Brighton Music Conference (BMC19) announces speakers including David Morales, Ultra Music & Defected

News: 14th February 2019 by Louise Dodgson under Music Training & Careers

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced 180 plus speakers from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries will appear at the 2019 event at British Airways i360 beachfront centre on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2019; with the full programme of this year’s taking place from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th April at venues across the city.

The UK’s foremost electronic music conference will feature speakers from record labels Defected, Ultra Music, Glasgow Underground, R&S Records and Toolroom, joined by artists David Morales (keynote talk), Friction, Danny Rampling, Huxley, Sam Divine, Low Steppa, Marshall Jefferson, Storm, Tom Middleton, Brandon Block, Jubilee, Kevin McKay, Rebekah, Leftwing & Kody, Carl Finlow, and author, playwright and musician Irvine Welsh returning for a second year.

The conference will also be joined by key figures from AFEM, Beatport, BIMM, DJ Growth Lab, Focusrite Novation, Help Musicians UK, Loopmasters, Pioneer DJ, PRS for Music, Scan Pro Audio, Sharp Stream, Skiddle, and Horus Music (panel sponsor). Charity partners include Audio Active, Help Musicians UK, and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Conference partners include new headline sponsor Scan Pro Audio, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, Data Transmission, DJ Mag, Focusrite Novation, Horus Music, Loopmasters, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ, Plug In Boutique, PRS for Music, Sharp Stream, Skiddle, and Ultra Music plus contributors 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.

Following its most successful year in 2018, Brighton Music Conference will be taking over the British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront for the first time, utilising the whole of the centre’s facilities, with exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower.

The beachfront complex will play host to two Pro Conference theatres, the Academy theatre, Focusrite Novation workshop theatre hosting demonstrations and talks, Toolroom Academy, Pioneer DJ networking hub, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone. BMC19 will also host 20 evening and networking events (full details to be released soon).

With over 60 panels and talks, and 180 speakers, BMC19 will feature in depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry including The Big Debate ‘Is Greed Killing The Dancefloor?’ PRS for Music on ‘Developing Your Music Career and Understanding Royalty Streams’ (Academy), and “Getting Paid When DJs Play Your Music” (Professional); ‘The Power/Relevance & Influence Of The Smart Speaker For The Future Of Digital Audio Broadcasting’ presented by Sharp Stream; AFEM on ‘Touring Tips And Pitfalls’ and ‘Tech Watch’ and Horus Music hosting ‘Making Money Abroad’ plus panels including ‘Marketing & Social strategies in 2019’.

BMC’s sixth edition also features the specialised exhibition hall including the DJ and music tech scene’s leading suppliers, technology companies and service providers (further information to be announced).

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