returns to The Tempest on Wednesday 26th April with DJs from MVMT (6pm-10.30pm).
Outside of the conference schedule on the first day Thursday highlights include Constant Circles hosting the first in a two day Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am – 7pm Thursday and Friday); the now legendary Wunderground x BMC Networking event returns to Brighton Pier (7.30pm-11.30pm), and this time “dance music’s biggest jokers” play chief-matchmaker, hosting the world’s first ever episode of ‘DJ Blind Date’ where groups of DJs will battle it out to win the love of their favourite promoter (free entry to anyone dressed as Cilla Black, £5 for anyone else).
Thursday’s hottest ticket is TAKE with Patrick Topping at The Arch (10pm – 6am), the Official 2017 BMC After Party. Friday will see Berlin Brighton at Green Door Store (11am-4am), whilst networking events include the Horus Music Networking Party at BLOCK (6pm-11pm), and Afrika motion’s Networking Drinks at My Hotel (5.30pm – 9pm). Last year saw BMC attendance substantially increase once again, attracting thousands of industry professionals and those looking to make a career within the music business.
BMC16 talks and panels featured speakers from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Vine, Spotify, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Beatport and many more. In addition to housing the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured key brands, organisations, and education providers in the industry.
With this year’s event set to top the success of last years, BMC17 will welcome key industry figures from the BPI, PRS, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Deezer, Fabric, Live Nation, Beatport, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI, Loopmasters, Insanity, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Serato, BIMM, and more. The first conference artists announced include Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Friction, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her, and more. Further speakers and panellists will be announced soon. BMC’s fourth year will feature exhibitors, partners, and sponsors, including Pioneer, AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), BPI, NTIA, Native Instruments, Focusrite, Novation, Serato, Roland, Korg, Beatport, PRS For Music, In Music Brands, Toolroom, GAK, Hospital Records, CM Sound, Source Distribution, Ditto Music, DJ Mag, Data Transmission, Decoded, Skiddle, MMF, Believe Digital, Horus Music, Evolution Domes, and more.
Leading electronic music DSP, Beatport, will deliver its Annual Report in the new BMC Professional networking area on the Dome’s mezzanine level. Native Instruments will run Native Sessions for the conference duration, including 6 talks and workshops per day.
The Association For Electronic Music will present a panel while the NTIA will also be running a panel this year. The first educational partners announced include BIMM and ACM.
The conference runs from Thursday 27th to Friday 28th with those who wish to party able to go on into the early hours of the Saturday.
If you’d like to attend there are an array of tickets and passes available. 2 day passes for BMC Professional are £110, Toolroom Academy with BMC Professional passes are £148, Toolroom Academy with 2 day BMC Academy passes are £59 with BMC Academy passes being £22.
Full info at brightonmusicconference.co.uk
WIN TICKETS WORTH £220!
Bag 2 x BMC professional 2 day passes worth £110 each!
Includes entry to the Pro Conference, the Academy Theatre, Native Sessions, the Exhibition,Networking Events, an event guide & a goody bag!
Email code: ‘BMC’ & your full name, age, tel no. and the full name and age of the person you would like to take along with you – before the competition closes on April 15 2017.
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Closing date April 15