- Speakers and artists include Beatport, PRS for Music, PPL, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Fabric, Label Worx, Live Nation, Beatport, Mixcloud, Mixmag, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, Barry Ashworth, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI Group, DJ Monitor, UKF, Drum & Bass Arena, Loopmasters, Napster, Brapp TV, PIAS, Loopmasters, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Anjunabeats, Audiolock, Serato, BIMM, Wunderground, UK Diversity Task Force, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Friction, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Patrick Topping, Foreign Beggars, LEVELZ, Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her, Coldcut and more.
- Native Instruments ‘Native Sessions’ announced with Randomer, Ikonika, Whyt Noyz, Throwing Shade, SSR London.
- UK’s foremost electronic music conference returns for fourth year at Brighton Dome and various venues on 27th & 28th April 2017
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 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.
Please see below for the full schedule across the BMC Professional and BMC Academy programmes.
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
BMC PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
11.00: MMF PRESENTS: WHAT WILL MANAGEMENT LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS’ TIME
How can managers and labels best work together to grow their brands and artists
FIONA McGUGAN (GENERAL MANAGER – MMF) – MODERATOR
SOPHIE BLOGGS (MACHINE MANGEMENT)
DANNY HOWARD (DJ/BBC RADIO 1)
CHRIS GOSS (HOSPITAL RECORDS)
SAM HOLT (COLLUDED MANAGEMENT)
12.00: DJ MAG PRESENTS – WHAT’S NEXT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
The Future is bright!
DECLAN MCGLYNN (SAMPLE MAGIC) – MODERATOR
TERRY WEERASINGHE (GM/SVP MUSIC MARKETING ANALYTICS – BEATPORT)
MATT BLACK (COLDCUT)
ANNA WALL (DJ)
13.00: STREAMING vs RADIO
How are the changing roles of streaming services and conventional radio affecting the way audiences consume dance music?
XANTHE FULLER (MIXCLOUD) – Moderator
FRICTION (DJ/ARTIST – SHOGUN AUDIO)
JAMES FARRELLY (MINISTRY OF SOUND)
JAMIE CHALMERS (ANGLO DIGITAL)
ALEX JUNGIUS (THIS IS DISTORTED)
IAN GREAVES (NAPSTER)
14:00: BPI PRESENTS – PIRACY
Current trends and future threats
CLARE MILLER (MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER – BPI)
CHRISTIAN IVANOSKI – NICHOL – (Investigations and Procedures Manager – BPI)
GRAEME GRANT (HEAD OF ANTI PIRACY – IFPI)
15.00: NTIA PRESENTS: SAVE NIGHTLIFE
ALAN MILLER (CHAIRMAN – NTIA) – MODERATOR
CARLY WILFORD (I AM MUSIC)
MIKE GRIEVE (OWNER – SUB CLUB)
JEREMY ABBOTT (MIXMAG)
ALAN MILLER (CHAIRMAN – NTIA) interviews KEITH REILLY (CO-FOUNDER – FABRIC)
16.15: BUILDING A BRAND
We talk to a selection of brands to find out how they have developed their marketing strategy to grow their business and revenues. How does a brand deliver success in the dance music industry? What steps do you need to take to be successful whilst maintaining your brand’s values.
SHINO ALLEN (TSUMI) – MODERATOR
JENNI COCHRANE (AEI GROUP)
DOM KERLEY – LABEL WORX
PAVAN MUKHI (BRAPP/FOREIGN BEGGARS)
TERRY WEERASINGHE (GM/SVP MUSIC MARKETING ANALYTICS– BEATPORT)
MIKEY MAGUIRE – (WUNDERGROUND)
17.00: HELP MUSICIANS 2 MINUTE FILM & INTRODUCTION
17.10: DJ MAG PRESENTS: STAYING PROFESSIONAL IN AN INDUSTRY AWASH WITH TEMPTATION
CARL LOBEN (EDITOR – DJ MAG) – MODERATOR
BARRY ASHWORTH (DUB PISTOLS)
ALEX JUKES (JUKEBOX PR)
MARTIN CARVELL (MD – DJ MAGAZINE)
CHRISTINE BROWN (DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS HELP MUSICIANS)
11.00: AFEM PRESENT GET PLAYED, GET PAID – TRANSFORMING PAYMENTS FOR MUSIC IN THE MIX
AFEM’s Get Played Get Paid campaign has a simple objective – when electronic music is streamed, played or performed – the people that make the music must get paid. This panel will look at the current processes, recent progress and the potential for technology to transform the music royalties landscape
GREG MARSHALL (AFEM) – MODERATOR
XANTHE FULLER (MIXCLOUD)
ELIZABETH MUIRHEAD (BMAT)
HANNAH SIMMONDS (TOOLROOM)
RIDNEY (CAFE MAMBO, SPINNIN, TOOLROOM)
BEN RUSH (AUDIOLOCK)
12.00: GIVING BACK IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE FOUNDATION
What we can do to support the future of our genre – covering everything from green initiatives to inspiring the next generation
OISIN LUNNY (OPENMARKET) – MODERATOR
TRISTAN HUNT (AUDIOLOCK)
MARK LAWRENCE (CEO – AFEM)
JONNY LEE (FOUNDER – LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE)
MATT PELLING (LOOPMASTERS)
12:55 HELP MUSICIANS 2 MINUTE FILM & INTRODUCTION
13.00: PR & PROMO
The Power of Promotion – without promotion nothing happens… or does it?
JAMES WALSH (DITTO MUSIC) – MODERATOR
DEAN MUHSIN (DIRECTOR – DISPERSION / BEAR MANAGEMENT)
WEZ SAUNDERS (DEFECTED)
MAYA KALEV (THE OTHER HAND)
ANNA WALL (NEIGHBOURHOOD PR)
14:00: CREATIVE LAW PRESENTS – BUT IT WAS ONLY A “CHEEKY” RE-EDIT?
Exploring the “lawless” culture of unauthorised remixes, bootlegs and mashups. What are the ramifications for those producers caught out; how can labels, publishers and performers protect their rights and monetise these adaptations of their work? We will also be explaining the different types of remix deal and analysing how commercial terms and structures are evolving in the digital age. What’s the upshot for the law and practice in the aftermath of the controversial judgment in Blurred Lines?
DEAN MARSH (MD – CREATIVE LAW) – MODERATOR
ANDREW SHARLAND (LEADING PARTNER – CLINTONS)
PETER OXENDALE (FORENSIC MUSICOLOGIST – PETER OXENDALE MUSICAL SERVICES)
ALISON HOOK (HEAD OF SAMPLING & COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT SONY/ATV PUBLISHING)
JULES O’RIORDAN AKA JUDGE JULES (GLOBAL DJ / LAWYER SHERIDANS)
SARANNE REID (GENERAL MANAGER CROWN MANAGEMENT. MD SAMPLE CLEARANCE SERVICES)
15.00: CHANGING THE TIDE: HOW TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN DANCE MUSIC
CHARLOTTE CIJFFERS (DJ MAGAZINE) MODERATOR
SAMMY ANDREWS (MUSIC INDUSTRY ADVISOR)
GEN O’NEIL (DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY – LIVE NATION)
PAULETTE LONG (DEPUTY CHAIR – UK DIVERSITY TASK FORCE)
INDER PHULL (CO-FOUNDER @ KRPT LDN)
DAN WALLMAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR – DV8 SUSSEX)
16.00: MUSIC RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY: HOW DOES IT WORK FOR YOU?
Learn about the different ways in which technology can help artists, producers, songwriters, record labels and music publishers identify when and where your music is being played and what this means for your royalty payments.
TIM ARBER (HEAD OF MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT, PRS FOR MUSIC) – MODERATOR
JOEL STONER (CONTENT & LABEL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, SOUNDMOUSE)
YURI DOKTER (DJ MONITOR)
ADRIENNE BOOKBINDER (PUBLISHING AND REPERTOIRE MANAGER, DEFECTED RECORDS)
RUSSELL CHANT (Head of Distribution, PPL)
17.00: BPI PRESENTS – SYNC IN PROGRESS
Submissions are being taken for a selection of briefs being provided by our speakers. The panelists will then discuss what works and what doesn’t and the best advice to land a sync for your content.
VANESSA HIGGINS (CEO REGENT STREET RECORDS) – MODERATOR
CHARLES FITZGERALD (GLOBAL HEAD OF SYNC & BRAND [PIAS])
RUPERT HOLLIER (METROPOLIS PUBLISHING)
RACHEL MENZIES (NATIVE MUSIC SUPERVISION AND PRODUCTION)
BMC ACADEMY CONFERENCE 2017
10.30: BIMM PRESENTS – WRITING AND PRODUCING TO A BRIEF
Paul Lennox deconstructs his techniques, including production elements, top line and lyric analysis, and track structure, focussing on a creative approach to briefs
PAUL LENNOX (INDUSTRY PRODUCER AND DRUMMER)
11.30: GHOST WRITING
What’s it all about, where are the lines crossed?
BEN GOMORI – MODERATOR
TIMO GARCIA aka NOLAN (KITTBALL/GET PHYSICAL)
ALEX ARNOUT (DOGMATIK)
JANSONS (KNEE DEEP IN SOUND/VIVA MUSIC)
JUSTIN DRAKE (PEACE DIVISION)
12.30: HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE INDUSTRY
A panel to show the diverse range of opportunities available
SEAMUS HAJI (BIG LOVE/TOOLROOM/BMC) – MODERATOR
SOPHIA KEARNEY (WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL)
SHINO ALLEN (MD – TSUMI)
ALEX POWELL – LABEL WORX
JAMES BULLOCK (WILD SEEDS MANAGEMENT)
PAUL QUINSEY (HEAD OF EVENTS AT McQUEEN / OWNER TAKE)
13.30: TOOLROOM RECORDS Q&A
Ask the people behind one of the world’s leading house music labels anything you like
MARK LAWRENCE (AFEM) – MODERATOR
STUART KNIGHT (DIRECTOR)
MARK KNIGHT (ARTIST/DJ)
MILES SHACKLETON (BRAND DIRECTOR)
GEORGE ANDREWS (MUSIC DIRECTOR)
HANNAH SIMMONDS (PUBLISHING & RIGHTS MANAGER)
14.30: ROLAND/SERATO WORKSHOP
15.30: WHY SHOULD I MAKE A VIDEO?
Videos used to be an expensive luxury only open to the biggest labels. As new technologies make professional music videos an affordable possibility, we ask what the medium can do for your music
LEE SMITH (LEAK DELETE/BMC) – MODERATOR
CAROLINE BOTTOMLEY (RADAR)
EOGHAN KIDNEY (ROTOR VIDEO)
LAURENCE JAMES (BELIEVE DIGITAL)
16.30: DJ Q&A
All you need to know about the art of DJing from five masters of the craft
SEAMUS HAJI (BIG LOVE/ TOOLROOM/ BMC) – MODERATOR
FRICTION (SHOGUN AUDIO)
SAM DIVINE (DEFECTED)
JOSH BUTLER (CAJUAL/STRICTLY RHYTHM)
MY NU LENG (BLACK BUTTER/MTA RECORDS)
17:35 HELP MUSICIANS 2 MINUTE FILM & INTRODUCTION
10:30: ACM WORKSHOP – Album Campaigns and Electronic Artists Meet the Production and Music Business team from ACM!
ACM Music Business tutor and Artist Manager, Dave Cronen will focus on campaigns for electronic artists through sharing the build up to the release date (for one of his artists) including sales, marketing, promotion, live dates setup, third party relationships and more!
11.30: FROM GRASSROOTS TO MAINSTREAM: EARNING A LIVING FROM MUSIC
Whether you are just starting out or about to hit the mainstream, explore the ways in which dance music creators earn a living from music by understanding some of the revenue streams and funding opportunities that are available.
ANDY ELLIS – MODERATOR (EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MANAGER, PRS FOR MUSIC)
JARROD BIRD (PUBLISHING MANAGER, INVOLVED PUBLISHING / ANJUNABEATS)
THROWING SHADE (DJ / PRODUCER / NINJA TUNE / NTS RADIO)
BHAVESH PATEL (PROGRAMME MANAGER, PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION)
12.30: HORUS MUSIC PRESENTS – WHY STREAMING ISN’T ALWAYS THE BAD GUY
As distributors, Horus Music is in frequent contact with streaming companies, and those that use them to consume music. Streaming has had a hard time over recent years and it’s about time some of the big questions were answered. Regardless of where you are in your music career, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of streaming and to know how to use it to advance your career.
NIKKI HALLIWELL– (HORUS MUSIC, DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE) MODERATOR
TREMAINE RICHARD – (NOEL MUSIC MANAGEMENT)
STEVE MAC – (RHYTHM MASTER / DJ / PRODUCER)
ALEX MORLEY – (ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC, EVENTS MANAGER)
JACK BRIDGES (BEATPORT – DIRECTOR OF ARTISTS, LABELS & SOUNDS)
13.30: HOSPITAL RECORDS Q&A
Meet the team from one of Drum and Bass’s leading imprints
CARL LOBEN (DJ MAG – EDITOR) – MODERATOR
CHRIS GOSS (MD)
AMY JAYNE (HEAD OF PROMOTIONS)
NIKKI ELLIS (PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR)
MEGAN BEAN (SYNC/HEAD OF LEGAL AND BUSINESS)
SAM BIRKWOOD (SYNC/PUBLISHING)
14.30: PRODUCER Q&A
Career advice, production tips and more from four of electronic music’s most respected producers
DECLAN MCGLYNN (SAMPLE MAGIC) – MODERATOR
PROK AND FITCH (TOOLROOM / RELIEF RECORDS)
HIGH CONTRAST (3BEAT / RADIO 1)
PAUL HARTNOLL (ORBITAL)
JUST HER (CROSSTOWN REBELS/CONSTANT CIRCLES)
15.30: HELP MUSICIANS 2 minute film
15.40: FOCUSRITE/NOVATION SHOWCASE
16.40: BEC (BEATS EVOLUTION CONFERENCE) PRESENTS DRUM & BASS IT’S A SERIOUS BUSINESS
Unlike other genres, drum & bass has a long history of standing it’s ground as one of the forefront genres of the underground dance music scene. In this panel we will explore the global growth of drum & bass and how it has developed its own ecosystem
DAVE JENKINS – MODERATOR (UKF AND DRUM & BASS ARENA EDITOR)
CHRIS GOSS (HOSPITAL RECORDS)
SUKI (LET IT ROLL FESTIVAL FOUNDER)
THE PROTOTYPES (DJ’S)
TOMM DUNN (BEC)
NATIVE SESSIONS WITH NATIVE INSTRUMENTS – FREE TO ALL BMC Ticket Holders
11:30 – 12:15 – Track deconstruction with Randomer
12:45-1:30 – Workflow, creativity and channelling inspiration in the studio with Ikonika
2:00 – 2:45 – Humanising a digital sampler – Kontakt with Randomer
3:15 – 4:00 – Using Maschine to build drums and fx with Ikonika
11:30 – 12:15 – Exploring workflow and production techniques with Whyt Noyz
12:45-1:30 – Tactile Sound Design using Maschine Jam with SSR London
2:00 – 2:45 – Traktor for the techno dance floor with Whyt Noyz
3:15 – 4:00 – Constructing a track live with Throwing Shade
BMC 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.
BMC17 will bring 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. The specialised exhibition hall will feature the scene’s best suppliers, technology companies, and service providers. Club nights hosting world-class artists and DJs at the city’s finest venues will take place across Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. BMC17’s official charity partner is Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.
New for 2017 is a networking area only for BMC Professional ticket holders. Open across both days, and located in the Dome mezzanine level above the bar, this space gives the industry an opportunity to network with other professionals away from the main conference. Beatport will also host its annual report in this area providing a more intimate feel to the presentation.
Ahead of the two-day conference schedule (Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April), the annual AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks returns to The Tempest on Wednesday 26th April with DJs from MVMT (6pm – 10.30pm). The most popular music business event at BMC, the Welcome Drinks brings together BMC Professional attendees, leading industry figures, conference speakers and panellists.
PARTIES & NETWORKING EVENTS 2017
Thursday highlights include Constant Circles hosting the first in a two day Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am – 7pm Thursday and Friday); the now legendary Wunderground x BMC Networking event returns to Brighton Pier (7.30pm – 11.30pm), and this time “dance music’s biggest jokers” play chief-matchmaker, hosting the world’s first ever episode of ‘DJ Blind Date’ where groups of DJs will battle it out to win the love of their favourite promoter (free entry to anyone dressed as Cilla Black, £5 for anyone else).
Thursday’s hottest ticket is TAKE with Patrick Topping at The Arch (10pm – 6am), the Official 2017 BMC After Party. In 2016, TAKE hosted one of the South Coast’s biggest events of the year with Seth Troxler topping the bill. This year’s headliner is Hot Creations front man and Elrow resident, Patrick Topping, an artist who’s cemented his status as one of the most in demand names in electronic music.
Further Thursday events include PRS for Music’s networking party at BLOCK (formerly Neighbourhood, 6pm-8pm), Toolroom Drinks at Dead Wax (6pm – late), and an invite only/ticketholder event with Native Instrument’s Traktor Cookery School at Vine Street Studios.
Friday will see day two of the Constant Circles Label Showcase & Exhibition at No Walls Gallery (11am-7pm), while Berlin Brighton will take place at Green Door Store (11am – 4am). Networking events include the Horus Music Networking Party at BLOCK (6pm-11pm), and Afrika motion’s Networking Drinks at My Hotel (5.30pm – 9pm).
Brapp will be throwing Friday’s BMC Official Official after party at Patterns. Headlining the night will be the award winning Grime, Dnb, Rap hybrid collective known as LEVELZ. With one of the best live shows in the country, Manchester’s most upfront collective of producers, MCs and DJs will be serving up a heated platter of incredible dubs, bars & energy. Full Live Show featuring: Biome, Black Josh, Bricks, Chimpo, Chunky, Fox, Jonny Dub, Metrodome, Rich Reason, Skittles, Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa, and T-Man. Brapp will also present 64 Bar MC Showcases. They’ve handpicked a selection of emerging and legendary Hip Hop & Grime artists from all over the UK to showcase their skills in a 64 bar showcase (Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester and London will all be represented on the night). Each artist will be filmed and multitrack recorded for official release as one-take live appearances on Brapp’s Records & YouTube channel. The evening will be hosted by Foreign Beggars frontman & Brapp co-founder Orifice Vulgatron alongside Brighton’s Tom Hines (Slip Jam Crew)..
Wiggle return to hold their 23rd birthday party with On The House BMC Party with Pioneer DJ and Kuvo at Al Duomo (5pm – 6pm). DJs include Magnus Asberg, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Andy Blake, Rob Anderson, Lucas Hulan, Felipe Kastegliano, Dylan Debut, Liz Edwards, Joe Volpeliere, Corin Martin, Simon Atkinson, and Beatsworkin.
Wednesday 26th April
AFEM Networking & BMC Welcome Drinks – The Tempest – 6pm – 10.30pm
DJ’s from MVMT label
Thursday 27th April
Constant Circles Label Showcase and Exhibition – No Walls Gallery – 11am – 7pm
PRS for Music Networking Party – BLOCK (formerly Neighbourhood) – 6pm – 8pm
DJ’s – W.H.A.T.A.M.I / Timo Garcia / Magnus Asberg
Toolroom Drinks – Dead Wax 6pm – 8pm
Native Instruments – Traktor cookery school – invite only – Vine Street Studios 7pm – 11pm
Wunderground – Brighton Pier – 7:30pm – 11.30pm
Free entry for BMC passes and anybody that comes dressed as Cilla Black. £5 for everybody else…
Take with Patrick Topping BMC 2017 After Party – The Arch – 10pm – 6am
Friday 28th April
Constant Circles Label Showcase and Exhibition – No Walls Gallery – 11am – 7pm
Horus Music Networking Party – BLOCK- 6pm – 11pm
DJs Seamus Haji, Holly Price and Steve Butch Jones
Afrika Motion Networking Drinks – My Hotel – 5.30pm – 9pm
Wiggle / On The House – Aldumo – 6pm – 5am
Berlin Brighton – Green Door Store – 11pm – 4am
Brapp x BMC presents LEVELZ + more – Patterns – 8pm – 4am
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BMC16 saw attendance substantially increase once again, attracting thousands of industry professionals and those looking to make a career within the music business. BMC16 talks and panels featured speakers from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Vine, Spotify, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Beatport, PRS for Music, Coda, AFEM, NTIA, Mixcloud, Toolroom, Hospital, Believe Digital, Pioneer, Korg, Roland, BIMM, AEI Media, Shogun Audio, GAK Audio, Wunderground, and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.
In addition to housing the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers including Korg, the Gak Playground (with Pioneer, Steinberg, SCV, Focusrite, Novation, Native Instruments, Ableton, and Focal), Roland, Yamaha Music Europe, DJ Mag, Northbrook College, Dubzoo, Horus Music, ACS Custom, Mansworld, BIMM, CM Sound, Element 5, Next Audio Labs, Sound On Sound magazine, Wax Unity, Traction Sound, Help Musicians UK, Nova Distribution, Eve Audio, Warm Audio, Dreadbox, Chandler, Fredenstein, EMTO, Evolution Domes, and K&S Technology.
Native Instruments’ Native Sessions platform ran Production Seminars in the Founders Room and Production Workshops in the Mezzanine Bar on both days, with workshops, demonstrations, and talks covering Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Loopmasters, Moog, SSR’s Reaktor course, and much more. Interviewees included electronic music legend, Tom Middleton, Henry Cross – the technical mastermind behind live stage shows from Massive Attack and the Chemical Brothers, and Pete Boxsta, while further artists who gave an insight into their creative process included Kirk Degiorgio, Icicle, Prolix, Ulterior Motive, Capsun, Hannah V, and Prime Cuts.
The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including the BMC Afterparty with Take featuring Seth Troxler at The Arch, and Wunderground Bingo on Brighton Pier on the Thursday. Mute, in association with BMC, took over Brighton’s Patterns on the Friday for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night also saw English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia, and Wiggle and On The House teamed up to present their annual Brighton Music Conference party by the sea.