Brighton Music Conference

Brighton Music Conference at Brighton Dome And Various Venues

Thursday 14th - Friday 15th April 2016

  • Venue/Location: Brighton Dome And Various Venues, Brighton
  • Doors: 10:00 till 18:00 (Last entry: 17:30)
  • Min Age: 15
  • The UK’s leading electronic music conference, Brighton Music Conference (BMC), has announced details of its 2016 two-day event.

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Lineup and Details for Brighton Music Conference

The Brighton Music Conference is a support platform that aims to keep the focus on development and networking within the Music Industry at the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April 2016

Over both days, the conference focuses on music trends and technologies, split between Panel Debates, Q&A’s, Tech Showcases and our Exhibition Floor. Our panels are built with experienced industry figures covering the latest trends and topics, often becoming a reference point for the industry for the further months to come.

Key Note Talks announced with Save Our Clubs on Thursday featuring Carl Loben (Editor; DJ Mag), Alan Miller (Chairman; NTIA), John Ross (Owner; Mothership Group) & Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM) discussing how club closures are affecting our scene. Friday Key Note Talk Get Played Get Paid; Building the New Music Industry featuring Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM), Francis Gane (Director; Demo Box), Herman Verkade (Owner; Musiqware), Paul Hamill (Chief Navigator; Inflyte), Tristan Hunt (Business Development & Marketing Manager; Audio Lock) & Yuri Dokter (CEO; DJ Monitor)

In the Professional Theatre topics will include Gender Equality In Music, Stealing Our Own Success – Are DJ’s accidentally killing sales, It’s All About The Music… Or Is It?, Streaming and ‘Full Stack Music, Video Marketing In Music and The Rise & Fall Of EDM? and more

The Academy Theatre will cover topics such as Careers In Music, Your Brand Is Everything, Women In Music Q&A, How To Get Gigs, The Commercial Conundrum and From The Bedroom To The Main Stage and more.

In addition to the theatre panels, the Toolroom Academy programme is announced with Demo Drop, Production Demonstrations with Prok & Fitch and Funkagenda plus a Careers Panel from the label

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Highlights already 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), and Icicle (Artist), they’ll be discussing how they look for new artists and help them develop their talent

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.

New for 2016 is the BMC Demonstration Igloo. Housed on the Exhibition Floor, this space will host the following demonstrations and showcases (more to be announced):

Pioneer will be showcasing new products at BMC (further details to be revealed in April), alongside workshops focused on DJ Rekordbox performance, including software tips and tricks and compatible controllers, plus overviews of CDJ 2000NXS2 and DJM 900NXS2 with Rob Anderson

Rekord Buddy 2 presented by Didier Malenfant

Allen & Heath

Yamaha Music UK

BIMM Workshop

GAK Seminar on production

– ‘Rise of the Synth’ Exhibition with Doctor Mix

Native Instruments will bring their highly successful event series ‘Native Sessions’ to BMC with a takeover of the Founders Room and Mezzanine bar. Expect a packed programme of insightful seminars, artist masterclasses and industry discussions. The Mezzanine bar will play host to a user meet-up style fair offering hands-on workshops with all the latest equipment.

Exclusive to BMC – and a first for music tech brands – the theme for this Native Sessions will be ‘Integration’, and that means between Traktor, Maschine and Komplete, but also with other brands and services. The Mezzanine will be the place to find industry partners such as sonic educators SSR (who offer product-specific courses), the legends at Moog, plus content from Loopmasters to name but a few. BMC attendees can learn how to use NI products in ways they don’t expect, find out how to build a live set around Traktor, Maschine, Stems, Remix Decks, learn how to integrate external modular and analogue synths, and much more.

The Exhibition Hall will see Gak Audio showcase products from Focusrite Novation, Native Instruments, Steinberg, SCV and Pioneer; with further stands from Korg, Element 5, Yamaha Music UK, Next Audio Labs, Nova Distribution with Eve Audio, Warm Audio, Chandler Ltd, Dreadbox and Fredenstein.

BMC’s production seminars are always hugely popular, and this year Sound On Sound’s Paul White (Editor In Chief) and Hugh Robjohns (Technical Editor) are holding panels across both days with focused topics ‘Big Sound On A Small Budget; ‘Which Home Studio Kit Really Makes A Difference’ and ‘Louder, Bigger, Better; Creative Recording & Mixing Techniques for Software Studio’

Full list of speakers are

Amy Jayne (Head of Promotions & Radio Plugger; Hospital Records)

Andy Singh (Director; Republic Of Music)

Ashley Howard (Dance Music Account Manager; PRS for Music)

Carl Loben (Editor; DJ Mag)

Carly Wilford (Presenter, DJ & Creator; IAmMusic & Sister)

Charles Green (DJ/Promoter; Patterns)

Chris Barker (Head of Content & Editor; dBs Insider)

Chris Goss (Managing Director; Hospital Records)

Chris Todd / Crazy P (Artist), Dave Blackgrove (Agent; Coda)

Dean Marsh (Managing Director; Creative Law & Business)

Eamonn Forde (Journalist; Music Ally/The Guardian)

Jamie Hughes (Director of Partnerships; Songkick)

Jessica Rowe (Owner; Level Theory)

Lee Smith (Owner; Leak Delete)

Lucy Blair (Director; Motive Unknown)

Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM)

Mark Mulligan (Founder, MD & Analyst; Midia Research)

Nick Dunn (CEO; Horus Music)

Nick Halkes (Managing Director; Incentive Music Management)

Paul White (Editor In Chief; Sound On Sound)

Seamus Haji (DJ / Artist)

Terry Weerasinghe (VP of Music Services; Beatport)

Adam Savage (PR; Backdrop Promotions)

Adam Woolf (Label Manager; Critical)

Alan Miller (Chairman; NTIA)

Alex Banks (Artist)

Alison Hook (Head of Sampling & Copyright Infringement; EMI/Sony Music Publishing)

Alison Wenham (CEO; AIM)

Andrew Sharland (Leading Partner; Clintons)

Applebottom (Artist)

Ayah Marar (Singer)

Ben Rush (CEO; Audiolock)

Carly Wilford (Presenter, DJ & Creator; IAmMusic & Sister)

Charlotte Cijffers (DJ Mag; Digital & News Editor)

Chris Goss (Managing Director; Hospital Records)

Claudio Passavanti (Doctor Mix; Director)

Cooly G (Artist)

Damian Lepp (Owner; Decoded)

Darren James (Agent)

David Eserin (UK Marketing Manager; Native Instruments)

De$ignated (Artist)

Dean Muhsin (Director; Bear Management / Dispersion PR)

Didier Malenfant (Founder; Next Audio Labs)

Duncan King (Partner; Tempo Music Management)

Ed Keeley/Friction (Managing Director, Shogun Audio)

Emily Moxon (Label Manager; Brownswood)

Enzo Siffredi (Artist/Promoter)

Farhana Aboo (Marketing Manager; AEI Media)

Francis Gane (Director; Demo Box)

Funkagenda (Artist)

Greg Marshall (AFEM)

Halina Wielogorska (Solicitor; Clintons)

Hannah Simmonds (Head of Publishing; Toolroom Records)

Herman Verkade (Owner; Musiqware)

Hugh Robjohns (Sound On Sound; Technical Editor)

Hyroglifics (Artist), Icicle (Artist)

Jack Bridges (European Account Manager; Beatport)

Joe Vesayaporn (Squadron Leader; Music Glue)

John Ross (Owner; Mothership Group)

Jon Rundell (Director ; Intec)

Jules O'Riordan aka Judge Jules (DJ/Lawyer; Sheridans)

Julien Trisch (Business Development Manager; Steinberg)

Katy Ellis (Manager; Norman Cook)

Keir Tyrer (Managing Director; Shogun Audio)

Lauren Lo Sung (Artist)

Lee Morrison (General Manager, UK; Believe Digital)

Lucy Blair (Director; Motive Unknown)

Lynn Cosgrave (Director; Safehouse Management)

Marcus Nasty (A&R/DJ; Rinse)

Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM)

Mark Mulligan (Founder, MD & Analyst; Midia Research)

Martin Dockree (Country Sales Manager; Pioneer DJ)

Matt Abbott (Managing Director; Label Worx)

Matt King (Label Manager; Skint/BMG)

Mikey Maguire (Publisher; Wunderground)

Nadav Poraz (CEO; Who Sampled)

Patrick Ross (Head of Digital Marketing; AWAL & Kobalt Label Services)

Paul Gibson (Bookings & Promotions Manager; Patterns)

Paul Hamill (Chief Navigator; Inflyte)

Paul Quinsey (Owner; Take & Head of Entertainments; McQueen, Shoreditch)

Pavan Mukhi (Foreign Beggars / Brapp TV)

PBR Streetgang (Artist)

Perc (Artist, DJ & Label Owner; Perc Trax)

Peter Oxendale (Forensic Musicologist

Peter Oxendale Musical Services)

Prok & Fitch (Artist)

Ralf Kollmann (Owner; Mobilee)

Richard Snow (Label Manager; Shogun)

Rob Anderson (Pioneer)

Rob Baldwin (Booking Manager; Deltic Group)

Rosie Foster (Director of Marketing; 100 Management)

Sammy Verghese (Owner; The Arch)

Sarah Cole (Owner; Supercharged Events Ltd & AEI Live)

Saranne Reid (GM; Crown Manangement & Managing Director; Sample Clearance Service)

Sebastian Spring (Head of Publishing; SUISA)

Simon Bourn (PRS for Music)

Simon Kelly (Head of Digital Media; DJ Mag)

Steve King (Booker, Space / Safehouse Management)

Steve Mac / Rhythm Masters (Artist)

Stuart Knight (Managing Director; Toolroom Records)

Terry Ryan (Head of A&R, Promotions & Music Specialist; On The Rise)

Terry Weerasinghe (Beatport; VP of Music Services)

Tim Arber (PRS for Music)

Tim Binns (A&R Director; New State Entertainment)

Tom Nettleton (Agent; Paramount)

Tristan Hunt (Business Development & Marketing Manager; Audio Lock)

Vanessa Bakewell (Head of Entertainment Partnerships; Facebook/Instagram)

Yousef (Artist)

Yuri Dokter (CEO; DJ Monitor)

Zac Vibert (Digital Marketing Manager; !K7 Artist & Label Services)

Artist Information

Crazy P

Crazy P





Prok & Fitch

Prok & Fitch

Foreign Beggars

Foreign Beggars



Lauren Lo Sung

Lauren Lo Sung

PBR Streetgang

PBR Streetgang









Seamus Haji

Seamus Haji

Rhythm Masters

Rhythm Masters



Jon Rundell

Jon Rundell

Marcus Nasty

Marcus Nasty

Steve Mac

Steve Mac



Ralf Kollman

Ralf Kollman

Venue Information

Brighton Dome And Various Venues
Brighton Dome, Church Street

Music Genres

Bass Music, Drum n Bass, House, Tech House, Techno

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