(Access to all BMC pass holders)

All panels are 45 minutes long to allow the theatres to be cleaned between each discussion



11.00am: Who’s On Your Team in association with PRS for Music)

Who are the people and organisations that help electronic music creators carve out a career, what do they do and when do you need their help? An expert panel discusses the roles of record labels, music publishers, managers and more.

Moderator: Ashley Howard (PRS for Music)

Nikki Ellis (Hospital Records)

John Truelove (Truelove Music)

Maren Brombeiss (Stealth Management)

Adam Woolf (Critical Music)

12.00pm: Loopcloud – the future of Sampling and Sample Management

1.00pm: A&R Q&A – Get Your Music Signed

Getting your music signed can be one of the most frustrating (and rewarding) parts of the industry. We bring together some of the best A&R managers to give you guidance on how to get your music signed.

Moderator: Sara Al Hamad (AIM)

Sam Divine (Defected)

Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts)

Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground)

Charlotte Spillerova (Believe)

Andrew Salsano (Nervous Records).

2.00pm: Skiddle & presents Striking A Balance in 2020

With so much talk about 50/50 line ups and intersectionality in the media and within the music industry, what are the key issues and solutions to increasing balance in electronic music events and festivals? This panel will discuss the problems faced by promoters, how the industry can make positive changes in the future, being more inclusive to BAME, LGBTQIA+ communities and highlighting events which are leading the way with examples to learn from.

Moderator: Georgia Roberts (Skiddle)

Charlotte Ambrose 

Steven Braines (He She They)

DJ Kitty

3.00pm: Label Q&A with Toolroom, Skint & Hospital Records

Running a record label has changed a lot over the years with the constantly evolving technology, the growth of streaming platforms and the ever changing digital landscape. What does this mean for running a successful label today? This panel talks to key players at leading labels to discuss the challenges, opportunities and best practices for labels.

Moderator: Nikki McNeill (Global PR)

Stuart Knight (Toolroom)

Matt King (Skint)

Chris Goss (Hospital Records).



4.00pm: The Rise Of UK Bass

Bass music is the backbone of underground dance music in the UK. Emerging during the mid-2000s under the influence of diverse genres such as dubstep, UK garage, D&B, wonky, house, and grime – this is the sound of the younger generation. But why? What is the driving force behind this community and how can future producers and DJ’s get a slice of the action?

Moderator: Amy Jayne (Shogun Audio Label Manager)

Sammy Virji (DJ/Producer)

Sarah Cole (Event Director, AEI)

Zero (Producer/DJ)

Josh Gunston (Southpoint – Label & Project Gosh)

5:00pm: Iconic Underground Magazine presents Evolving Technologies in the Dance Music Scene

Throughout the last 35 + years, the impact of technology on the dance music scene cannot be overstated! From the iconic boxes 303, 808, 909, and various synths and samplers, to the arrival of the DAW and now the latest groundbreaking visual mixing apps has given us the tools to expand our creativity in ways unimagined a few decades ago. Our experienced panel have been involved in the scene since its inception, and bring to bear their vast collective knowledge and experience to the conversation.

Moderator: Mike Mannix (IUM Editor)

Suddi Raval (Blackburn Raves)

Phutek (DJ/Producer)

Habs Akram – (Carl Cox’s VJDJ)

FRIDAY 2nd OCT 2020


11.00am: Cavendish Sync Surgery

Moderator: TBC

Panelists TBC

1.00pm: Loopmaster workshop – subject TBC

Loopcloud is the revolutionary tool that connects to your DAW and personal sound catalogue, along with over 4 million samples from the Loopmasters extensive catalogue. Find out how this free and subscription based system can revolutionise your workflow and help you get the most from your personal sample catalogue in this presentation by the Loopcloud team.

Moderator: TBC

Panelists TBC



2.00pm: Marketing for DJs, Producers & Promoters


Moderator: Shino Parker (AFEM/Motion)

Timo Maas (DJ / Producer)

Stuart Knight (Toolroom)

Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

Danny Howard (DJ, Radio 1)

Harriet Jaxxon (DJ / Producer)

3.00pm: DJ / Producer Q&A

We go deep into the realms of music production with some of today’s best producers. With releases on Toolroom, Defected, Superfreq, Get Physical and Hot Creations our panelists have great knowledge of how to make music for clubs and festivals around the world. We will find out what their secrets are behind getting signed to such exciting labels and get some great studio tips and tricks.

Moderator: Nolan (Mobilee)

Jon Kong (Leftwing:Kody)

Endor (DJ / Producer, Defected)

Jay Hill (DJ / Producer, Superfreq)

Just Her (Get Physcial)

Ben Sterling (DJ / Producer, Hot Creations)

4.00pm: Publishing & Different Revenue Streams

Moderator: Silvia Montello (AWOL/Kobalt)

Nolan (DJ / Producer)

Claire Rose (PRS For Music)

Christopher Davies-Smith (Lime Blue)

Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

Abby Rowe (Sentric Music)

5.00pm: Education & Bass – Studio Tips & Tricks

Moderator: False Relation

Nomine aka Outrage

DJ Rap


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The Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation & Help Musicians UK are our official charity partners for BMC.

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