BMC 2016 releases full programme schedule & announces Seth Troxler for official BMC16 after party

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has released the full schedule covering the Professional and Academy Programmes for the 2016 event at Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th April and Friday 15th April; and announced the Official BMC16 after party with Seth Troxler (in association with Take) for the Thursday night.

Key Note Talks announced for Thursday and Friday with “Save Our Clubs” on Thursday featuring Carl Loben (Editor; DJ Mag), Alan Miller (Chairman; NTIA), John Ross (Owner; Mothership Group) & Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM) discussing how club closures are affecting our scene.

Friday Key Note “Get Played Get Paid; Building the New Music Industry” featuring Mark Lawrence (CEO; AFEM), Francis Gine (Director; Demo Box), Herman Verkade (Owner; Musiqware), Paul Hamill (Chief Navigator; Inflyte), Tristan Hunt (Business Development & Marketing Manager; Audio Lock) & Yuri Dokter (CEO; DJ Monitor)

Professional programme topics include “Gender Equality In Music”, “Stealing Our Own Success – Are DJ’s accidently killing sales”, “It’s All About The Music… Or Is It?”, “Streaming and ‘Full Stack Music’”, “Video Marketing In Music” and “The Rise and Fall Of EDM?” and more.

Academy topics include “Careers In Music”, “Your Brand Is Everything”, “Women In Music Q&A”, “How To Get Gigs”, “The Commercial Conundrum” and “From The Bedroom To The Main Stage” and more.

Additional features announced is the Toolroom Academy programme with Demo Drop, Production Demontrations with Prok & Fitch and Funkagenda plus a Careers Panel from the label.


New speakers and panelists announced for BMC16 are:
Alex Banks (Artist)
Alison Hook (Head of Sampling & Copyright Infringement; EMI / Sony/ATV Publishing)
Alison Wenham (CEO; AIM)
Andrew Sharland (Leading Partner; Clintons)
Applebottom (Artist)
Ashley Howard (Dance Music Account Manager; PRS for Music)
Ben Rush (CEO; Audiolock)
Carly Wilford (Presenter, DJ & Creator; IAmMusic & Sister)
Chris Barker (Head Of Content & Editor; dBs Insider)
Cooly G (Artist)
Damion Lepp (Owner; Decoded)
Darren James (Agent)
De$ignated (Artist)
Duncan King (Partner; Tempo Music Management)
Eammon Forde (Journalist; Music Ally/The Guardian)
Francis Gine (Director; Demo Box)
Funkagenda (Artist)
Hannah Simmonds (Head of Publishing; Toolroom Records)
Herman Verkade (Owner; Musiqware)
Hyroglifics (Artist)
Jamie Hughes (Director of Partnerships; Songkick)
Joe Vesayaporn (Squadron Leader; Music Glue)
John Ross (Owner; Mothership Group)
Jules O’Riordan aka Judge Jules (DJ/Lawyer; Sheridans)
Julien Trisch (Business Development Manager; Steinberg)
Katy Ellis (Manager; Norman Cook)
Martin Dockree, (Country Sales Manager; Pioneer)
Matt Abbott (Managing Director; Label Worx)
Megan Bean (Business & Legal; Hospital Records)
Nadav Poraz (CEO; Who Sampled),
Nick Dunn (CEO; Horus Music)
Nick Halkes (Managing Director; Incentive Music Management)
Paul Gibson (Bookings & Promotions Manager; Patterns)
Paul Hamill (Chief Navigator; Inflyte)
Paul Quinsey (Owner; This Is Take & Marketing Manager; McQueen, Shoreditch)
Pavan Mukhi (Foreign Beggars / Brapp TV)
Perc (Artist, DJ & Label Owner; Perc Tracks)
Peter Oxendale Musical Services)
Rosie Foster (Director of Marketing; 100 Management)
Sammy Verghese (Owner; The Arch)
Saranne Reid (GM; Crown Manangement & Managing Director; Sample Clearance Service)
Terry Ryan (Head of A&R, Promotions & Music Specialist; On The Rise)
Tim Binns (A&R Director; New State Entertainment)
Tristan Hunt (Business Development & Marketing Manager; Audio Lock)
Yuri Dokter (CEO; DJ Monitor)
Zac Vibert (Digital Marketing Manager; !K7 Artist & Label Services).


Take pride themselves on creating forward thinking house and techno inspired events, and together with BMC will host the Official BMC16 after party at The Arch with Seth Troxler. This is a rare appearance on the South Coast for one of the world’s most formidable DJs, and tickets go on sale today.

Wiggle and On The House team up to present another official Brighton Music Conference party by the sea. This year they’ll kick things off at 4pm on the outside terrace before taking things inside right through until 6am. The line-up features Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, PBR Streetgang and Rhythm Masters

BMC has quickly established itself as a vital meeting point for the electronic music industry, bringing together leading organisations and figures for two days of master classes, panels, and talks. Key execs already announced include those from Facebook/Instagram, Twitter/Periscope/Vine, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Coda, Sound On Sound, AEI, and more, who will join industry figures from Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records, Believe Digital, Safehouse Management, Intec Digital, Critical Records, Wunderground, Republic of Music and GAK Audio.

In line with the event’s reputation as a forum for new ideas and challenging conventional industry thinking, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) CEO Mark Lawrence has revealed the topics for his two talks.

Highlights already announced include the Beatport Label Summit, hosted by Terry Weerasinghe (Vice President of Music Services) and Jack Bridges (Beatport European Account Manager), discussing the latest developments and trends affecting the key online music sales portal. Also confirmed is a label Q&A with drum & bass label Shogun Audio featuring Keir Tyrer (Managing Director), Friction (DJ/Owner), Richard Snow (Label Manager), and Icicle (Artist), they’ll be discussing how they look for new artists and help them develop their talent

The first official BMC nighttime events have also been revealed, with Mute, in association with BMC, taking over Brighton’s Patterns on Friday 15th April for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night will see English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia. Listings details for both events can be found below:

Take & BMC Present The Official BMC16 After Party with Seth Troxler @ The Arch (11pm – 5am)

Wiggle & On The House Official Brighton Music Conference Party @ Al Duomo (4pm-6am)

Mute presents Mala, Commodo & Foamplate in association with BMC @ Patterns (11pm – 4am)

English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem @ Komedia (11pm – late)

Brighton Music Conference tickets are now on sale: Academy £15 and Professional £99.

BMC Professional aims to connect music with business, bringing together industry thought leaders through a series of panels to discuss the future sustainable growth of the Electronic Music Industry, targeted networking events and access to an evening schedule of events and parties across Brighton. BMC Academy is about plugging in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks. Both tickets give access to a two-day exhibition with tech showcases panels and interviews.