Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s foremost electronic music and networking event announces the second wave of names for its 9th edition, including event speakers, artists performing and exclusive networking parties.
New names announced include; Andrew Blackett (Fabric), ANOTR, Charlie Tee, Chords, Colin Dale, Connie Chow (Fuga), Critical Music, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules, Mighty Mouse, Mr C, Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Seamus Haji, Ski Oakenfull, Spinnin Records, Stanton Warriors.
Taking place at the iconic British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25th – 27th May, BMC will be the perfect summer warm-up event for industry professionals and music lovers alike to inspire and educate, with a focus on getting ‘back to the music’. The prestigious beachfront complex will host four Theatres, BMC networking Hub, Pro meeting Lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone.
This year’s event will include Keynote interviews with Grammy-award winning recording artist and DJ Dubfire, pioneering UK electro DJ Greg Wilson and Secretsundaze head honchos James Priestly and Giles Smith talking about their 20-year milestone.
The packed program of over 50 panels and workshops will cover the key topics relevant to the industry such as; Marketing case study with Hexagon, How social media can help grow you and your brand, How to work with influencers, DJ Mixes on streaming services, The new creative Economy, Royalty streams available to electronic music creators, How successful indie labels are built and run, The future of workplace wellbeing in the hybrid world, Gender representation in record labels, Mental health, The Metaverse, Songwriting negotiations, Music management, Festivals and much more. There will also be workshops and masterclasses to deep dive into many topics including; Music production, Djing, A&R, Remixing, Track deconstructions and Social media analytics.
Networking is also a big part of the BMC ethos and there are plenty of opportunities to meet colleagues and make new connections at the many exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower and Brighton’s hottest beachfront bars.
Kicking things off on Wednesday 25th May will be the official BMC Welcome Party hosted by Sentric at Rockwater and ON Thursday 26th May, Lady of the House will host a networking event at The Southern Belle with dj’s Charlie Tee, Carly Wilford, Just Her and DJ Ty. Shesaid.so will also return to host 2 networking breakfast events with Savenightlife on Thursday and Friday mornings at the i360 complex. More to be announced soon.
The legendary pod parties on the i360 observation tower will not disappoint with a host of top dj’s playing exclusive sets at BMC. On Thursday 26th May, Lady of the House will present the unadulterated house grooves of Sam Divine powered by Labelworx followed by techno titan Dubfire who will also take to the decks at The Arch on Saturday 28th May for the official BMC closing party and on Friday 27th May it will be Stanton Warriors taking to the skies for an exclusive pod party with more tbc.
The label lounge A&R Sessions returns for its third year at BMC for 2022 with 1-to-1 meetings giving producers that golden opportunity for immediate feedback with label heads. Limited spaces available. Tickets available here.
Speakers and artists confirmed include; (In alphabetical order):
Abi White, Abla El-Sharnouby, Aidan Doherty, Alex Mills, Andrew Blackett, ANOTR, Ash Howard, Badger, Bryan Chambers, Bushwacka!, Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Charlie Tee, Clara Suess, Chris Goss, Colin Dale, Connie Chow, Chords, Critical, Damien Fell, Danny Rampling, Dean Marsh, DJ Rae, Dom Howard (aka Ruckspin), Dylan Pasqua, Dubfire, East End Dubs, Ellie Talebian, Gareth Deakin, Gareth Mellor, Giles Smith, Greg Marshall, Greg Wilson, Hannah Helbert, James Lightfoot, James Priestly, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jay Forster, JFB (DMC World Champion), Jim Gash, Joanna Gregory, Johnny Hudson, Jonathan Scratchley, Jono Heale, Judge Jules, Just Her, Kasra, Kier Tyrer, Kitty Bartlett, Laila McKenzie, Laura Leon, Leftwing : Kody, Made By Pete, Megan Sayer, Michael Kill, Mighty Mouse, Mr C, Nick Baxter, Nick Sadler, Nikki McNeill, NOLAN, Paula Van Der Waerden, Paul Hamill, Peter Van Dongen, Prok | Fitch, Queen B, Rhys Bainham, Ridney, Sam Divine, Sarah Beaumont, Sarah Main, Scott Diaz, Seamus Haji, Shino Parker, Ski Oakenfull, SOLAH, Steven Braines, Tammy Tinawi, TJ Campbell, Tom Simpson, Tony Allen, Trevor Fung, Tristan Hunt, Vasja Veber, Wayne Dickson, Zara Kershaw
Speakers and representatives confirmed from industry leading companies including; (In alphabetical order):
Absolute, AFEM, ACS Custom, Audio Mango, BBC Radio 1, Beatport, BIMM, Cavendish Music, Critical Music, Crosstown Rebels, Cubase, Decadance FM, Defected, DJ, Fanbytes, Fuga, Future Music, Gaydio, Glitterbox, Global Publicity, Good Vibrations Society, He.She.They, Hexagon, Hospital Records, istreem, Labelworx, Lady of the House, Loopmasters, Mambo Ibiza, Meoko, NTIA, Patreon, Percolate, PRS, RCRDSHP, Remixology, RAM Records, Resonate FM, Secretsundaze, Sentric Music, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Spinnin Records, Streinberg, The Arch, The Weird and the Wonderful, TikTok, Trickstar, Undertone Industry Services, Ultra Records, Viberate, Warm Up Festival, WaterBear.
BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
Save the date for BMC 2022, 25th – 27th May (with the main conference being held on 24th and 25th). More info on the event program and official events coming soon.
BMC Golden Ticket – sold out
BMC Pro Pass – £145 + b/f
Buy tickets here.
Note: There will be also a £10 charity donation requested from guestlist attendees to support Last Night A DJ Saved My Life