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  • UK’s foremost electronic music conference, Brighton Music Conference in association with Scan Pro audio will be held at the British Airways i360 beachfront centre and i360 Pod observation tower and various venues in Brighton from Wednesday 24th– Saturday 27thApril.
  • BMC announces artists including David Morales (key note talk), Paul Oakenfold (30thanniversary of 2ndSummer of Love interview), Irvine Welsh, Marshall Jefferson, Danny Rampling, Huxley, Friction, DJ Storm, Leftwing & Kody, Kevin McKay, Carl Finlow, Tom Middleton, Brandon Block, Rebekah, Norman Jay MBE, and Jubilee.
  • Over 200 speakers and representatives announced from Scan Pro Audio, BBC Radio 1, PRS for Music,BIMM, AFEM, Defected, Ultra Music, Glasgow Underground, R&S Records, Glitterbox, Toolroom, Beatport, DJ Growth Lab, Believe Distribution, Focusrite Novation, Help Musicians UK, Loopmasters, Pioneer DJ, SharpStream, Skiddle, Hospital Records, Horus Music, LNADJ and many more.
  • Professional Programme talks and panels including The Big Debate: ‘Is Greed Killing The Dancefloor’; CMU presents Article 13;PRS for Musicon ‘Getting Paid When DJs Play Your Music’; Sharp Stream on ‘The power/relevance & influence of the smart speaker for the future of digital audio broadcasting’; AFEM on ‘Touring tips and pitfalls’ and Horus Music hosting ‘Making money abroad’.
  • Academy programme talks and panels including You’ve Made Your Music, Now What?’’Label Q&A – 15 Years Of Shogun’ withFriction; ‘Copyright & Sampling In Dance Music’ panel;an interview withShadow Child, Beatport Q&A, and‘2ndSummer Of Love’, an interview discussion with Paul Oakenfold.
  • Toolroom Academy will return on Thursday 25thApril to BMC for a full day of demo drop-ins and workshops at The Arch. 
  • BMC’sThe Label Lounge in association with AIM on Friday 26thApril,comprising A&R feedback sessions at The Tempest Inn. Some of the biggest house labels A&Rs including Skint, Cr2, Glasgow Underground, Champion, Sola, Axtone, Solotok, Audio Rehab, Realm, &Friends, Basement Sounds, Wired, Daylight Robbery, Shanghaied and more to be announced.
  • Tech exhibition includes Focusrite/Novation, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Loopmasters, Sharp Stream, Steinberg and more. 
  • Focusrite / Novation to host demonstration theatre with talks and workshops with Rebekah and Alex Arnout and more. 
  • BBC Radio 1 Newsbeatwill be broadcasting live from the iPod 360 on Friday evening.
  • Networking events include AFEM presents BMC opening,Women In Dance Music & Native Instruments in i360 Pod; Data Transmission & Shanghaied, Novation/Help Musicians UK/Native Instruments with Renaat Vanpapeliere (R&S Records), BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat live broadcast, Ultra Records/WDM/, Changing Faces live radio broadcast.
  • BMC Official Parties includeShogun Audio & Elevate – Wonderland – David Morales, Marshall Jefferson, Freakin 909, Steve Mac, Wax Worx, Pablo Contraband, Timo Garcia & DJ Growth Lab at The Arch;Friction, Culture Shock, Technimatic present Through The Hours, Deadline at The Arch;Wiggle 25thbirthday party at Hideout; Tech-Noir 10thbirthday party with Kevin McKay; English Disco Lovers – Danny Rampling & Sam Moffatt at Komedia; Marco Bernardi, Alex Jann, A-Future, Sync 24, Kirsti Null, Void, & Alex Downeyat The Hub; Berlin – Rebekah, Markus Saarlander, Lola, Monica & Pookat The Green Door Store; Jubilee (Radio 1), Bacchus, Bklava & Layce at Patterns. Take Time with Carl Finlow, Transparent Sound, Point B and Take Time residents at Railto; Enzo Sifferdi & Friends at The Tempest; Nicolas Lutz, Charles Green, Mehtola, J-Felix & Wild Fantasy at Patterns.




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Brighton Music Conference (BMC19) in association with Scan Pro Audio has announced its programme of panel discussions, talks and seminars from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries, together with tech masterclasses, evening networking events and its nighttime party schedule for the6thEdition.

The UK’s foremost electronic music conference takes place at British Airways i360 beachfront centre on Thursday 25thand Friday 26thApril 2019; with the full programme running fromWednesday 24thto Saturday 27thApril at venuesacross the city.

The i360 conference site, sponsored by Scan Pro Audio, features BMC Professional Conference Theatres 1 and 2sponsored by SharpStream, Pioneer DJ Academy TheatreandFocusrite/Novation theatre, which are open to all ticket goers and the official tech exhibition and music services Demo Zone. The beachfront Pioneer DJ Networking Hubbar is available for use by all conference goers, and the British Airways i360 pod will host invite-only networking parties with BBC Radio 1, Native Instruments, Women in Dance Music Collective, and Ultra Records.Pioneer are hostingworkshops this yearin the Academy Theatre, which will also feature aBIMMsponsored ‘2ndSummer of Love’discussion with Paul Oakenfold,DJ Growth Lab’s‘Meet The Mentors’session has been announced for Professional Theatre 2as well as a Label Q&As with Defectedand Ultra Recordsand a ‘Sound Healing’ workshopfeaturingTom Middleton.

BMC19’sProfessional Theatre 1 programmewill present in depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry including thePRS For Musichosted ‘Getting Paid When DJs Play Your Music’; AFEM presents ‘The Technology Shaping The Future Of Electronic Music’; The Big Debate ‘Is Greed Killing The Dancefloor?’ hosted byDJ Mag andWomen In Dance Music Collective, and Help Musicians UK presents: ‘Maintaining Mental Health In The Electronic Music Industry’.

BMC19’s Professional Theatre 2 sponsored by SharpStream programme will feature discussions about promoters’ mental health and the pressure regarding ticket sales vs. talent; the resident DJ, music marketing, and the Universal Power Of Soundpanel chaired byTony Andrews (Funktion One)will be returning for a second year, this time featuring Tom Middleton. There will also be label Q&As with Defected Recordsand Ultra Recordsand a DJ Q&A moderated by Stuart Knightfrom Toolroom.Beatportwill also be presenting their annual report (invite only).

BMC18’s Academy Programmecovers everything that emerging artists, DJs, producers, students and industry hopefuls need to know. The panels, talks and seminars include ‘You’ve Made Your Music, Now What?’’Label Q&A – 15 Years Of Shogun’ withShogun Audio MDKier Tyler, Frictionand Amy Jane, Head of Marketing; ‘Copyright & Sampling In Dance Music’ panel;an interview withShadow Child, Beatport Q&A, andBIMMschool sponsored ‘2ndSummer Of Love’, an interview discussion celebrating its 30thanniversary with Paul Oakenfold interviewed byAlon Shulman fromUniverseon ‘How Dance Music Took Over The World’.

Organisations and individuals confirmed to speak at BMC19include David Morales (key note talk), Paul Oakenfold, Irvine Welsh, Marshall Jefferson, Danny Rampling, Huxley, Norman Jay MBE, Friction, DJ Storm, Teebee, Leftwing & Kody, Kevin McKay, Carl Finlow, Tom Middleton, Brandon Block, Rebekah, and Jubilee.Over 200 speakers and representatives announced from Scan Pro Audio, BBC Radio 1, PRS for Music,BIMM, AFEM, Defected, Ultra Music, Glasgow Underground, R&S Records, Glitterbox and Toolroom, Beatport, DJ Growth Lab, Believe Distribution, Focusrite Novation, Help Musicians UK, Loopmasters, Hospital Records, Pioneer DJ, Sharp Stream, Skiddle, and Horus Music, LNADJ and many more. 

BMC’ssixth year also features a specialised exhibition zone including the DJ and music tech scene’s leading suppliers, technology companies and service providers. Focusrite,the best-selling audio interface brand together with keyboard and DJ hardware/software creatorNovation will be hosting their own Focusrite Novation Theatrethis year and running 9 workshops and talks across both days with producers Rebekah, Alan Arnout, Sean Tyas, -CALC-. South Of The Stars, Alex Jann, GLXY, Reset Robotand Sync 24. No separate ticket required.

BMCwill host Toolroom Academywith 5 production workshops and talks on Thursday 26thAprilat nearby The Archfeaturing, as well as demo drop-ins. Leading electronic music DSP,Beatport, will deliver its Annual Report during the conference as well as taking part in a Beatport brand Q&A.

BMC’sThe Label Lounge,in association with AIM,comprising A&R feedback sessions, will be held nearby at The Tempest Inn on Friday 26thApril, 159-161 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB. Some of the biggest house labels will be represented including Skintthe local label who signedFatboy Slim, Cr2, Glasgow Underground, Champion, Sola, Axtone, Solotok, Audio Rehab, Realm, &Friends, Basement Sounds, Wired, Daylight Robbery, Shanghaied and more to be announced. Producers will be booked in for 3 one to one slots with 3 of these labels on a first come first served basis, ordered upon ticket t purchase. BMC ticket holders can add a Label Lounge Bolt-On when booking online.

Neworking events this year including Wednesday 24thApril: AFEM presents BMC opening party with Ridney & others at The Tempest.Thursday 25thApril: Women In Dance Music & Native Instruments on in i360 Pod; Data Transmission & Shanghaied at Peliroco Hotel with Wax Worx, Sandor & Jo Jo Angel; Also PRS For Musicnetworking drinks in association with Novation/Help Musicians UK/Native Instruments with Samantha Togni, South Of The Stars, Alex Arnout, Renaat Vanpapeliere (R&S Records), Alex Jann & Efii in the i360 bar. Friday 26thApril: Radio 1 Newsbeat in i360 pod broadcasting live from Brighton; Ultra Records/WDM/SharpStream with DJs TBC, Changing Faces live radio broadcast with DJs at The Block.

BMC club events includeFriday 26thApril: Shogun Audio & Elevate – Friction, Culture Shock, Technimatic present Through The Hours, Deadline at The Arc; Wiggle 25thbirthday party – Clara Da Costa, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Magnus Asberg, Rob Anderson, Lucas Hulan & Martin Kling at Hideout; Tech-Noir 10thbirthday party – Kevin McKay, Nick Hook, Brody, Tony Waller & Pat Waller at TBC; English Disco Lovers – Danny Rampling & Sam Moffatt at Komedia; Marco Bernardi, Alex Jann, A-Future, Sync 24, Kirsti Null, Void, & Alex Downeyat The Hub; Berlin – Rebekah, Markus Saarlander, Lola, Monica & Pookat The Green Door Store; Jubilee (Radio 1), Bacchus, Bklava & Layce at Patterns. Saturday 27thApril: Take Time with Carl Finlow, Transparent Sound, Point B and Take Time residents at Railto; Wonderland – David Morales, Marshall Jefferson, Freakin 909, Steve Mac, Wax Worx, Pablo Contraband, Timo Garcia & DJ Growth Lab at The Arch; Enzo Sifferdi & Friends at The Tempest; Nicolas Lutz, Charles Green, Mehtola, J-Felix & Wild Fantasy at Patterns.

BMC exhibitors include Scan Pro Audio,BIMM, SharpStream, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Loopcloud, ACS, Pioneer DJ, Pioneer Pro Audio, Audeze, Korg, Reloop, Native Instruments, Akai, 3XS Systems, Lake People, Steinberg, Cubase, ACM, Help Musicians UK, Focusrite, Novation, KRK and Amplify 

Sponsors/partnersfor BMC19include: Scan Pro Audio, AIM, Believe Distribution, Beatport, AFEM, Data Transmission, DJ Mag, Element 5, Focusrite, Novation, Help Musicians UK, Horus Music, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, Loopmasters, Loopcloud, Monokrome Music, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ, Plugin boutique, PRSFor Music, Sharpstream, Skiddle, Ultra Records.

Headline sponsorScan Pro Audiohas been winning awards for its 3XS digital audio workstations (DAWs) for more than ten years. Experienced audio PC builders enhance the power; tweak the BIOS and software to work with studio equipment from keyboards and guitars through to DJ kit and PA equipment.




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BMC Academy Programme 2019

11am: You’ve Made Your Music.. Now What?!

It’s a valid question for all producers at any level.. In an ever-evolving music industry it’s hard to know what the best direction is to get your music out there. 
So we are going to discuss the various options open to you from setting up your own label, to signing to a traditional record label or going down the Sync route and getting your music heard on TV, Film & Television

Moderator: Timo Garcia aka Nolan (DJ / Producer)

Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground)

Robin Tabor aka Rob Made (Champion Records / Sleazy Deep Records)

Tammy Tinawi (Cavendish Music)

DJ Rae (DJ / Producer / Singer)

12pm: Scan Audio presents “Great mixdowns in a hotel room (or untreated studio)”

This panel will cover mix techniques, acoustics, speakers, room correction, headphones, amps, DAC’s & monitoring and comparison plugins

Moderator:Tom Autobot (ScanProAudio Studio Tech expert / Breakbeat and Drum & Bass producer)

Teebee (RAM Records)

Klaus Heavyweight Hill ((Ministry of Sound, Defected, Spinnin’) via Skype from Australia

1pm: Bedroom to Brand – Creating your identity as a DJ

How to define your artist persona and brand

Moderator: Carly Wilford (DJ / Presenter)

IMOGEN (DJ / Producer)

Emma Chambers (So Dark Its Light) / Conf (PR)

More TBA

2pm: Plugin Boutique Presents Vocal Processing with iZotope’s Nectar 3

Since the 2016 release of Track Assistant in Neutron, iZotope has been developing assistive audio technology designed to remove the guesswork from audio production and make it more efficient. One of our major goals as a company is to find solutions to eliminate time-consuming audio production tasks for our users so they can focus on their creative visions. With each new product release, iZotope expands on the range of products that feature this innovative technology and cement their places as the leaders in the field of intelligent DSP and machine learning based audio processing.

Rich Morson – iZotope Sales and Product Specialist

3pm: Beatport Q&A

Your chance to ask Beatport!

Heiko Hoffman (Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport)

Terry Weerasinghe(CPO, Beatport)

4pm: Developing Your Music Career and Understanding Royalty Streams (in association with PRS for Music)

Starting to think seriously about making music a full-time career? Learn about who can help you on that journey and where the revenues come from, courtesy of an experienced panel leaning on their skills in artist management, record labels, music publishing, accountancy and more.

Moderator: Ashley Howard (Dance Account Manager, “PRS for Music”)

Ewen McNeil (Skeet Kaye)

Sarah Mhamdi (Grade Management)

Dave Golder (CR2 Records)

LYZZA (DJ/Producer / Vocalist)

5pm: Copyright & Sampling In Dance Music

Best practices, sharing of experiences. Help & advice for delegates

Moderator: Ridney (Producer – Armada, Toolroom, Defected, Spinnin, MoS)

Richard Earnshaw (Soulfuric, Duffnote, one half of Spiritchaser)

Saranne Reid (Sample Clearance)

Sarah Favouritzm (Artist / Producer / Owner of Favouritzm)

Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground)


11am: Brighton Sound Social presents RELATIONSHIP HEAVEN – Better streamlined event promotions

How is the relationship between the various groups involved in putting together our large-scale music events such as Pride, Fringe, Great Escape, BMC, Paddle Round The Pier (to name a few) and the council helping to boost our local artists, venues and the wider music economy – and are there areas where improvements could be made which would impact more positively?

Moderator: Ant Nichols / Roxy Roberts – (Brighton Sound Social / Decadance)

Sarah Thomson (Patterns Music Venue)

Sam Hatter (Audio Active)

Ian Baird (Whiskey Bravo Productions Ltd)

Rob (Paddle Round The Pier)


12pm: AudioActive presents Artist Development in the Age of Streaming

We are discussing the music industry’s responsibility to develop young artists in an era where perceived success on streaming platforms is already visible from the first meeting with a label. If labels won’t develop artists, who will? What are the wellbeing implications for young artists dealing with the visible metrics of success from day one of their careers? How can we responsibly encourage young people to have a career in the music industry in the current climate?

Moderator: Max Wheeler (One half of Anushka, Music Leader for AudioActive inc. MD for Electric Youth Ensemble, Consultant behind Charanga’s award winning VIP Studio package)

Jack Stevens (SpectraSoul & AudioActive Alumni)

Aine Gradisher a.k.a Mei (18)  (currently one of 2 emerging artists on AudioActive artist development programme, Emerge)

1pm: Label Q&A – 15 Years of Shogun

Kier Tyler (Managing Director)


Amy Jayne (Head of Marketing)


2pm: Pioneer DJ / Dave Smith Toraiz SP-16 and AS1

In this session our demonstrator Sam Shepherd will be showing how the Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 can be used to construct a track on the fly incorporating the units sequencer and sampler capabilities with no need for a computer. He will cover all aspects of the Toraiz SP-16’s capabilities from browsing its internal sample library to applying sound effects including the legendary synth legend Dave Smiths filters. Sam will also cover the Pioneer DJ AS1 monosynth, also produced in conjunction with Dave Smith, and how you can create some twisted squelchy basslines and patterns. To end the session Sam will show how these 2 powerful products can work together to deliver an amazing performance.

3pm: Pioneer DJ DJS-1000

Sami Qureshi is here to demonstrate how Pioneer DJ’s new DJS-1000 live sampler can bring real-time track production to the DJ booth. He will show how you can sync the DJS-1000’s sequencer and performance pads to the rekordbox content being played through the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 as well as sampling the music being played in the CDJ’s and DJM for on the fly re-edits. He will also show how the form factor of the DJS-1000 is familiar territory for DJ’s sharing the same layout as the CDJ-2000NXS2 but with pads instead of jogwheel, giving them the confidence to step into the world of music production and performance.

4pm: Journeys By DJs’ – In Conversation With Shadow Child hosted by Sacha Wall, co-founder of Data Transmission Radio

Every DJ has a story of their journey to tell… 
In this session Sacha Wall, Controller and Co-founder of Data Transmission Radio delves deep into conversation with one of the biggest DJ names of today, the awesomeShadow Child– They’ll be chatting about where his love affair with the music began, the high points, the struggles, and how his journey has led him to become the artist we know and love today. 

5pm: The 2nd Summer of Love – How Dance Music Took Over The World. 

Paul Oakenfold in conversation with Alon Shulman plus Q&A

In association with BIMM Institute

A look at the past, present and future of dance music. Global superstar DJ, producer and artist Paul Oakenfold will be in conversation with Universe™ MD Alon Shulman, whose new book, ‘The Second Summer of Love’, is the definitive look at the birth and rise of dance music. They’ll be looking at how a bunch of lads on holiday in Ibiza ignited a global scene that rocked the establishment before emerging victorious, spawning a multibillion-dollar industry while continuing to inspire, change and shape every aspect of modern culture.



11am: PRS For Music Getting Paid When DJs Play Your Music 

An experienced panel will discuss how music creators get paid when their music is played in clubs and at festivals. This will cover the methodologies used for paying royalties, practical advice about submitting setlists and the progress being made through the adoption of music recognition technology to identify music.

Moderator:Ashley Howard (PRS For Music)

Marianne Galloway (Sentric Music)

Yuri Dokter (DJ Monitor)

Martin Maguire (PRS for Music) 


12pm: Last Night A DJ Saved My Life presents: Electronic Music Making A Difference & the launch of their new initiative, Get Equipped

Electronic music is becoming more socially responsible. LNADJ has gathered some industry leading figures & organisations to discuss what they’re doing, the motivation behind it & how you can get involved. LNADJ will also be launching their Get Equipped campaign.

Moderator: Ellie Talebian (WDMC, Eclectic Toolbox)

Jonny Lee (Founder, LNADJ)

Kai Cant (Founder, Abode Records)

Miri (Key Changes / Singer-Songwriter, Live Music Promoter)

More TBC

1pm: AFEM Presents: The Touring DJ – What You Need To Know Before You Go On Tour
The life of a touring DJ is often perceived as a glamorous one, however the reality is not always as it seems. AFEM’s panel of experts will discuss the complexities around visa applications, scheduling, logistics and understanding the importance of a healthy work-life balance whilst away from home.

Moderator: Pete Gooding – (Pete Gooding Management)

Ed Jenkins – (Grade Management)

Tamsin Embleton – (Music Industries Therapist Collective )

Jen Hammel (CAA)

Claire Spooner (Just Her)

2pm: The Big Debate hosted by DJ Mag & WDMC – Is greed killing the dance floor?

Moderators: Carl Loben (Editor, DJ Mag) & Jude Thompson (Co-founder, WDMC)

Andy Blackett (Fabric)

Norman Jay MBE

Damien Fell (Promoter)

More TBA

3pm: Electronic Music, a way of life

A conversation with some of the legends of Electronic Music culture for whom the industry has been far from just a job. From the birth of Acid House right through to the here and now, find out more about what made them take the plunge into music and how and why they are still doing it today. 

Moderator: Shino Parker (Tsumi / AFEM)

Renaat Vandepapeliere (R&S Records)

Irvine Welsh

Chris Abbot

DJ Paulette

4pm: Sharp Stream presents – Capitalising on Change: hear your content – everywhere

Stirring up interest in a radio show or podcast can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned professional. Audio content is now more accessible than ever before, covering almost every conceivable niche market and available from every corner of the world. Integral to this expansion is machine learning and the ever-changing digital audio landscape. This panel discusses how audio content producers and publishers can better equip themselves with a comprehensive and inclusive toolset to inspire listener engagement across all platforms. Areas of focus include existing industry standards and practises, understanding the capabilities and best practices of machine learning for digital audio & how to get the most out of both of these to increase audience engagement across the connected platforms of today and tomorrow.

Moderator: Dane Streeter (Sharp Stream)

Nina Condrun (Horus Music)

James Chang – (Audio Producer, DJ & Presenter – Changing Faces)

Mark McCulloch (Creator, The Spectacular Marketing Podcast)

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11am: AFEM Presents: Tech Horizon – The Technology Shaping the Future of Electronic Music

Algorithms, AI, streaming tech and big data are increasingly defining how our industry functions. AFEM brings together a wealth of experts to examine the opportunities and disruptive potential that such technology presents.

Moderator: Heiko Hoffman (Beatport)

Ralph Boege (Paradise Distribution)

Bindu de Knock (Cross Legal)

Kevin Bacon (Revelator)

Diarmuid Maloney (Rotor Videos)

Charlotte Wigham (LexBlock) 

12pm: Creative Law subject – Using Vocal Samples

The dynamic between a producer and vocalist is complex. Industry experts will explain the legal, contractual and musicological issues surrounding this creative relationship.

– if the vocalist wrote, or co-wrote the lyrics and/or topline, what share of copyright ownership should they have in the new composition?
-to what extent can the singer re-use their lyrics on other tracks?
-in what circumstances should the vocalist be entitled to receive a credit and if so, should it be “featuring” “and” or “vs”?
-what share of PPL income should the vocalist typically receive?
-what fee and/or royalty should be expected?
-how should that royalty be calculated?
-what costs should be recoupable as against the vocalist?
– conflicts between royalty provisions (PPD vs Profit spits)
-who should be accounting to the vocalist, the artist or their label?

Moderator: Dean Marsh (Creative Law)

Jules O’Riordan aka Judge Jules Global DJ

Andrew Sharland (Leading Partner Clintons)

Peter Oxendale (Forensic Musicologist Peter Oxendale Musical Services)

Fay Barton (Songwriter and vocalist)

Shino Parker (Tsumi Management)

1pm: Help Musicians UK presents: Maintaining mental health in the electronic music industry

In a discussion around the lifestyle that can accompany a career in the industry, challenges and support systems, we’ll hear the story of DJ-turned-practitioner Brandon Block as part of a panel of industry professionals.

Moderator: Aidan Culley (Health & Welfare Support Officer, Help Musicians UK )

Brandon Block

Claire Cordeaux (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine /BAPAM)

Angelique Sabine (Head of Student Services , BIMM Brighton)

Andy Franks (Music Support Trustee)

2pm: DJ Mag presents – SERIOUS BUSINESS

How do we convince the authorities that our culture is a legitimate artform?

Moderator: Ben Hindle (DJ Mag)

Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

Richard Zilma (Former Head of Amsterdam Dance Event)

3pm: ULTRA RECORDS – Label Q+A

4pm: Horus Music presents How to make money outside of the UK

This Panel will discuss what opportunities there are for dance music artists globally and not just in the UK. We will cover different sides of the business from publishing, touring, label and distribution perspectives. Our panellists will provide you with real-life examples of some of the challenges and obstacles they’ve overcome when entering new markets and share their success stories with you. We will discuss which of the emerging markets people should be keeping their eyes on and best practice for doing business in the global dance music industry. 

Moderator: Nina Condrun (Horus Music)

Deborah Smith (Anara Publishing)

Joanna Miles (FMLY Agency)

Daniel J Lee (NCS / No Copyright Sounds)

5pm: CMU presents Article 13

Everything you wanted to know about the dreadful Article 13.

Moderator: Chris Cooke (CMU)

John Mottram (PRS For Music)

Lucie Caswell (Featured Artists Coalition)

James Tobias (Reed Smith)



11am: Skiddle presents: Supporting promoters 

Skiddle’s recent survey into promoters’ mental health and well-being showed staggering results. They’ll discuss the stresses facing promoters, how to support others in the industry, and how to make the most of being a promoter. “

Moderator:Becca Frankland – Skiddle

John Rosstron – Association of independent promoters

Sarah Cole – AEI Group

Connor Heanue – Hideout Brighton


12pm: TBA


1pm: ‘The DJ residency’ – a discussion on the various forms of residencies and their place in music culture, hosted by Patterns.

‘The DJ residency’, a once simple term routed in the foundations of electronic music. The phrase ‘residency’ has gone on to evolve into a marketable tool, a defining platform for the success of artists’ careers, a word now integral to radio culture and a concept that is still developing, but at its heart it still remains the beating drum of music venues around the world. This panel will discuss how the term has evolved over the years and explore how it exists in the current climate of electronic music culture.

Moderator: Neil Ellis (Patterns Programming & Promotions Manager)

Charles Green (Patterns Resident & Agent at Elite Music Management)

Jess Farley (DJ, Music Marketing Consultant & Founder of Rhythm Sister)

Andy Lemay (Music Consultant & Audio Culture Director at Heard)

Josef Mehtola (Patterns Resident & Manager at Middle Floor Records):


2pm: DJ Q&A

Moderator: Stuart Knight (Toolroom)

Clara Da Costa


DJ Storm

Danny Rampling 

3pm: Music Marketing

What channels, strategies and tactics are working for marketers in 2019 & beyond?

Moderator: Keir Tyrer (MD Shogun Audio Group & NxtGen Management)

Neal Lewis (The Drop Digital)

Farhana Aboo (Head Of Marketing, AEI Group)

Myradh Comican (Marketing & Digital for: BLOND:ISH / Eats Everything / Patrice Bäumel / Sasha)

Ted May (Managing Director, eOne Music UK)

4pm: Beatport annual report (Invite Only)

Beatport present their annual report

Heiko Hoffman (Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport)

Terry Weerasinghe (CPO, Beatport)


11am: The Universal Power of Sound

“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Following on from last years packed discussion on how music can affect the world around us we are once bringing together forward thinking producers, sound designers and vibrational therapists to answer some of the questions around how frequency, sound and vibration can positively influence areas of our lives, personal evolution and the development ofhuman consciousness.
A panel discussion will present views, facts and evidence on the power of sound as an energetic frequency in our world and throughout the universe. There are many strands of physics that are looking into the effects that different frequencies have on matter and how we can utilise this knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
During the discussion we will bring together thought leaders and experts who have used science, technology and ancient techniques to prove the effects of sound on the world around us and musicians who use different patterns of rhythm and frequency to effect peoples mind, body and emotions.
Goals of the discussion are:
• Debate the science around cymatics and how frequency and vibration effect the physical world
• Discuss the effects on the human mind, body and emotions the different frequency ranges
• Debate the positive and negative stigma attached to music that does not fit into an entertainment category
• Discuss the technology available to assist people’s experience of music in new formats that could benefit their well-being (sensory rooms, audio visual, VR etc)
• Audience Q&A
After the presentation there will be an opportunity to demo sound healing products such as the Vibrasonic Bed from Holistic Audio (http://holisticaudio.org/) 

Moderator: Tracie Storey / 10 Sui

Seb Wild (Holistic Audio)

Tom Middleton

Tony Andrews (Funktion One)

12pm:DJ Growth Lab presents: Meet The Mentors 

Meet the team of industry experts from DJ Growth Lab that are offering their knowledge and experience to the next generation of professional artists, through online mentorship

Moderator: Danny Savage (Founder, DJ Growth Lab)

Saytek (DJ & Producer)

Claire Horseman (Business Coach & Mentor)

Brandon Block (DJ / Founder, Happy Days)

Fleur Woolford (Founder, Soul Heaven)

1pm: Producer Q&A

If you’re serious about making music and you’d like to improve as a producer and pursue your passion then why not give your career a push in the right direction. The Producer Panel is a must for you during BMC.

Moderator: Seamus Haji (Big Love)

Scott Diaz (DJ / Producer)

Just Her (DJ / Producer, Constant Circles)

Richard Earnshaw (DJ / Producer)

2pm: Help Musicians UK presents: Innovation and the industry – what might a career in electronic music look like in the future?

Join us for an interactive session to envision and forecast the future of the electronic music industry, to help us predict and identify the possible needs of creators for funders and educators.

Moderator: Julia Hayes (Head of the creative programme, Help Musicians UK)

Tristan Hunt (Regional Manager, AFEM)

Ben Bishop, (Events producer at The Yard / Music Researcher at Goldsmiths)

Cassandra Gurling (Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager,Drake Music)

3pm: Keynote with David Morales

Interview by Carl Loben (Editor, DJ Mag)

4pm: Label Q&A – Defected Records

Moderator: Melvo Baptise (Glitterbox)

Wez Saunders (CEO / MD)

Scarlett Pares Landells (PR & Promotions, Manager)

Adrienne Bookbinder (Publishing)

5pm: Talent or Tickets: A Promoter’s Pressure

This panel will discuss many elements of being a club/event promoter in the uk today. We’ll be discussing the ongoing relationship and dynamic between promoters, artists, agents, management and the clubber. 

Moderator: Damien Fell (The Arch / Boxed / Wonderland)

Alice Woods (Meat Free / Under One Roof)

Luke McGrovern (Made Festival / Weird Science)

Rosy Morris – Find Me In the Dark / Lobster Theremin

Friday 26thApril


BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat – In tune with the planet – on the i360 Pod.

In an age when the environment is on everyone’s minds how can the dance music world, from festivals to private jets, change its ways to help the planet? 30-minute seminar by Radio 1 Newsbeat followed by DJ set by GET SOME. 

Hosted by Jimmy Blake (BBC Radio 1)

Evening EventsVenue

Wednesday 24th April 18.00 – 23.00The Tempest
NETWORK – AFEM with DJs Ridney & Wax Worx

Thursday 25th Aprili360 pod
NETWORK – Radio 1 takeover WITH Native Instruments- 30 minute seminar followed by 45 minute DJ set from NI with WDMC)
Thursday 25th AprilPelirocco from 7pm
NETWORK – Data Transmission & Shangheid – Wax Worx, Sandor & JoJo Angel
Thursday 25th Aprili360 Bar
PRS FOR MUSIC NETWORK DRINKS with Novation/ Help Musicians UK / Native Instruments –  Samantha Togni, South Of The Stars, Alex
Arnout, Renaat Vandepapeliere, Alex Jann & Efii
Thursday 25th AprilThe Arch

Friday 26th Aprili360 Pod
minute seminar by Radio 1 Newsbeat followed by DJ set by GET SOME
Friday 26th Aprili360 Bar
NETWORK – Ultra Records / WDM / Sharp Stream with DJs DJ Rae, Embody, Madame
Electrifie, Roman Candles, Wax Worx & Yung Pretendr
Friday 26th Aprili360 Pod

Friday 26th AprilThe Arch
Shogun Audio- Friction, Culture Shock, Technimatic presetn Through the Hours, Deadline
Friday 26th AprilHideout
Wiggle – Clara Da Costa, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Magnus Asberg, Rob Anderson, Lucas Hulan, Martin Kling, 
Friday 26th AprilDoor 77
Tech-Noir 10th birthday party 
– Kevin McKay, Nick Hook, Brody, Tony Waller & Pat Waller
Friday 26th AprilKomedia
English Disco Lovers – Danny Rampling, Sam Moffit
Friday 26th AprilThe Hub
Marco Bernardi, Alex Jann, A-Future, Sync 24, Kirsti Null, Void, & Alex
Friday 26th AprilGreen Door Store
Berlin – Rebekah,  Markus Saarlander, Lola,
Monica & Pook
Friday 26th AprilPatterns
(Radio 1), Bacchus, Bklava & Layce
Saturday 27th AprilThe Arch
David Morales, Marshall Jefferson, Freekin 909, Steve Mac, DJ Growth Lab Residents
Saturday 27th AprilThe Tempest
BMC all stars / Big Love / iCulture party and Marshall Jefferson book signing
Saturday 27th AprilHideout
Saturday 27th AprilPatterns
Lutz, Charles Green, Mehtola,
J-Felix & Wild Fantasy
Saturday 27th April

Saturday 27th AprilRailto
Take Time presents Carl Finlow, Transparent Sound, Point B and Take Time residents



Sound design 101 for the Electronic Musician

Synth expert and Novation’s very own -CALC- demonstrates how to create classic patches from scratch centred around the Novation Peak. In an age where no genre is off limits for musical inspiration, having a solid foundation of patch building experience is key to creating something unique and personal in your music.

With many years of dedication to his craft, Brighton based artist -CALC- is no stranger to creating on the fly patches with his ever-evolving hardware based live show. This masterclass in synthesis and sound design is not to be missed.   

13:30/Alex Arnout:

Alex Arnout presents ‘A Creative Mindset’. A Modern exploration into Studio evolution and how to continually push your sound forward. 

As an artist and label A&R for Dogmatik & DMK, Alex has constantly developed his skill set as a DJ, producer and musician whilst being instrumental in developing the careers of others. His wealth of experience reaches all areas of the industry, from touring to session engineer, production and beyond.

This session will focus around a producer’s mind set and highlight potential obstacles that can occur in the studio and hinder creative flow, and more importantly how to embrace and navigate around these using Focusrite and Novation products.

14:30 Sean Tyas:

Sean Tyas Presents – ‘A Matter of Time’

Regenerate records label boss Sean Tyas opens the door to his studio technique in this track deconstruction session. Having remixed for the likes of Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and Gareth Emery as well as co-producing with Armin van Buuren, Simon Patterson and many more of the scene’s elite, Sean’s discography is a testament to his abilities in the studio where he is renowned for turning great tracks into monster hits.

In this unique session, Sean will focus on his trademark sound and how you too can achieve similar results to his PSY trance influenced bassline sound as featured in his hit single ‘Matter of Time’. In addition to this, Sean will explain his approach to sound design and how you can replicate similar results regardless of plugin limitations, combining this with both powerful melodies and ferocious acid lines. This session will be centred around and powered by the Focusrite Clarett audio interface with Novation MIDI control.


Rebekah presents ‘Analogue Elements’ – Getting started with hardware.

Many artists fall into the “kit-trap” when deciding on what tools they want to use when crafting their sound. With so many choices available to people wanting to write music – but in particular Techno – it can be overwhelming to choose the right instruments for the job. 

Soma artist and Elements label owner Rebekah shares some workflow ideas and a wealth of experience that has escalated her to the top of her game, receiving recognition as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Producer’ in their 2018 awards. 

Rebekah will highlight how knowing your kit is the most important part of the production process and intends to help de-mystify the confusion surrounding integration of hardware and software. She will ultimately demonstrate how they can be used in harmony for dance floor destruction.

Although there is no right or wrong when selecting the right kit for the job, this session will provide an interesting take on the matter and inspire artists by showing pros and cons to certain work flows and how the writing experience can be enhanced when following certain production routes.

Expect to see Novation Peak and a hand-selected modular setup feature at the beating heart of this seminar.  


11:30/South of the Stars

For the Record.

South of The Stars dissect the art of capturing classic vinyl and show how you can bring the music up to date with edits and reworks for a digital set. Keeping sets fresh and unique are vital for standing out on today’s modern DJ circuit. The duo themselves are no strangers to editing or remixing classic tracks with recent success on their take on Perry O’Neil’s classic track ‘Wave Force’ As featured on Armin Van Buuren’s Armada / A State of Trance label.

The Duo will share techniques on how to capture and preserve your vinyl through a Focusrite Clarett audio interface whilst working on edits and reworks using Novation MIDI controllers.

12:30/Alex Jann

Sequence. Modulate with Alex Jann

Censor Music’s Alex Jann will showcase the hardware processes he uses to produce his electro and techno sound in the studio and in his live performances. Pushing audio boundaries with his set up, he fuses various techniques to construct his standout sound. 

Although every one of his sets is unique, what remains the same is at the core of his process; a Novation Circuit-style workflow with powerful pattern-based sequencing that the SL MKIII sequencer is based upon. This session will show the benefit of working within this environment for both Studio production or as a centrepiece for your live setup.


By giving us this unique insight into his practices, the knowledge Alex shares can be harnessed and applied to your setup and projects no matter what your collection of hardware instruments is made up of. 


Altered Visions.

GLXY break down their track “Vision”, released last year on the high profile Drum & Bass label Shogun Audio.

GLXY predominantly work within the DAW but get the best of both worlds by bringing hardware elements into their workflow to accent their powerful, techno-infused digital sound. The duo continues to blend genres allowing them to carve out their own space in the liquid and Drum & Bass domain.

This session will have the Clarett 4Pre interface in charge of capturing audio and giving pro sound when achieving high quality mix downs. All control and main synth sounds are supplied via Novation as well.

14:30/Reset Robot:

Reset Robot Self Existence – Track deconstruction

UK based Techno artist Reset Robot breaks down last year’s seminal track ‘Self Existence’ released on Adam Beyers Drumcode label. Although he uses certain key hardware items as a basis for his studio productions and live sets, he does still predominately work within the box. Utilising Novation SL MkIII’s tight integration with his chosen DAW, Reason, he will show us how he achieves dancefloor pressure by using technique’s he has harnessed over the last 2 decades producing. 

Reset robot’s discography includes releases on labels such as Dubfire’s SCI+Tec, Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are the Brave, Hot Flush and his own Whistle-blower Records. With a back catalogue this stacked, and his production and remix work in high demand, his tracks are a mainstay in many high-profile artists playlists. This is one not to be missed.

15:30/Sync 24:

Sync 24 Electro: Modern Production Techniques in an ever-evolving genre.

Cultivated Electronics head SYNC 24 talks technique deployment when achieving final mix down quality. There are many stages when creating his upfront and unyielding sound that has seen him gain traction in the Electro scene for many years. 

This session aims to showcase his unique processes of how he creates a track from start to finish or how a remix takes shape from inception to completion.

As a Focusrite and Novation user he will capture and playback through the Clarett USB and show how the Novation Peak, Circuit Mono Station is part of his process and even features in some of his latest works.



19 April 2019 NEWS By Mixup

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