Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s foremost electronic music and networking event is excited to be the first music industry conference to take place in 2020, uniting the electronic music industry to collaborate, inspire and find solutions to support business during the pandemic.
Taking place from 1st to 2nd October, the award-winning event will return to the prestigious British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront for its seventh edition with the addition of a new ‘online virtual pass’ to access the conference online in partnership with Beatport.
In order to comply with the new guidelines both venue & theatre capacity has been reduced accordingly and the team have been working hard to finalise the updated BMC programme to maintain the high level of panels and talks, with key industry speakers.
The beachfront complex will host three theatres featuring in-depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry such as ‘the new normal’, diversity, mental health, streaming, the environment and current music and business trends. The Label Lounge A&R Sessions also returns for its second year at BMC, partnering with the Association of Independent Music.
View full program here.
In addition to the physical conference, BMC are also introducing a new ‘online virtual pass” to access all the conference panels and content online. There will also be exclusive events in unique locations including 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower. More info coming soon.
All artists and speakers confirmed for 2020 event (In alphabetical order):
Albie Saliba, Alon Shulman, Anna Russell, Aryana Neo, Archie Hamilton, Ben Rush, Carl Cox (via video link), Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Charlotte Ambrose, Charlotte Spillerova, Chris Goss, Christopher Davies-Smith, Claire Rose, Clara Suess, Damion Pell, Darius Syrossian, Dean Marsh, DJ Kitty, DJ Paulette, DJ Rae, DJ Rap, Ellie Taliban, Faithless, Fleur Shore, Freddy Masters, Georgia Roberts, Gordon Mac, Grahame Farmer, Greg Marshall, Habs Akram, Harold Heath, Harriet Jaxxon, Heiko Hoffmann, Irvine Welsh, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jake Shillingford, Jasmine Kent-Smith, Jay Forster, Jay Hill, Jeff Gray, John Gold, Josh Butler, Joshua, Judy Griffith, Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules, Jumpin Jack Frost, Just Her, Krafty Kuts, Lee Morrison, Leftwing:Kody, Lutz Leichsenring, Mark Knight, Mark Radford, Markus Saarländer, Martha Cleary, Matt King, Michael Kill, Mike Mannix, Mike Seddon, Mitch Davis, Neil Evans, Nick Lawrence, Nikki McNeill, Niks Delanacy, Nolan, Nomine aka Outrage, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, Nurve, Orbital, Patrick Cloherty, Paul Ridney, Pete Jordan, Prok & Fitch, Phutek, Raj Ramanandi, Reju Sharma, Rich NxT, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Rowetta, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sam Taylor, Samantha Warren, Sara Al Hamad, Seb Zito, Serge Santiago, Shino Parker, Silvia Montello, Simon Birkumshaw, Simon Hills, Ski Oakenfull, Sophie Bloggs, Stanton Warriors, Steph, Steve Nickolls, Steven Braines, SUAT, Suddi Raval, Susan Gloy-Kruse, Tammy Tinawi, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, Yousef, Wax Worx, Waze & Odyssey.
Over 200 speakers and representatives confirmed including (In alphabetical order): AFEM, AIM, Amnesia, Audio Rehab, AudioLock, BBC Music Introducing, Beatport, Believe, Berlin-Brighton, BIMM, Black Blandcamp, Blackburn Raves, Blokur, Cavendish Music, Choppersaurus, Clintons, Clubcommission, CMU, Creative Law & Business, Data Transmission, Data Transmission Radio, Decoded, DJ Mag, Do Not Sleep, Education & Bass, Fabric, Funktion One, Global Publicity, Grade Management, Help Musicians UK, he.she.they, Hospital Records, Hypeddit, Iconic Underground Magazine, InChorus, Keep Hush, Lime Blue Music, Loft Sessions, Loopmasters, LWE, Mi-Soul, Motion Artists, NTIA, Point Blank, PRS for Music, Rights Hub, RSH Audio, Selador, Sentric Music, Shanghaied, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Skint, Tik Tok, Toolroom Records, Tru Thoughts, Twitch, TWTMEGP, Ultra Music, United We Stream, plus more to be announced…
Some words of support from some of BMC‘s partners and friends:
“It’s great that the Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is happening at the start of October. The electronic music industry has been one of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus Crisis, and it’s important that networking/information-sharing events such as BMC are held — in a safe way — in order for the industry to work together and seek solutions to emerge out the other side.” – Carl Loben, DJ Mag Editor
“We support BMC in its decision to move the conference back to the 1st/2nd October 2020, adhering to the safety measures in line with Government Regulations, with a focus on ensuring the event can take place in a safe environment, Brighton Music Conference is one of the shining lights of the music industry, its commitment to industry education, technology and talent has stood testament to its growth and success over the last 7 years” – Michael Kill, CEO NTIA
“Brighton Music Conference is set to run at the start of October and will be the first physical electronic music conference in many months. From discussions with the organisers, they are planning an inspiring educational event with robust safety standards for the industry to share knowledge and know-how to build a positive future for the scene.” – Greg Marshall, AFEM General Manager
“The news that BMC is going ahead in October is a much-needed boost for the electronic music industry. Finally, a chance to come together in-person to network while knowing our safety is being taken seriously. We can start talking, paving the way for solutions. The collaboration of the industry will allow us to move forward together” – Della Rush, AudioLock Chief Operating Officer
Save the date for BMC 2020 1st and 2nd October with more info on the event program updates to follow.