Brighton Music Conference 2016 (BMC16) has been hailed as a resounding success with a 69% increase in attendees (ticketed) on 2015. The third year of the two day event, was held Thursday 14th April and Friday 15th April, at Brighton Dome.
BMC16 talks and panels featured speakers from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Vine, Spotify, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Beatport, Coda, AFEM, NTIA, Mixcloud, Toolroom, Hospital, Believe Digital, Pioneer, Korg, Roland, PRS, BIMM, AEI Media, Shogun Audio, GAK Audio, Decoded Magazine, Wunderground, and many more, with the conference programme split between the professional and academy theatres.
In addition to housing the BMC Demonstration Igloo installation, the exhibition floor featured brands, organisations, and education providers. Native Instruments’ Native Sessions platform ran Production Seminars in the Founders Room and Production Workshops in the Mezzanine Bar on both days, with workshops, demonstrations, and talks and created their mini tech fair, showing other products and services integrated with the Native kit.
The nighttime schedule saw official BMC events including the BMC Afterparty with Take featuring Seth Troxler at The Arch, and Wunderground Bingo on Brighton Pier on the Thursday. Mute, in association with BMC, took over Brighton’s Patterns on the Friday for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night also saw English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia, and Wiggle and On The House teamed up to present their annual Brighton Music Conference party by the sea.