THURSDAY 24TH SEPT 2020
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)
11.50am: How to Make Money presented by Data Transmission
This panel explores you can make money as an artist aside from the traditional route of selling records. Data Transmission editor in chief Grahame Farmer chats to Andrew Salsano (Nervous Records), Rocky Valente (Artist), Mark Radford (Audio Rehab label & events), Anna Russell (Artist Manager) to discuss all the avenues of making money as an artist. We will include subjects such as Events, Sync, Live Streams, Merchandise, Education and more.
Moderator: Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission)
Andrew Salsano (Nervous Records)
Anna Russell (AR Artist Management)
Mark Radford (Audio Rehab Events)
Rocky Valente (ELEVATE)
12.40pm: 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).
1.30pm: Skiddle & shesaid.so presents Gender Splits on Line Ups
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.
2.20pm: 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).
3.10pm: 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)
Josh Gunston (Southpoint – Label & Project Gosh)
4:00pm: 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)
Habs Akram – (Carl Cox’s VJDJ)
5.00pm: Branding – How important is it?
Moderator: Ellie Talebian (Eclectic Toolbox)
Mike Weiss (Nervous Records)
Markus Saarlander (Berlin-Brighton)
Sally Jackson Freeman (Love Live Music)
Oliver & Jake (Blanc)
FRIDAY 25TH SEPT 2020
11.00am: Brighton Sound Social presents Does Brighton have a sound?
Do we as a city have a musical identity? What do we need to unite the local music scene and establish a sound which people will recognise as ours?
Moderator: Ant Nichols (Decadance, BSS)
Roxy Roberts (Hear No Evil MGT, BSS)
Josh Gunston (Southpoint)
Clem (Kudu Blue)
Gizmo (Rum Committee)
11.50am: Education & Bass presents Studio Tips & Tricks
Education & Bass are renowned for sharing music production, tips, tricks, secrets and motivation around the world at schools, colleges, universities, education institutes, clubs and on their leading online music production education platform www.educationandbass.online. A collective with over 200 years of industry experience who are still very active as music producers, international DJs, record label owners, promoters and more. The E&B panel at BMC will consist of founding members and very special guests from Hospital Records to discuss music production and song writing tips, tricks and secrets that many would never share.
Moderator: False Relation
Nomine aka Outrage
DJ Rap (DJ / Producer)
Degs & Unglued (Hospital Records)
12.40pm: 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.
1.30pm: Symphonic presents Labels Aren’t Dead – How Labels Can Impact Your Career
This panel session will explore the role of the indie label in the DIY world. In recent years there has been an explosion of indie labels across the industry. Take advantage of the opportunity to join label managers, artists, and music industry experts and professionals to discuss this synonymous relationship. Joining a label can open many new doors for your creativity and your career. You’ll have a team working to make sure you – the artist – aren’t getting too caught up in the logistics of the music business so you can have the time you need to focus on your craft and perfect your talents.
Moderator: Nick Gordon (Symphonic)
Jakub Alexander (lwlvls)
Niki Ellis (Hospital Records)
Jesse Brede (Gravitas Recordings)
Reju Sharma (Armada Music)
2.20pm: 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)
3.10pm: 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: DJ Q&A
Moderator: Martha Cleary (Tru Thoughts)
Chris Aidy (Leftwing:Kody)
Timo Maas (DJ / Producer, Rockets & Ponies)
Madam X (DJ / Producer, Kaizen)
DJ Rae (DJ / Producer / Vocalist, Strictly Rhythm)
Anthony Pappa (DJ / Producer, Global Underground)
5.00pm: 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)
COUNTDOWN TO BMC