Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s leading electronic music and networking is gearing up for its 10th edition, which will take place at the iconic Brighton i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25th – 27th May. With over 200 industry leading professionals taking part in panels, workshops and networking events the 2023 edition will welcome some of the biggest names in the electronic music scene from the past, present and future.
This year’s event will include Keynote Interviews with the grand masters of Drum & Bass Fabio & Grooverider, Simon Dunmore reflecting on his 40-year career interviewed by DJ Paulette and Dave Clarke who originally hails from Brighton and is one of the first truly global heroes of Techno from the UK.
The jam-packed program will include over 50 panels and workshops covering the key topics relevant to the industry such as; panels, Q&A’s, workshops covering all the important topics including; A&R, SYNC, Publishing, PR & Marketing, Social Media, AI, Web3, Metadata, Sampling, Self Releasing, Running a Label, Radio, Mental Health, Sustainability and much more. There will also be workshops and masterclasses to deep dive into topics presented by: BIMM, Future Music, Mixmasters, The Loop and Toolroom.
The legendary pod parties at BMC are exclusive events held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower. This year’s lineup will feature 6 special events and kicking things off on Thursday 25th May will be Radio 1’s Charlie Tee going back 2 back with Pola & Bryson from the mighty Shogun Audio, followed by Mark Knight – Where Music Matters, celebrating 20 years of Toolroom Records and the closing set from Alan Fitzpatrick. On Friday 26th May BMC are delighted that the legendary Carl Cox will take to the decks for an exclusive sunset DJ set up on the pod. A special showcase from Steve Mac and Irvine Welsh’s new label Jack Said What will follow with Jon Carter, Steve Mac, Serge Santiago and Irvine Welsh all going back to back to back. The Baron of Techno Dave Clarke will make his debut in the pod for the final session of the 10th edition.
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. On Thursday, BMC will present the sunset sessions on the i360 Roof Terrace with Denney, Just Her, Kate Patrick and Zoe Vice. The PRS networking event will see Data Transmission celebrate 15 years with DJs AllDis, Danny Marx, Ian G, Loz Seka (Toolroom), Franz-Koltren, Mizaru, Ree2, The Sandman, Trish O (Heldeep / Toolroom), Wilkie (63b) and Enter Art Gallery will showcase the Simon Dunmore collection, celebrating four decades of music inspiration displayed in a photographic artwork by Mark Vessey. shesaid.so will also return to host a networking breakfast event in collaboration with the NTIA on Thursday morning at the i360 complex and a mixer at the Brighton Beach House with a special Q&A with Nemone (6 Music). On Friday, Mixmasters will take over the i360 top deck with DJ’s Huxley and Ramin Rezaie. The Tempest will host HW Events with DJs Mikee Hollywood, Paul Heron and Scott Diaz and Tru Thoughts will take over the Fortune of War with Anchorsong (Live) and DJs Wheelup, Bruk Rogers, 3x DMC World Champion JFB + Tru Thoughts DJs. Off Your Box will take place at Break Point Cafe with DJs Evl Tom, Mini Da Minx, Chad Jackson, Luca Lebleu.
Providing the musical backdrop during the day at the i360 complex will be Gaydio and Toolroom with DJ’s performing in the iconic disco bug. In the BMC Networking Hub BIMM students will have the opportunity to play alongside local DJs and artists. Thursday’s line up will include Janika Tenn, Markus Saarländer, Queen B, Rob Made and Serge Santiago. Friday’s line up will include; Tru Thoughts Records presents Achorsong (Live), Bruk Rogers, J-Felix, Wheelup and Mick Fuller, plus an exclusive scratch demo performance from DMC World Champion JFB and a special live set from Scott Booth.
If that wasn’t enough, some of Brighton’s best love clubs will host events on Thursday and Friday. Timo Maas will headline Berlin at The Arch on Thursday with Banxi, Chemz and Markus Saarländer. On Friday there will be a Jack Said What party at WaterBear Venue with Ithurtz, Irvine Welsh, Serge Santiago, Sarah Monument, Jon Carter, Steve Mac, Carl Loben and Nolan. Elemental will see Toolroom’s Ellis Moss performing on the Oculist roof terrace supported by a host of Brighton’s up and coming DJ’s including Oliver Knight, Andthen, Eldeanyo, Loz, Seka, Greg Willowe, Joe Williams, Joey Ward, Dan Hayes, Alldis, Kodename47. And last but not least Brighton Love Jungle will take place at the Volks with DJ’s Remarc, Bizzy B, Ricky Force, Dub One, Biggsy.
Full list of confirmed speakers (In alphabetical order):
Abi White (Kartel Music Group), (DJ / Producer), Aidan Lavelle (Universal / KPM / Sony / SATV), Alan Fitzpatrick (We Are The Brave), Alex Baker (Gaydio), Alex Branson (Senior Vice President, Beatport Music Services), Alex Kane (CEO OF VOLTA XR), Alex Kenning (OpenDAW), Allan McGrath (Anjunabeats), Amber D (DJ / Producer), Amy Jayne (1985 Music), Anna Johnson (Involed Productions), Aneka Johnson (Cuddle Club), Annie Norman (Anjunabeats), Antony Prior (Stompa Phunk), Ash Howard (PRS for Music), Ashraf Ejjbair (HE.SHE.THEY), Badger (Critical Music), Belinda Matwali (Meditation Guide), Ben Sumner (Feel For Music), Brendan Long (WME), Bushwacka!, Callum Hughes (Lab 11 / TRMNL Management), Camden Cox (RCA/Insomniac/Defected), Cameron Fyall (Ninja Tune PM), Carl Hayden Smith (Museum of Consciousness), Carl Loben (DJ Mag Editor), Carly Heath (Bristol Council Nightlife Advisor), Carly Wilford (DJ / Producer), Caspar Kedros (BMG PM Global Creative Content), CASSIMM (Glasgow Underground), Chad Jackson, Charlie Phillips (PTR Strategic), Charlie Tee (Radio 1), Chloe Johnson (Verifi Media), Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Christine Osazuwa (Measure of Music, Shoobs), Claire Murgatroyd (Anjunadeep Marketng Manager), Clara Suess (Suess Media), Connie Chow (FUGA), D.Ramirez, Damien Fell (Slap That Sound / Skiddle), Damien Platt (Glasgow Underground), Daniel Curpen (A&R, Anjunadeep), Danny Rampling, Dave Clarke, David Crooks (The Peace Project), Dean Marsh (Creative Law & Business), DJ Paulette, DJ RAP, DJ Sappo, Duncan King (Skiddle), Ed Jenkins (Ed Jenkins Mgmt), Ellie Talebian (DJ / Presenter), Emilie Birks (VP Marketing for The Beatport Group), Emma Marshall (Movement Is Medicine), Eve Horne (Peak Music), Fabio & Grooverider, Farah Nanji (Mission Makers podcast / N1NJA), Frankie Wells (Foundation FM), Gareth Deakin (Sonorous), Gareth Jones (Anjunabeats A&R Director), Gareth Mellor (Downtown Music Holdings / Music Minds Matter), Grace Capaldi (Producer/Musician, Echotown Studio), Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission), Habs Akram, Hans Hess (Egg London), Harriet Jaxxon (DJ), Heiko Hoffmann (VP Global Artist Services – Beatport Group), Huxley (Toolroom Records), Irvine Welsh (Author / Record label boss), J-Felix (Tru Thoughts), Jack Broom (Artist Development Coach / Label Manager), Jacob Husley (WYS! Fabric), James Holdsworth (Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, BMC, LNADJ), James Hurr (Toolroom), James Hype (DJ / Producer), James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jane Dunford (Forests Without Frontiers), Jansons (CircoLoco Records), Jasmine Watts (CTRL FRK Management), Jataneel Banerjee (Relationship Manager – PRS for Music), Jay Ahern (Cyanite.ai), Jenni Cochrane (Getahead), Jeordie Shenton (Tonic Music), Jerry Clavier aka Sol Goodman (Tru Thoughts / Local Talk), Jess Iszatt (Radio 1), Jess Kidd (Stealth Records), Jess Nash (Head of Sync at Defected), Jo Gardner (Unholy Management), Jocelyn Brown, Joe Gardner (Grape), John Roffe-Ridgard (Production DEM), John Truelove (Truelove Music Publishing), Johnathan Waller (Strikeforce), Jon Carter (DJ / Producer), Jonathan Scratchley (Good Vibrations Society), Jono Heale (ACS), Joost de Boo (Thunderboom), Josh Gunston (FFRR / Southpoint), Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules (Global DJ / Lawyer Sound Advice), Jumping Jack Frost (DJ / Producer), Just Her (Anjunadeep), Justin Rushmore (Soul of Man), Kag Katumba (R&S Records), Katy Porter (The Loop), Kelly Burke (JIM / Ninja Tune), Keturah Cummings (Forward Slash), Kitty Bartlett (Percolate), Krafty Kuts, Krystal Roxx (We Are Superfoxx), lau.ra (DJ), Laurie Olivia (Help Musicians), Leftwing:Kody (Spinnin’ Records), Lisa Twohig (Anjunabeats), Lisa Lashes (DJ / Producer), Lisa Moorish (DJ / Producer), Liz Northeast (FUGA), Lizzie Curious (DJ / Producer / Singer / Songwriter), Lucy St. John (Defected PR & Promotions Manager), Madame Electrifie, Mark Knight (Co-Founder / Creative Director), Mark Wilkinson (Life Remixed), Markus Saarländer (Berlin-Brighton), Martin Wright (BIMM), Matt Allen (The Famous Company), Matt Hodson (BIMM), Matt Smallwood (Toolroom Records A&R), Max Tiel (Thunderboom), Maya De N’Yeurt (Hospital Records), Megan Lawrenson (Creative/Licensing), Meike Nolte (b:electric), Michael Dolan (Drake Music), Michael Wilson (Tech Editor, DJ Mag), Mike Kill (NTIA CEO), Mila Falls (Ultra Music), Miles Shackleton (Brand Director), Myradh Cormican (Frame Artists), Naomi Bressani (Republic of Music), Nick Baxter (BBC Studios Music Publishing Manager), Nico de Transilvania (Forests Without Frontiers), Nicolai Riise Madsen (Warm Music), Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity), Normski, Pal Chohan (PIXELYNX), Patrick Hagenaar (Whoa! Promo), Paul Hamill (Co-founder Inflyte), Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Paul Hutchinson (Clockwork Orange / Rockin Social Agency), Paul Wells (Elite Music Management), Pete Griffiths (Toolroom Records), Phil Sagar (Armada Music), Rachel Menzies (BMG PM, Music Supervision), Ralph Lawson (20:20 Vision / Back to Basics), Ramin Rezaie (Solid Grooves), Rebecca Rees (Community Manager at Parlophone / Warner Records), Rob Davy (DJ / Producer), Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts), Romy Harber (Global Head Of Dance & Electronic, Believe), Rosanna Connolly (Morena Communications), Roșie Smith (Artist Manager, Canny Management), Roxy Roberts (Promotions Manager, Patterns), Ruben Planting (DeepGrooves), Sandra Maniraguha (Life Coach), Sandy Marris (One House), Saoirse Kavanagh (Outernet Live), Sarah Wilson (Tunecore), Sarasara (Artist-philosopher / Researcher, BIMM), Saytek, Scott Garcia (Kiss FM), Seamus Haji (Defected A&R Manager / Big Love), Sergio Bienati (Club Class), Shamus Damani (Defected Records), Si Truss (Future Music), Sian Bennett (Mustard Media), Silvia Montello (CEO AIM), Simon Dunmore, Sofia Ilyas (Chief Community Officer Beatport), Sophia Kearney (HE.SHE.THEY), Sophie Elliott-Sheen (PRS for Music), Stanton Warriors, Steve Mac (DJ / Producer), Steven Braines (HE.SHE.THEY), Stuart Knight (Toolroom MD), Tammy Tinawi (Senior Music Consultant Cavendish Music), Tank Edwards (Warm Audio Mastering), Tilo Hall (Songs In The Key Of Knife / Hospital Records), Tim Adnitt (VP of Products, Soundwave/Native Instruments), Tim Belcher (Flip Fantazia / NOLAN), Timo Maas, Tom Middleton (White Mirror), Toni Tambourine (Tambo PR), Tracie Storie (Elemental Resonance), Tristan Hunt (Music Industry ADHD Coach / Neurodiversity Advocate), Valda Chošnau (AFEM), Chubbs (Cuddle Club), Vijay Anand (Head of Marketing, LNADJ), Wildblood & Queenie, WIll Darling (EDM Tips), Will Sumsuch (Director – Only Goodstuff PR/ 5 Mag Chicago), Yam Who? (Midnight Riot), Yvette Chivers (DJ MissChivers / The VIP Experience).
Speakers and representatives confirmed from industry leading companies including; (In alphabetical order):
125 Music, 20:20 Vision, 5 Mag, ACS, AFEM, AIM, Anjunadeep, Anjunabeats, Armada Music, BBC Radio 1, Beatport, b:electric, Berlin:Brighton, BIMM, BMG Production Music, Cavendish Music, Cyanite.ai, CircoLoco Records, Clockwork Orange, Club Class, Creative Law & Business, Critical Music, Cuddle Club, Decadance UK, Data Transmission, Decoded, DeepGrooves, Defected, DJ Magazine, Egg London, EDM Tips, Elemental Resonance, Elite Music Management, Fabric, Finger Lickin’ Records, Forests Without Frontiers, Foundation FM, Frame Artists, FUGA, Funktion One, Future Music, Gaydio, Getahead, Good Vibrations Society, Glasgow Underground, Society, Global Publicity, Grape, Help Musicians, HE.SHE.THEY, Hospital Records, i360 Brighton, Iconic Underground, Inflyte, Jack Said What, Keep Hush, Kartel Music Group, Kiss FM, Lab 11, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Measure of Music, Meoko, Mission Makers Podcast, Mixmasters, Mobilee Records, Movement Is Medicine, Mustard Media, Native Instruments, Ninja Tune, NTIA, OpenDAW, Outernet Live, Patterns, Parlophone, Peak Music, Percolate, PRS For Music, PIXELYNX, R&S Records, Republic of Music, Rights Hub, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Sonorous, Solid Grooves, Sound Advice, Soundwave, Spinnin’ Records, Stompa Phunk, Strikeforce, Suess Media, Sync Inspire, Syncvault, Tonic Music, The Egg, The Famous Company, The Loop, The Peace Project, Thunderboom, Toolroom Records, Tunecore, Tru Thoughts, Truelove Music Publishing, Ultra Records, Unholy Management, WARM, Warm Audio Mastering, Warner Records, WaterBear College Of Music, We Are The Brave, WME, Vochlea, Volta XR.
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BMC also supports the charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
Final release of tickets are on sale now for £149 + b/f from the BMC website: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk