- UK’s leading electronic music conference announces sixth year will feature venue change to the British Airways i360 beachfront centre.
- BMC19 conference dates announced Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th
- BMC19 conference tickets on sale including first 50 Professional ‘golden tickets’ sold to include a VIP panel and networking event on world’s tallest moveable observation tower.
- Conference reported further growth again in its fifth year (2018).
- BMC19 sponsors include Focusrite/Novation, Sharp Stream, HMUK, PRS for Music. Loopmasters, Pioneer DJ, Plugin Boutique, Horus Music.
- Charity partners include Audio Active, Help Musicians UK, and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
- Conference partners include ACS, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, Berlin, British Airways i360, Defected Records, DJ Growth Lab, Hideout, I360, Hospital Records, MonoKrome Music, Patterns, Rubadub Records & Music Technology, Shogun Audio, Tempest Inn, The Arch, Toolroom Academy, Ultra Music, Women in Dance Music Collective, Media partners include BN1 Mag, Data Transmission, DJ Mag, MusicTech, Skiddle and more.
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL – SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019
BRITISH AIRWAYS i360 & VARIOUS VENUES AROUND THE CITY
Tickets are now on sale now including Golden Ticket
Brighton Music Conference, the UK’s foremost electronic music conference, has announced a venue change for its sixth year. BMC19 will take place at British Airways i360 beachfront complex from Wednesday 24th April to Saturday 27th April 2019, following its most successful year to date in 2018.
After 5 years at the Brighton Dome, Brighton Music Conference will be taking over the British Airways i360 venue space and restaurant and are offering ‘golden tickets’ to launch next year’s event. The 50 golden launch tickets will include entry to a VIP panel and exclusive networking party 450 feet above Brighton in the i360 Pod observation tower with a secret DJ.
The special BMC Professional ticket also includes entry to the Professional Conference plus Academy Theatre 1 and 2, the Focusrite/Novation Theatre, all BMC evening networking events, Demo zone including DJ and music tech and services, plus BMC Goodie Bag and BMC Event Guide. Academy 2-day passes will also be on sale.
Brighton Music Conference will be hosting two exclusive events on the i360 Pod observation tower.
BMC19 features talks and panels in the Professional Theatre sponsored by Sharp Stream, as well as workshops, panels and seminars in the Academy 1 & 2 Theatres. The Focusrite/Novation Theatre returns at BMC19 featuring workshops and talks. There will also be a specialised ‘Demo Zone’ exhibition floor for the tech and services industry for DJs and music makers and a delegate Networking Hub in the exhibition centre’s beachfront brassiere. The Toolroom Academy and Hospital Sonic Surgery will host production workshops in at additional venue still tbc. There will be networking events and club nights over 4 days.
Sponsors of BMC19 include Focusrite/Novation, Sharp Stream, HMUK, PRS for Music, Loopmasters, Pioneer DJ, Plugin Boutique, and Horus Music (panel sponsor). Charity partners include Audio Active, Help Musicians UK, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Conference partners include ACS, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM),
Beatport, Berlin, British Airways i360, Defected Records, DJ Growth Lab, Hideout, Hospital Records, MonoKrome Music, Patterns, Rubadub Records & Music Technology, R&S Records, Shogun Audio, Tempest Inn, The Arch, Toolroom Academy, Ultra Music, Wunderland, Women In Dance Music Collective, Media Partners include BN1 Mag, Data Transmission, DJ Mag, MusicTech, Skiddle and more.
About Brighton Music Conference
Brighton Music Conference focuses on innovation, education and the key issues facing the electronic and dance music sector. Attended by thousands of experienced music industry professionals and the next generation of DJs/producers, BMC enables attendees to form new business partnerships, showcase products and expand existing networks, and is the UK’s annual opportunity for the industry to meet face to face, share knowledge, and build new opportunities.
BMC19 brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 50 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. BMC Professional connects music with business, bringing together 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 the two-day exhibition featuring tech showcases, panels and interviews.
Brighton Music Conference 2018 was held Thursday 26th April and Friday 27th April and featured over 200 speakers in 8 theatres from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries including Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, Friction, Felix Burton (Basement Jaxx), Sam Divine, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, PRS for Music, BPI, AIM, AIF, ACS, LNADJ, Help Musicians, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Fabric, SoundCloud, Steinberg, Virgin/EMI, Believe, SW4, Defected, Toolroom, Hospital Records, Ram Records, Tru Thoughts, Beatport, Women Produce Music, BIMM, DJ Mag, MusicTech, AEI, Funktion One, Pioneer, Label Worx, This Is Global, Boiler Room, KRPT, Horus Music, Decoded Magazine, Data Transmission, Skiddle, Sharp Stream, GRM Daily, LWE, Fuse, Mark Knight, Waze & Odyssey, Luke Solomon, London Elektricity, Illyus & Barrientos, Dean Marsh, Jules O’ Riordan, and many more., and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.
BMC18’s Professional programme presented 16 in depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry including ‘Mental Health’, ‘Is Underground Underground Anymore?’ ‘LNADJ presents Social Responsibility’, ‘Diversity Is A Reality and Inclusivity Is The Goal’, and ‘Interview With Tony & Ann Andrews From Funktion 1’. Tristan Hunt from AFEM moderated the topical panel of Mental Health & Music In The Mix.
BMC18’s Academy Programme covered everything that new producers and entry-level industry members need to know. The panels, talks and seminars included ‘PRS for Music – How To Make A Living From Music’, ‘How Much Is Your Hearing Worth?’ ‘RAM Records label Q+A’, ‘What Jobs Are There For Me In The Industry?’ and more. A SoundCloud panel presented by Directors of label and artist relations Julia Killer and Joe Armenia included a conversation with artist DNMO; Olly Burke from Loopmasters also discussed the release of their new sample platform at BMC18.
In addition to housing Focusrite/Novation in the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation hosting 10 workshops and talks across the 2 days, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers including BIMM, Sharp Stream, ACS, RSL, Native/Platform B, Loopmasters, Sound Services/Funktion One, Rotor Videos, Tile Yard, Kvant, GAK, GAK/Yamaha, GAK/Steinberg, GAK/Korg, Vinyl Temple, Vinyl Curtain, BADA Music, Scan Computers, Help Musicians, Southampton Uni, Focusrite/Novation, Data Transmission, Stanton/KRK/Cerwin Vega and CM SoundPioneer, AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), Skiddle, Horus Music, and more.
Pioneer and Ableton hosted workshops in Seminar Area 3, where a ‘Universal Sound and the Power of Frequency, Vibration and Resonance’ workshop hosted by music documentary maker Olivia Emes featured Felix Burton from Basement Jaxx discussing sound healing. New product launches at BMC18 included Loopmasters’ Loopcloud 2.0 producer platform and Steinberg’s UR-RT2 & UR-RT4 audio interfaces with switchable Rupert Neve Design transformers.
The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including AFEM’s official BMC launch party sponsored by Evermix, Ticketmaster & Inflyte at Tempest on Wednesday; Data Transmission at Hotel Pelirocco; Novation/Focusrite with Alex Arnout at Block; PRS for Music networking party with Tru Thoughts & J-Felix; Horus Music with Seamus Haji at Tempest on Thursday; Skiddle & Audio Lock with Just Her & These Machines; Hospital Records at Dead Wax with DJs Chris Goss, Dexta and Matti Limitless, and SharpStream with Timo Garcia, Steve Whittle and Zoe Zoe at Block on Friday
New for 2018, the Women in Dance Music Collective (WDM) hosted their launch event at Brighton Music Conference on Thursday 26th April. Sponsored by Native Instruments, the invite only event at Hotel Pelirocco provided an opportunity for the first members of the Collective to meet and network. Jude Thompson of Indigo Talent and Sacha Wall from Data Transmission founded the Women in Dance Music Collective.
BMC’s Official Fifth Birthday Parties included Eats Everything headlining the annual official BMC after party with Take at The Arch on Thursday 26th April. Eats Everything also spoke at the conference on Last Night A DJ Saved My Life‘s ‘Social & Corporate Responsibility’ panel. He donated his New Years Eve earnings to LNADJ’s ‘Have A Drink On Us‘ campaign, which aims to provide clean water for those currently living without it.
Other BMC night-time events included Drum & Bass Arena presents Friction at Patterns (Friday 27th April); BMC & LNADJ charity party at Bau Wow with Alex Banks and Steve Mac; legendary fabric resident Craig Richards at Patterns (Saturday 28th April); Wiggle’s 24th Birthday Party with Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Magnus Asberg, Kristo & Eli K at Bau Wow, and Alex Niggeman, Alice Clark, Timo Garcia, Monica, Pook and Markus Saarlander at Berlin, GreenDoorStore and Hacienda Classical Evening with Graeme Park at Komedia on Friday; Franky Rizardo at Wonderland at The Arch; and Drum Safari at Hideout on Saturday.
Sponsors/partners for BMC18 included Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), AudioLock Beatport, Believe Distribution, BPI, DJ Mag, Focusrite/Novation, BPI, Horus Music, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, MonoKrome Music, Mixcloud, PRS for Music, Sharp Stream, Skiddle, The Arch, Toolroom, Hospital Records and Visit Brighton, with educational partner BIMM.