Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced the first speakers and talks for the 2016 event, which returns to the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th April & Friday 15th April for its third year.
The event features two days of master classes, panels and talks, from leading brands and industry figures including including Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records, Believe Digital, Crazy P, Prok & Fitch, Yousef, Safehouse Management, Intec Digital, Friction, Amon Tobin, Rockwell, Icicle, Critical Records, Wunderground, Republic of Music, Dean Marsh and GAK Audio.
Highlights announced include the Beatport Label Summit, hosted by Terry Weerasinghe (Vice President of Music Services) and Jack Bridges (Beatport European Account Manager), discussing the latest developments and trends affecting the key online music sales portal. Also confirmed is a label Q&A with drum & bass label Shogun Audio featuring Keir Tyrer (Managing Director), Friction (DJ/Owner), Richard Snow (Label Manager), Rockwell (Artist), Icicle (Artist) and Amon Tobin (Artist); they’ll be discussing how they look for new artists and help them develop their talent.
Brighton Music Conference launches it’s new website on 14th January and tickets are now on sale: Academy £15 and Professional £99. http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk
BMC Professional aims to connect music with business, bringing together industry thought leaders through a series of panels to discuss the future sustainable growth of the Electronic Music Industry, targeted networking events and access to an evening schedule of events and parties across Brighton. BMC Academy is about plugging in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks. Both tickets give access to a two-day exhibition with tech showcases panels and interviews.
Already confirmed to speak at this year’s conference are Adam Woolfe (Label Manager; Critical Records), Alan Miller (Chairman; NTIA), Andy Singh (Director; Republic Of Music), Ayah Marar (Artist), Carl Loben (Editor; DJ Mag), Chris Goss (Co-Founder; Hospital Records), Chris Todd / Crazy P (Artist), Dean Marsh (Managing Director; Creative Law & Business), Emily Moxon (Label Manager; Brownswood Records), Jon Rundell (Director; Intec Digital), Lee Morrison (General Manager, UK; Believe Digital), Lucy Blair (Journalist; Motive Unknown), Lynn Cosgrove (Director; Safehouse Management), Marcus Nasty (DJ; Rinse), Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM), Matt King (BMG/Skint Records), Mikey Maguire (Editor; Wunderground), Prok & Fitch (Artist), Ralf Kollmann (Label Manager; Mobilee Records), Sarah Cole (Owner; Yes You Do), Steve King (Safehouse Management), Steve Mac / Rhythm Masters (Director/Artist; Black Rock Records), Stuart Knight (Managing Director; Toolroom Records), Tom Nettleton (Agent; Paramount), Yousef (Artist).
This year’s event charity partner will be Last Night A DJ.