BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE (BMC17) REVEALS FULL PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
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Brighton Music Conference (BMC17) has revealed the full line up of panels and speakers for the fourth series of the UK’s leading electronic music industry event. The two-day conference is being held at the Brighton Dome and various venues on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April 2017.
BMC17 will welcome key industry figures from the AFEM, BPI, PRS for Music, PPL, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Fabric, Live Nation, Beatport, Mixcloud, Mixmag, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI, UKF, Brapp TV, PIAS, Loopmasters, Insanity, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Serato, Sheridans, BIMM, Anglo Digital Management, Shogun Audio, and beyond. Conference artists announced include Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Friction, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Foreign Beggars, Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her, Coldcut, and more.
Native Instruments will host their Native Sessions (open to all Professional & Academy ticket holders) on both days to run production seminars, talks and workshops, with topics covered including the use of Maschine, Workflow, Kontakt, and Traktor. Producers and artists taking part this year include Randomer, Ikonika, Whyt Noyz, Throwing Shade, with SSR London discussing Tactile Sound Design using Maschine Jam.
BMC17’s Professional programme will present in depth discussion and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry. Panels and topics include ‘Streaming vs Radio’; ‘AFEM Presents Get Played, Get Paid’; an interview with Fabric’s Keith Reilly by NTIA’s Alan Miller; ‘How to Promote Diversity In Dance Music’; ‘What’s Next For Electronic Music?’; ‘BPI Presents Music Piracy’; ‘NTIA Presents Save Nightlife’; ‘Creative Law Presents: But it was only a “cheeky” re-edit? Copyright law and the Remix’; ‘BPI Presents ‘Sync In Progress’; ‘Music Recognition Technology: how does it work for you?’ moderated by Tim Arber, Head of Membership Support, PRS for Music, and ‘Giving Back in association with Last Night A DJ Save My Life Foundation’.
BMC17’s Academy Programme covers everything that budding producers and entry-level industry members need to know in 2017. The first panels and topics feature ‘BIMM Presents: Writing & Producing To A Brief’; ‘Ghost Writing’; ‘How To Get Ahead In The Industry?’; Toolroom Records Q+A; ‘Roland / Serato Workshop’; ‘Why Should I Make A Video?’; ‘DJ Q+A with Friction, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, and My Nu Leng’; ‘ACM Workshop’; ‘Hospital Records Q+A’; Producer Q+A with Seamus Haji, High Contrast, Prok & Fitch, Paul Hartnoll, and Just Her’; and more.
BMC’s fourth year will feature exhibitors, partners, and sponsors, including Pioneer, AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), BPI, NTIA, Native Instruments, Traktor, 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, Yamaha, Steinberg, Element 5, and more.
Leading electronic music DSP, Beatport, will deliver its Annual Report during BMC. Native Instruments will run Native Sessions for the conference duration, including 4 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.
New for 2017 is a dedicated Professional Ticket holder only meeting area, located on the mezzanine level in the Dome this is an area for industry professionals to meet their peers, network and do some deals.
2 day passes for BMC Professional (£110), Toolroom Academy with BMC Professional pass (£148), Toolroom Academy with 2 day BMC Academy pass (£60) and BMC Academy (£22) are now on sale via the new BMC website: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk