(Access to all BMC pass holders)


11.00: Getting Paid For Your Creativity (in association with PRS for Music)

Starting to think seriously about your career in music? Everything you need to know to get your business locked down and sustain a living. From downloads and streams to DJing and live to TV and radio to vinyl and CD, how to ensure you are rewarded for the music you make and understanding all the different income streams.

Moderator: Ashley Howard (PRS for Music)

Adrienne Bookbinder (Defected Records)

Soraya Sobh (The Bakery)

Adam Woolf (Critical Recordings)


11:45: How to get your music signed to the right label

Timo Garcia (aka Nolan) talks to industry professional’s about the best way to get your music signed by the right labels. With his own music released on over 130 labels worldwide from Get Physical, Kittball & Mother Recordings to Toolroom, Cr2 & MadTech Timo has a wealth of experience (good & bad) in sending out demos in hope of getting signed!

Moderator – Timo Garcia (aka Nolan)

Luke Solomon (A&R for Defected & Classic Music Company)

Simon Birkumshaw (Label Manager & A&R, Madhouse, Madtech & Champion Records)

Just Her (Crosstown Rebels, Constant Circles)

Tracey Fox (A&R, Ultra Music & Ultra Music Publishing)


12:30: Label Q&A with Tru Thoughts

A chance to delve into the minds of one of the UK’s most successful labels, now in its nineteenth year the label continues to go from strength the strength and is a perfect example of how to grow your business and stay true to its roots.

Moderator – Shino Allen 

Robert Luis (Label Co-Owner and A&R)

Jonny Halliday (Label Manager)

Trevor Heath (Full Thought Publishing)

Hannah Petter (Press Officer)


13:20: Uplifting Audio Experiences Workshop with Tony Andrews

Founder of loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One: An opportunity to delve into the mind of the man behind the world’s leading loudspeaker and sound system provider. This will be a masterclass in best practices and how to perfect your sound.


14:15: BIMM Institute Modular Synthesis Masterclass

You are invited to this exciting BIMM Institute Modular Synthesis Masterclass hosted by the (BA Hons) in Music Production Course Leader, Matthew Hodson. Matthew will take you through all the key techniques and essential elements in producing music using a modular synthesizer. Join him as he creates music from scratch, building a custom patch which is discussed and taught throughout, giving you a first-hand insight into the world of modular synthesis.


15:00: Sharpstream – Sharing your creation with the world. The access and benefits of internet radio

Radio is a major source of music discovery, yet traditional broadcast radio consumption is in decline. Internet radio is growing faster than ever, helped in part by the launch of connected smart speakers and a generational leap toward IP first media consumption. This panel focuses on how to approach starting an internet radio station of your own. The discussion will look at the benefits and challenges of internet radio, revealing the best practices from existing success stories of the internet radio landscape.

Moderator: Dane Streeter (Sharpsteam)

Nats Spada (Totally Radio / Platform B)

Dom Robinson (id3as media)

Nicole Logan (Head Station Manager – Transmission Roundhouse)

Sagal Yusuf (Presenter, Platform B)


15:50: DJ Q&A

Moderator – Chad Jackson (DMC World champion)

Sam Divine (Defected)

Rich Wakely (Lost,Suara, Sola)

Mark Knight (Toolroom Records)

Alice Clark


16:35: Music Piracy in 2018 (in association with the BPI)

What is the music piracy landscape in 2018, what is the cost to the industry and who does it effect? Who are the pirates and what is being done to deter them? Clare Miller, Christian Ivanoski-Nichol and Kate Whitmarsh present insights from their work in the BPI Content Protection department and lead a discussion to gain an artist, label and law enforcement agent perspective. 

Moderator – Clare Miller (the BPI)

Christian Ivanoski-Nichol

Matt Cochrane (Industry Liaison Officer for PIPCU CoLP)

Keir Tyrer (Managing Director and co-owner of Shogun Audio Group)

Charlie Hole (writer and performer who has played over 1000 gigs and supported notable artists such as Billy Ocean and Steve Harley)


17:20: How much is your hearing worth?

Moderator: DJ RAE Oli Katz (All Ears campaign)

Jono Heale (ACS)

Gladys Akinseye (Harley Street Hearing)

Aidan Culley (HMUK)


11:00: Hacking web tech for music execs

Join Ben Rush to reverse engineer and hack tech to uncover the often hidden tech affecting every part of the industry from music production to international royalties. Ben will be joined in the session by Chris Roohan, artists FooR who have recently smashed the UK Garage scene and are taking the leap into management and running multiple labels as well as House Music DJ and producer ‘Like Son’.

Ben Rush (AFEM Anti-Piracy Group Chair / AudioLock Founder)

Chris Roohan (NewState Entertainment)

FooR (Artists / Artist Management / Label Owners)

Like Son (DJ / Producer)


11:45: Label Q&A with RAM Records

Moderator – Sarah Cole (Director of Talent, AEI)

Jim Gash (Label Manager)

Scott Bourne (Company Director)

Hannah Helbert (Press Agent)

Rhys Bainham (Event Manager)


12:30: Education – is college really worth it?

The cost of attending a UK university as an Undergraduate in 2018 could cost you up to £9000 a year, which equates to almost £30k over a university tenure of 3 years. Imagine what that investment could yield for you during the same period of time, if you chose instead to use it to build your own studio, set-up your own event or launch your own record label. Or would you lack the necessary skills and acumen required to achieve any of the aforementioned, without having cut your teeth on a university degree first?
We’ve curated a diverse panel of industry professionals & entrepreneurs to discuss just that. Our panelists will be guiding us through their respective journeys in education, before debating if these had any impact on their current position in the music industry, and concluding whether going to university is really worth the time, cost and effort.
The aim of the panel is to give the audience an insight on how to reach their career aims as well as practical tips for future entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

Moderator – Inder Phull (CEO at KRPT)

Lauren Pavan (COO at GRM Daily)

Alice Favre (Co-Owner at Man about A Dog, Co-Owner at Ticket Tannoy, Head of Operations at LWE)

Rob Anderson (Product Planning Executive at Pioneer DJ, Label Owner at Repeat After Me)

Toby Oxnam (Creative Director – Netil Radio, Head Booker at Joshua Brookes, Ossia Music)

Harry Leckstein (Tileyard Education)  


13:15: Producer Q&A

Moderator –  Katia Isakoff (Women Produce Music)

London Elektricity (Hospital Records)

Illyus & Barrientos (Toolroom Records)

Luke Solomon (Defected/Classic)

Rachel K Collier (Ableton)  


14:10: Horus Music Presents “Letting it Sync In, Why Music Supervisors love Electronic Music”

We’ll take you through the fundamentals of how synchronisation works when your song is used in a film, television show, advert or video game. The discussion will then take a deeper look into the use of electronic music in recent projects from both a music supervisor and composers’ perspective and will take a look what challenges lie ahead for songwriters today.

Moderator – Deborah Smith (Anara Publishing)

Luke Jackson (Composer)

Rachel Menzies (Music Supervisor)

John Meredith (Owner of Production Music Library ‘Arms Production Music’)

Martin Hewett (Music Supervisor, On The Beach Music)  


14:55: Multi-tasking in the music business

Brighton’s very own drum and bass legend Friction talks through the need for multi-tasking in the modern day music business. From producing records, touring, broadcasting and running a label.

Moderator – Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital)

Friction (Shogun Audio)  


15:50: AEI / BEC panel – Creating & Maintaining Online Communities

What good is a Facebook event page if no one actually sees it? As the internet echo chamber gets louder and algorithms make it harder to reach fans online, it’s more important than ever to understand exactly how to use digital platforms properly to promote your event. This panel, hosted by AEI Group, will break down all aspects and means of digital promotion and analyze exactly how to get the right message across, in the right way, to the right people at the right time. From fine-tuning your tone of voice to fit your audience to understanding when to push for those final ticket sales, this panel will cover it all.

Moderator – Amy Jayne (Head of Marketing, Shogun Audio)

Tom Dunn (AEI Special Projects Manager)

Kate Osler (AEI Festival Director / Weird Science)

Nick Sadler (Manager)

Lewis Sinclair (CEO Cygnus Music)

Sam Taylor (I Am Pop)










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