BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES FULL PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMY PROGRAM, PLUS NIGHT TIME SCHEDULE
5th & 6th June 2015
Brighton Dome and various city venues www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced its 2015 Professional and Academy program, further tech and artist showcases plus the night time networking and club event schedule.
Professional hosts and panellists include Kobalt, Defected Records, Coda, Back To Basics, Native Instruments, Warner Music, Dave Clarke, Toolroom, Rhys Hughes (BBC Radio 1/BBC 1Xtra), DJ Pierre, Republic of Music, Ableton, Spotify’s Glenn McDonald, AFEM, Native Instruments, Shogun Audio, Mobilee, Mark Broadbent We Love… Space, Ralph Moore Manager Tensnake, Robert Owens, John Truelove, The Audience, Label Worx, Push Electronic Sound / Muzik Magazine, MPA, Believe Digital, DJ Magazine, and many more. Terry Weerasinghe, Vice President of Music Services at Beatport, has confirmed they’ll be running a Beatport UK Label seminar at BMC Professional (a closed invite only event).
For the Academy program, he will also be running a Q&A session giving delegates the opportunity to ask questions from the floor. Panel topics for this year span the music industry, including the latest developments in streaming, publishing (and monetisation), live, digital broadcasting, legal, sync, social media, the DIY route (for artists and labels), Get Played Get Paid, The Great Genre Debate, and much more. Full details of the Professional speaker program for Friday and Saturday are online now. The Academy program is aimed at those that are either just starting out or looking for their first step into the music industry with over 30 master classes and talks confirmed. Delivered by some of the industry’s leading figures, including Beatport, 8:58 & Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, JFB, PRS, Hospital Records, Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels, Rebekah, CLR, Steve Mac, Loopmasters, Paramount Artists, Dave Clarke, BPI, Icicle, Mobilee, MN2S, OWSLA, Skint highlights include:
Don’t miss the YouTube’s Academy workshop will be hosted by the company’s Audience Development Strategist, Olga Golab. The workshop will cover topics including how to optimise videos, drive longer viewing sessions and how to retain subscribers. Defected, Rinse FM, and Native Instruments will explain how to market yourself and your music, Hypercolour, Mobilee Records and Toolroom look at everything from A&R to distribution, design, branding and accounting; everything you need to know to release music.
Want to run your own event night? The Hydra, The Arch and Bloc. will tell you how.
Do you need a manager, or are you better off going it alone? The answers are at BMC.
What benefits to your career can a great manager bring, and how do you find one? Ralph Moore, MN2S, Anjunabeats / Involved Management will tell you. PPL will explain the basics of Neighbouring Rights plus much more, the full Academy program is online now.
If you are all about the Tech there is an exhibition of over 60 exhibitors including Funktion One, Roland, BIMM, Sennheiser, Shure, Steinberg, Denon and Numark where you can get your hands on the latest kit plus daily tech and artist showcases hosted by Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ, Audio Technica, Vicoustic, and Novation. Plus it wouldn’t be a music conference without an evening line up of club nights and parties on both the Friday and Saturday night. BMC Professional passes (for industry professionals) are £99 and BMC Academy passes (for students and non-professionals) are £15. Tickets are strictly limited so don’t miss out and get yours here. The Brighton Music Conference will run from 10am to 5-30pm on Friday 5th June and 10am to 5pm on Saturday 6th June 2015.