Brighton Music Conference announces new A&R Sessions in 2024 edition

The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK’s leading electronic music and networking event is excited to introduce the new A&R Sessions for its 11th edition with 29 labels confirmed.

As the event moves into its next decade, BMC are proud to present the new and improved ‘A&R Sessions’ which is headed up by the prolific DJ and music producer Steve Mac who has used his industry connections to bring in a wider range of labels and genres, including major labels who have never taken part before.

Confirmed labels include;

Axtone, Armada, Another Rhythm, Audio Rehab, Critical, Constant Circles, Cubisium, Crucast, Data Transmission, Defected, Fat Cat, Freakin 909, Glasgow Underground, Helix Records, Hospital, Inflyte, Jalapeno, Jack Said What, Krafted, Mesh Records, Recovery, Red Giant Recordings, Republica Records, RHYTHM CULT, R&S, Sleazy D, Sunflower Records, Toolroom, Trusted Rhythm.

Says Steve Mac:

“I am delighted to be involved with the new BMC A&R Sessions this year. I think this is a great opportunity for artists to get their music heard by industry experts and potentially get music signed. As a label owner myself and also now running an artists management company, we are always looking for the next generation of up-and-coming artists. We want to help and make their dreams come true.”

Steve Mac is one of the most respected UK producers in the game. He has over 1000 releases under his belt including original productions, producing other artists and remixing the likes of Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson. The former Rhythm Masters man has built up an enviable selection of analogue hardware in his recording studio, The Bunker, and the clarity of sound emanating out of his studio mixdowns is the backbone of the success of the Jack Said What sound. Steve has toured with the likes of Pete Tong, Nic Fanciulli and Layo & Bushwacka, held down DJ residencies in Ibiza, and early 2023 released his long-awaited artist album ‘Bless This Acid House’, which featured collabs with the likes of Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens. His latest project is producing the score for Trainspotting: The Musical, due to hit the west end of London in autumn 2024.

Taking place at The Tempest Inn on Brighton’s beachfront, just a short walk from the main BMC Hub at the prestigious Brighton i360 complex, the ‘A&R Sessions’ will provide a relaxed, friendly environment, where up-and-coming producers will have the opportunity to book one-to-one sessions with the labels of their choice, giving that golden opportunity for immediate feedback with leading A&Rs in the electronic music industry. 

Sessions will be booked on a first come first served basis. Limited spaces are available, book your tickets now here. The talent always exceeds expectations and past editions have seen tracks signed to labels including Armada, Axtone, Krafted and New State Music.

Axtone’s Edd Thomas said:

‘It was great to connect with aspiring producers. One of the most encouraging things was to see a much more diverse group of aspiring producers coming through, surely the fruits of some brilliant initiatives like shesaid.so.”

More info on BMC here: https://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/ BMC tickets are onsale now for £125 + b/f