A major new annual electronic music conference will launch next April in Brighton. Led by DJ John ‘00’ Fleming, the Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is backed by some of the biggest authorities in the industry including Above & Beyond, Dave Seaman, Dave Clarke, and Mark Lawrence (PRS for Music). The Brighton Music Conference will feature a two day exhibition for aspiring producers and DJs, as well as an exclusive one day trade conference for industry professionals. The event will take place on April 11 and 12 at the historic Brighton Dome venue, and is also supported by Music Week, DJ Magazine, Mixmag, and top British soundsystem designer Funktion One.
“Over the past few years there seems to have been a disconnect around music conferences, solely focusing on the party side of things with people aimlessly trying to meet in expensive, unsociable environments. We aim to bring back the ethos of music conferences and keep all of these assets under one roof. In the current world of emails and social networking, this is one time in the year when people can meet face to face, to personalise and keep up relationships,” says BMC’s Commercial Director Nicola Gunstone.
The exhibition part of BMC will feature demonstrations of cutting-edge music technology from leading manufacturers, and aims to give the next generation a valuable opportunity to meet artists at the top of their field either face to face or at one of over 40 educational panels. The seminars will provide aspiring artists with valuable information, insight, and tools to help them on their journey to the top.
The trade conference, strictly capped to 250 attendees, will cover the latest industry trends through a series of keynotes and panels presented by thought leaders hand-picked for their success and insight. A number of label showcases and club nights will also take place during the two days at venues across Brighton.
Brighton Music Conference is the UK’s first annual electronic music conference, which is surprising considering the UK’s status as a global dance music superpower. Several electronic music genres have originated from the UK and the country has produced many of the world’s leading DJs, electronic music acts, dance music publications, record labels and festival and nightclub brands. The BMC will finally give the UK an electronic music conference it can be proud of.
The full conference and club night programme will be announced later in the year. For more information, visit: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk