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Brighton Music Conference Announce Full Programme for 11th Edition

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A GUY CALLED GERALD, A MAN CALLED ADAM, CRAZY P, DJ PAULETTE, EROL ALKAN, FLAVA D, HEIDI, MR C, SAYTEK, SOLAH, SMOKIN JO

  • Over 200 industry leading professionals taking part in panels and workshops
  • Keynote Interviews with Erol Alkan, A Guy Called Gerald and Danielle Moore and Chris Todd from Crazy P.
  • New and improved ‘A&R Sessions’ headed up by prolific DJ / Producer Steve Mac
  • 8 networking events at some of Brighton’s best loved venues (all within easy walking distance)
  • 4 exclusive pod parties on the iconic Brighton i360 observation tower with Bushwacka!, Erol Alkan, Fabric and Hospital Records.

The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s leading electronic music and networking event is excited to announce the full programme for its 11th edition.  Taking place at the prestigious Brighton i360 complex and various venues around the city from 22nd to 24th May 2024, BMC will once again bring together Industry-leading professionals and present a programme of insightful talks, workshops and networking events.

This year’s event will include Keynote Interviews with internationally renowned artists Erol Alkan, A Guy Called Gerald, Danielle Moore and Chris Todd from Crazy P. Other sessions include two DJ Q&As featuring a host of top artists including DJ Paulette, Danny Byrd, Heidi, Justin Robertson, Mr. C, Matt Jam Lamont, SYREETA and Smokin Jo and two all-star Producer Q&As with A Guy Called Gerald, Funk D’Void, Just Her, Particle, Saytek, Seb Zito, Shadow Child, Steve Mac and Sally Rodgers from A Man Called Adam, plus a Label Q&A with Hospital Records and 20 years of Shogun Audio.

The Association for Electronic Music will present two sessions on The DJ Touring Landscape and AI & Your Audience, Harm Reduction: Health, Hearing & Wellbeing will be discussed with ACS,  Beatport will present their Annual Report, Cavendish Music will host a conversation with Commercial Artists Writing For Sync, Data Transmission’s Grahame Farmer will deep dive into all things Social Media, Inflyte will explore the question ‘Is the Algorithm Truly Listening?’, the Label Radar session will share key strategies to make your demos resonate in What Labels Are Actually Looking For?, shesaid.so and NOWIE will tackle the topic of Working in Live, Point Blank will present a Track Breakdown of Frankie Knuckles ‘Your Love’ with Ski Oakenfull and AlphaTheta (Pioneer DJ) will be showcasing the OMNIS-DUO all-in-one DJ system and the WAVE-EIGHT DJ speaker.

If that wasn’t enough other topics being featured in this year’s jam-packed programme include; A&R, DIY and Self Release, Management, Marketing, Neurodivergence, Podcasts, Radio’s role in the electronic music landscape, Resident DJs, Ticketing, Vocals and much more. AIM, FUGA, Listen Up Therapy, NTIA, PRS, PPL, Skiddle and Steinberg will also be hosting sessions which will be announced soon.  BMC also supports the charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life who present an update on their latest projects and how they use the power of music to change lives and save lives. View the BMC 2024 programme here

BMC are also excited to present the new and improved ‘A&R Sessions’ which will feature over 30 labels across different genres giving more opportunities for immediate feedback with leading A&Rs in the electronic music industry. Headed up by the prolific DJ and music producer Steve Mac the ‘A&R Sessions’ will take place at The Tempest Inn on Brighton’s beachfront with a relaxed, friendly environment, where up and coming producers will have the opportunity to book one-to-one sessions with the labels of their choice.

The legendary pod parties at BMC are exclusive events held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower. This year’s Pod lineup will feature 4 exclusive networking events supported by AlphaTheta hosted by Bushwacka! and Hospital Records featuring Flava D, Texas and SOLAH on Thursday 23rd May and Erol Alkan presented by Inflyte on Friday followed by the Fabric reunion as the finale with Terry Francis and Howie B and Keith Reily back to back.

Networking is a big part of the BMC ethos and there are plenty of opportunities to meet industry colleagues and connect with like-minded people at the many exclusive networking parties at some of Brighton’s best-loved venues,  The official BMC Welcome Party will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at the Tempest Inn, one of Brighton’s best loved beach bars.  Hosted by AFEM the event will give attendees the opportunity to network and enjoy the sunset and sea views with complimentary canapes and drinks from 7pm and music courtesy of Mr C, Mutiny, Amber Jolene (Live PA), Queen B and Sarah France.

After each day of the conference, there will be a variety of networking events at some of Brighton’s best love venues. On Thursday, DJs getting the party started while guests enjoy the sunset on the i360 Top Deck from 5pm will be Carly Wilford, Just Her, Sarah Monument and Zoe Vice.  PRS for Music will host a networking event at The Hotel Pelirocco from 6pm with special guest DJs Brandon Block, Wildblood & Queenie, Caroline the DJ, Ifeoluwa and Harold Heath. Local label Jack Said What  / Out Yer Box will also host a networking mixer from 6pm at The Break Point Cafe with DJs Evl Tom and A-Sides (Hip-Hop set).  shesaid.so will also return to host a networking breakfast event in collaboration with the NTIA on Thursday morning at the i360 complex giving attendees the chance to make some new connections in a relaxed chilled environment before the conference kicks off.

On Friday, Grahame Farmer will kickstart your day with Blueprint breakfast, a special round table session at the i360 complex for up and coming DJs and artists to build their careers. The NTIA will host a networking event in association with ACS at The Tempest Inn with special guest DJs A Guy Called Gerald, Alex P, Dorian Flagrant, Flambe, Mikee Hollywood, Richard Earnshaw, Ridney, Steve Taylor from 6pm. Decadance will also take over Block Bar from 6:30pm broadcasting live with live sets from Kirbs, Kadio, Koipino, Charmain Love and special guest DJ tba.

If that wasn’t enough, BMC has teamed up with the beachfront underground electronic music venue The Arch for two special events. On Thursday 23rd May Crazy P Soundsystem will be headlining the main evening event as part of the conference programme. With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years. Fusing slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs, shimmering pop moments; this is dance music with a voice, a heart, and soul. Crazy P Soundsystem will be on stage at 10.30pm. Support from NOLAN & English Disco Lovers’ Sam Moffatt.  On Friday 24th May, BMC and Inflyte present Erol Alkan, Funk D’Void, Size and Friends. Celebrating 10 years of Inflyte Room 1 will feature Erol Alkan, Funk D’Void, Paul Inflyte with Room 2 hosted by Size featuring Larnie B2B Robin, Lola, POoK, Rockets and The Lovely Lucinda.

For the official After Party on Saturday 25th BMC Presents G3T LOO5E in the Bunkr with SAYTEK Live, Larnie,  Nina Carina, Lebby, Chema Gonzalez b2b Brunonumerouno Robin.

Full list of confirmed speakers and artists (In alphabetical order):

Abel Reynolds (Finger Lickin), Adam Carter (Exclusive Promo), Adam Griffin (Perfect Havoc), A Guy Called Gerald, Alex Grey (Cavendish Music), Alexander Church (Configurations of Self), Alex Branson (ABC Music Podcast/Beatport), Alex P,  A Man Called Adam, Amber D, Amber Jolene (Defected/LNOE), AmyElle (DJ/Producer), Amy Jayne (1985 Music), Andrew Beaton (Composer), Arnie Wrong, Badger (Critical Music, 20/20LDN, Neosignal Recordings), Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols), Belinda Matwali, Ben Andrewes (Cavendish Music), Bessi Massey, Bill Brewster (DJ History), Brandon Block, Britt Timmerman (Curve), Bushwacka!, Cam Fyall (Ninja Tune), Carl Loben (DJ Mag), Carly Heath, Carly Wilford, Caroline the DJ, Carter (Slap That Sound), Chad Jackson, Charlotte De Vega (Material Music), Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Cimone Fagan (Shogun Audio), Clara Suess (Suess Media), Claudia Piazza (Maison Riche Artist Management), Colin Dale, Crazy P, Damien Platt (Glasgow Underground), Daniel Curpen (Anjunadeep), Danny Byrd, Danielle Moore (Crazy P), Danny Byrd (Hospital Records), Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown), Dave Pearce, Dave Philpot (Republic of Sync), Dean Marsh (Creative Law & Business), DJ Paulette, Dorian Perron (Groover), Dr. Janek Meyn (AIDAR), Dulcie Weaver, Duncan King (Skiddle), Ed Brew (Beatport), Ellie Scougal (Inside the USB podcast), Ellie Talebian (DJ/Presenter), Emily Hornbuckle (One House), Erol Alkan, Evl Tom (Evil Nine), Fay Barton (Mizbee), Faye Lawrence (Grape), Finlay Johnson (AFEM), Flava D, Friction, Frances Barber Shillito (FRNT MGMT), Funk D’Void, Gareth Deakin (Sonorous), Gareth Mellor (FUGA), Gemma Farrington (Sentric), George Fleming (Save Our Scene), Gi3MO, Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission), Harold Heath, Hannah Warnes (One House), Heidi, Heiko Hoffmann (The Orchard), Helena Gagern (Salsa), Helen Mubert (Mubert), Hilit Kolet (Faith/Rekids), Holly Sheppard (FUGA), Ian Baird (Brighton & Hove City Council), Ifeoluwa, Irma de Wind (Music Supervisor), Irvine Welsh, Isaac Bentata (Equ.is), James Holdsworth (LNADJ), James Wiltshire (Freemasons / F9), JFB (3xDMC World Champion), J-Felix (Tru-Thoughts), Jess Bays (Superstore Records), Joanna Phillips (Another Rhythm), Johnny Scratchley (Gentleman’s Dub Club), Jonny Lee (LNADJ), Jono Heale (ACS), Judge Jules, Jules Pinkney, Just Her, Justine Taylor (DnB Allstars), Justin Robertson, Justin Rushmore, Keith Reilly (Fabric), Keir Tyrer (K-Tee), Katherine Ellis (Songsiren Music Limited), Katie Knight (Can U Put Me On Guestlist podcast), Kelli-Leigh (You Know My Voice Podcast), Keturah Cummings (Forward Slash), Krafty Kuts, Lara Baker (FUGA), Lizzie Curious, Leon La Rosa (Select Radio), Leon Stephens (Beatport), Lex Luca (OpenDAW Talks), Lola (Size), Marina Palacios (Beatport), Mariana Brandão (Casperaki), Mark Stafford (Lee & Thompson), Matt Johnson (The Pool London), Matt Lally [Hospital Records), Matt Jam Lamont, Matt Johnson (The Pool London), Maya D (Hospital Records), Maya De N’Yeurt (Hospital Records), Michael Grierson (The House Poet), Michael Kill (NTIA), Mickey Jukes (1BTN), Mikee Hollywood, Miss C. (Chloe Sinclair), Mr C, Naomi Bressani (Republic of Music), Neal Lewis (The Drop.), Neil Bainbridge (Neighbourhood PR), Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity), NOLAN (Mobilee / Faith), Oscar Tremain (RightsHUB), Oscar Kriek (Ticketswap), Particle (Critical Music), Paul Hamill (Inflyte), Paul Wells (Elite Music Management), Pola & Bryson, Richard Earnshaw, Queen B, Reece EVPRO, Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts), Rob Woodward, Rowetta (Happy Mondays), Roxanne Oak (PPL), Roxy Roberts (Hear No Evil Management), Sami Qureshi, Sarah Monument, Sarah Moxom (Phoenix Staffing Ltd), Saranne Tardelli-Reid (Sample Clearance Services), Scott Garcia (Kiss FM), Scott Diaz (NITELIFE Audio), Sean Brosnan (Material), Sebastian Mann (Tracklib), Seb Zito, Shadow Child, Shannon Herber (Campaign / Wise River Consulting), Shyam P (Saved),  Siala Stathopoylos (Skiddle), Silvia Montello (CEO Voicebox /remarQabl), Simon Birkumshaw (The Circuit Group), Simon Clarkson (Primary Talent), Si Truss (Future Music), Ski Oakenfull, Smokin Jo, Sophia Wardman (Ayita), Stanley Li (Point Blank), Stanton Warriors, Steve Mac, Steve Parry (SMP3 Promo), Steven Braines (HE.SHE.THEY), Storm Mollison (Rinse FM), Stuart Patterson (Faith), Sujon Ahmed (Trooh Hippi), SYREETA (HE.SHE.THEY), Tammy Tinawi (Cavendish Music), Tarmeet Grewal (FRTYFVE), Taz Mattar (Cavendish Music), Terence Daniel (PPL), Terri-Siân Lugosi (Select Security & Stewarding), Tintin Chambers (OpenLab) TJ Campbell (Hospital Records), Tom Shea (Defected), Toni Tambourine (Tambo PR), Vijay Anand (LNADJ), Wildblood & Queenie.

Speakers and representatives confirmed from industry leading companies including; (In alphabetical order):

1985 Music, 1BTN, 20/20LDN, ABC Music Podcast, ACS Custom, AFEM, AIM, AIDAR, AlphaTheta, Anjunadeep, Another Rhythm, Armada Music, Audio Rehab, Axtone, Ayita, Brighton & Hove City Council, Beatport, Can U Put Me On Guestlist podcast, Casperaki, Cavendish Music, Cintapinto, Constant Circles, Creative Law, Critical Music, Crucast, Curve, Cubism, Data Transmission, Decadance, Defected Records, DJ History, DJ Mag, DnB Allstars, Downtown, Elite Music Management, Exclusive Promo, Faith Fanzine, Fat Cat Records, Finger Lickin, Forward Slash, Freakin 909, FRNT MGMT, FRTYFVE, FUGA, Future Music, Global Publicity, Glasgow Underground, Grape, Groover, Hear No Evil Management, Helix, HE.SHE.THEY, Hospital Records, Key Production, Krafted, Inflyte, Inside the USB podcast, Jack Said What, Jalapeno Record, Kiss FM, Label Radar, Lee & Thompson, Listen Up Therapy, LNADJSML, Maison Riche Artist Management, Material, Mesh, Mixo, Motive Unknown, Mubert, Neosignal Recordings, NITELIFE Audio, Ninja Tune, NTIA, One House, OpenDAW Talks, OpenLab, Out Yer Box, Pioneer DJ, Phoenix Staffing Ltd, Point Blank, PPL, Primary Talent, PRS for Music, R&S Records, Recovery World Collective, Red Giant Records, Republic of Music, Republic of Sync, Rhythm Cult, RightsHUB, Rinse FM, Roomsonics, Salsa.me, Sample Clearance Services, Saved, Save Our Scene, Select Radio, Select Security & Stewarding, Sentric, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Size, Skiddle, Sleazy Deep, SMP3 Promo, Soma Records, Songsiren Music Limited, Sonorous, Suess Media, Sunflower Records, Superstore Records, Steinberg, Sync Vault, Tambo PR,  Ticketswap, Toolroom Records, Tracklib, The 999 Club, The Circuit Group, The Drop., The Orchard, The Pool London, Trooh Hippi, Tru Thoughts, Trusted Rhythm Records, Voicebox, VoltaXR, Wise River Consulting, You Know My Voice Podcast.

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