The BPI is the record labels’ association that promotes British music and champions the UK’s recorded music sector, including through its free training courses for members, content protection work, international trade missions, industry events, research, and management of the Music Export Growth Scheme.  Its membership is made up of over 390 independent labels and the UK’s three Major Label groups. Collectively the BPI’s members broadly account for over 85% of domestic music consumption and one in six of all the artist albums sold around the world.

The BPI administers and certifies the iconic Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards Programme and co-owns the Official Charts with the retailers’ association ERA.  The BPI owns and organises the celebrated BRIT Awards and its related events, including BRITs Week and the BRITs Icon Award, and is also home to the Mercury Prize.

We have an in house Content Protection unit which provides all PPL members with world leading free anti-piracy content protection services.

The BPI will host two panels at the conference:

Thursday 2pm – BPI PRESENTS – MUSIC PIRACY (Professional Theatre)
Current trends and future threats
CLARE MILLER (MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER – BPI)
CHRISTIAN IVANOSKI–NICHOL – (INVESTIGATIONS & PROCEDURES MANAGER – BPI)
GRAEME GRANT (HEAD OF ANTI PIRACY – IFPI)
JOSEPH CHERAYATH (INTERNET TECHNOLOGY OFFICER – PRS FOR MUSIC)
WILL EDGE – (LABEL MANAGER – BELIEVE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES)

Friday 5pm – BPI PRESENTS – SYNC IN PROGRESS (Professional Theatre)
Submissions are being taken for a selection of briefs being provided by our speakers. The panelists will then discuss what works and what doesn’t and the best advice to land a sync for your content.
VANESSA HIGGINS (CEO REGENT STREET RECORDS) – MODERATOR
CHARLES FITZGERALD (GLOBAL HEAD OF SYNC & BRAND [PIAS])
RUPERT HOLLIER (METROPOLIS PUBLISHING)
RACHEL MENZIES (NATIVE MUSIC SUPERVISION AND PRODUCTION)

To find out how you could benefit from our free training courses (on subjects such as Social Media / Digital Marketing, Streaming Marketing and YouTube), regular free member networking meetings (with speakers such as BBC Radio, Google Play, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and iTunes), Government lobbying, overseas Trade Missions, free access to Official Charts Data, discounted rates to international UK music events and world class statistics and industry information by our own in house research department please contact: