(Access to all BMC pass holders)


11am: You’ve Made Your Music.. Now What?!

It’s a valid question for all producers at any level.. In an ever evolving music industry it’s hard to know what the best direction is to get your music out there.
So we are going to discuss the various options open to you from setting up your own label, to signing to a traditional record label or going down the Sync route and getting your music heard on TV, Film & Television

Moderator: Timo Garcia aka Nolan (DJ / Producer)

Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground)

Robin Tabor aka Rob Made (Champion Records / Sleazy Deep Records)

Tammy Tinawi (Cavendish Music)

DJ Rae (DJ / Producer / Singer)


12pm: Scan Audio presents “Great mixdowns in a hotel room (or untreated studio)”

This panel will cover mix techniques, acoustics, speakers, room correction, headphones, amps, DAC’s & monitoring and comparison plugins

Moderator: Tom Autobot (ScanProAudio Studio Tech expert / Breakbeat and Drum & Bass producer)

Teebee (RAM Records)

Klaus Heavyweight Hill ((Ministry of Sound, Defected, Spinnin’) via Skype from Australia


1pm: WDMC presents Bedroom to Brand – Creating your identity as a DJ

Think about the most successful DJs in the world and you’ll realise that they have several things in common besides their technical skills and talent. They each have a distinctive sound, look and personality, and they each maintain a steady media presence–all of which connects to being memorable as a brand. The music you play, as well as your social media presence, website, and the marketing materials you create, are all reflections of your personal brand. You have been working on your craft and starting to get gigs; defining and curating your brand is really the key to moving forward. Our panel will explore practical ways to help you do this and take your career to the next level.

Moderator: Carly Wilford (DJ / Presenter)

Myradh Cormican (Handmade Media, Marketing & Digital for: BLOND:ISH / Eats Everything / Patrice Bäumel / Sasha)

Maxinne (DJ / Producer)

IMOGEN (DJ / Producer)

Emma Chambers (So Dark Its Light) / Conf (PR)

James Bullock (Wild Seeds Management / Elite Music Management)

2pm: Plug in Boutique presents – iZotope’s assistive audio technology, what is it, how does it work and what can it really do for me?

Since the 2016 release of Track Assistant in Neutron, iZotope has been developing assistive audio technology designed to remove the guesswork from audio production and make it more efficient. One of our major goals as a company is to find solutions to eliminate time-consuming audio production tasks for our users so they can focus on their creative visions. With each new product release, iZotope expands on the range of products that feature this innovative technology and cement their places as the leaders in the field of intelligent DSP and machine learning based audio processing.

Rich Morson – iZotope Sales and Product Specialist


3pm: Beatport Q&A

Your chance to ask Beatport!

Heiko Hoffmann (Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport)

Terry Weerasinghe (CPO, Beatport)

3.50pm: Help Musicians UK 3 minute film

A short film highlighting the lifetime of support offered by independent music charity Help Musicians UK. Featuring industry heads, beneficiaries and supporters, hear how the organisation empowers musicians at all stages of their lives with a unique mix of creative development and Health and Welfare assistance.


4pm: Developing Your Music Career and Understanding Royalty Streams (in association with PRS for Music)

Starting to think seriously about making music a full-time career? Learn about who can help you on that journey and where the revenues come from, courtesy of an experienced panel leaning on their skills in artist management, record labels, music publishing, accountancy and more.

Moderator: Ashley Howard (Dance Account Manager, PRS for Music)

Ewan McNeil (Skeet Kaye)

Sarah Mhamdi (Grade Management)

Dave Golder (CR2 Records)

LYZZA (DJ / Producer / Vocalist)


5pm: Beatport annual report, followed by drinks reception (Invite Only)


Heiko Hoffmann (Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport)

Terry Weerasinghe (CPO, Beatport)



11am: Brighton Sound Social presents RELATIONSHIP HEAVEN – Better streamlined event promotions

How is the relationship between the various groups involved in putting together our large-scale music events such as Pride, Fringe, Great Escape, BMC, Paddle Round The Pier (to name a few) and the council helping to boost our local artists, venues and the wider music economy – and are there areas where improvements could be made which would impact more positively?

Moderator: Roxy Roberts (Hear No Evil MGT, BSS)

Moderator: Ant Nichols (Decadance, BSS)

Sarah Thomson (Patterns Music Venue)Neil Ellis (Patterns Music Venue)

Sam Hatter (Audio Active Workshop Leader/Local Artist)

Ian Baird (Whiskey Bravo Productions LTD- Event Production/Safety)

Rob Pelling (Paddle Round the Pier – Organiser)

12pm: AudioActive presents Artist Development in the Age of Streaming

We are discussing the music industry’s responsibility to develop young artists in an era where perceived success on streaming platforms is already visible from the first meeting with a label. If labels won’t develop artists, who will? What are the wellbeing implications for young artists dealing with the visible metrics of success from day one of their careers? How can we responsibly encourage young people to have a career in the music industry in the current climate?

Moderator: Max Wheeler (One half of Anushka, Music Leader for AudioActive inc. MD for Electric Youth Ensemble, Consultant behind Charanga’s award winning VIP Studio package)

Jack Stevens (SpectraSoul & AudioActive Alumni)

Aine Gradisher a.k.a Mei (18)  (currently one of 2 emerging artists on AudioActive artist development programme, Emerge)

Chris Price (Head of Music at BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra)

Amanda Gentle (Founder of Change our Minds).


1pm: Label Q&A – 15 Years of Shogun

Since 2004, Shogun Audio has left an indelible footprint on the Drum and Bass worldwide scene. Having released over 150 records and thrown countless parties along the way, this year’s milestone is set to be a memorable celebration. Label head honchos join BMC to host a Q&A discussing 15 years in the game. Co-founder Friction is joined by M.D KTee and Head of Marketing Amy to discuss the past, present and future of the independent label. Delving into the process of signing and building new artists, event management, marketing and much more – you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the label representatives.

Moderator: Mark Lawrence (Sentric / Black Rock Publishing / motion)

Kier Tyler (Managing Director)


Amy Jayne (Head of Marketing)

2pm: Pioneer DJ – Dark Sky Toraiz Demo

In this session Dark Sky will be demonstrating the latest offering from the Toraiz range.

The 45 min compressive demo will be followed by a Q&A with Dark Sky and our very own Sam Shepherd.

Certainly a session not to miss.


3pm: Pioneer DJ – Toraiz SP-16 and AS1 Masterclass

In this session our demonstrators Sam Shepherd and Sami Qureshi will be showing how the Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 can be used to construct a track on the fly incorporating the units sequencer and sampler capabilities with no need for a computer. They will cover all aspects of the Toraiz SP-16’s capabilities from browsing its internal sample library to applying sound effects including the legendary synth legend Dave Smiths filters. Sam and Sami will also cover the Pioneer DJ AS1 monosynth, also produced in conjunction with Dave Smith, and how you can create some twisted squelchy basslines and patterns. To end the session we will show how these 2 powerful products can work together to deliver an amazing performance.


3.50pm: Help Musicians UK 3 minute film

A short film highlighting the lifetime of support offered by independent music charity Help Musicians UK. Featuring industry heads, beneficiaries and supporters, hear how the organisation empowers musicians at all stages of their lives with a unique mix of creative development and Health and Welfare assistance.


4pm: Journeys By DJs 

Every DJ has a story of their journey to tell…

In this session Sacha Wall, Controller and Co-founder of Data Transmission Radio delves deep into conversation with DJs, to find out more about the artists journey with dance music, and how they arrived to where there are today. On her sofa she welcomes Shadow Child and Steve Mac/These Machines tell us a little more about the DJ behind those decks, of where their love affair with House music began, the high points, the struggles, the parties, the places they’ve been, the sights they’ve seen and what they’ve learnt along the way.

Host: Sacha Wall (Co-Founder / Controller, Data Transmission Radio)

Shadow Child

Steve Mac / These Machines


5pm: The 2nd Summer of Love – How Dance Music Took Over The World. 

Paul Oakenfold in conversation with Alon Shulman plus Q&A

In association with BIMM Institute Brighton


A look at the past, present and future of dance music. Global superstar DJ, producer and artist Paul Oakenfold will be in conversation with Universe™ MD Alon Shulman, whose new book, ‘The Second Summer of Love’, is the definitive look at the birth and rise of dance music. They’ll be looking at how a bunch of lads on holiday in Ibiza ignited a global scene that rocked the establishment before emerging victorious, spawning a multibillion-dollar industry while continuing to inspire, change and shape every aspect of modern culture.










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