PRS for Music is thrilled to return to Brighton Music Conference in 2017, presenting two panels on Friday, 28 April. Representing the rights of over 125,500 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK, as a membership organisation, we ensure that music creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced in public. A significant portion of our membership operates within the sphere of dance and electronic music, and BMC is one of the leading events in the UK for this exciting genre.

In the Academy Theatre, ‘From Grassroots To Mainstream: Earning A Living From Music’ will explore the ways in which dance music creators earn a living from music, by understanding some of the revenue streams and funding opportunities that are available – whether you are just starting out or about to hit the mainstream. PRS for Music’s Education & Outreach Manager, Andy Ellis, will be moderating, with Jarrod Bird (Involved Publishing/Anjunabeats), Bhavesh Patel (PRS Foundation) and DJ, producer and broadcaster Throwing Shade (Ninja Tune/NTS Radio) speaking.

‘Music Recognition Technology: How Does It Work For You?’ in the Professional Theatre will look at the different ways in which technology can help identify when and where music is being played – and what this means for royalty payments. Moderated by PRS for Music’s Tim Arber, with Yuri Dokter (DJ Monitor), Joel Stoner (Soundmouse), Adrienne Bookbinder (Defected Records) and Russell Chant (PPL) speaking, the panel will provide a glimpse into the work PRS for Music and PPL has been doing with music recognition technology.

BMC attendees are also invited to join PRS for Music at our networking drinks at BLOCK (formerly Neighbourhood Bar) from 6pm on Thursday, 27 April, where W.H.A.T.A.M.I, Timo Garcia and Magnus Asberg will be DJing.

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