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THURS 26th MAY 2022

10.30am: Social Media – How it can help you & your brand grow (in association with BIMM)

In depth conversation about how social media can help grow your brand followed by a Q&A with the floor.

Moderator: Pippa Moyle (City Girl Network / BIMM)

Antony Faulkner (Mesh/The Wild Seeds)

Evie Grain (FFRR)

Neal Lewis (The Drop Digital)

Paul Hutchinson (Clockwork Orange)


11.30am: Don Diablo | ‘FORΞVΞR’ : A Marketing Deep-Dive (in association with FUGA)

With rave reviews around the world, Don Diablo’s 2021 album ‘FORΞVΞR’ released on his own HEXAGON imprint, was an acclaimed success. But as the music broke boundaries and explored new ground, so too did the release campaign.

From working with the UN alongside Angela Merkel and the Pope to NFT drops, exclusive merch releases to global billboard placements, the ‘FORΞVΞR’ album release served as a first-class example of a modern marketing campaign, with the results to back it up.

Join FUGA’s electronic specialist, Connie Chow and HEXAGON Managing Director Stephan Oorbeek as they discuss everything from Don Diablo’s dedication to detail to the deep audience insights that were discovered along the way, and how artists can follow his pioneering path.

Moderator: Connie Chow (Marketing Strategy – Dance/Electronic, FUGA) Connie Chow (FUGA)

Stephan Oorbeek (Managing Director, HEXAGON)

12.30pm: The Marketing panel

Tips and advice about how to market yourself or your company in the future

Moderator: Gareth Mellor

Jay Cunningham (inMusic)

Mariana Orsho (Meoko)

Miles Shackleton (Toolroom)

Stanley Li (Point Blank)

1.30pm: Gender representation in Record Labels (in association with Lady of the House)

Lady of the House celebrates, champions and honours women across music.

On this panel we explore gender representation in Record Labels, why it’s been so disproportionate historically and the changes that have been made to progress equality in this section of the sector.

Moderator: Laila McKenzie (Lady Of The House)

Charlie Tee (BBC Radio 1)

Connie Chow (Fuga)

Sarah Beaumount (Defected A&R)

2.30pm: DJ Q&A

A chance for you to ask these legendary DJs some questions about music, touring, clubs, festivals, record labels, mental health, technology and so much more.

Moderator: Lizzie Curious


Colin Dale

Danny Rampling

Prok | Fitch

Sophie Lloyd


3.30pm: Keynote interview with Dubfire (in association with BIMM)

Ali Shirazinia, commonly known by his stage name Dubfire, is an Iranian American house and techno DJ and producer. Prior to his solo career, Dubfire made up half of the four times nominated and Grammy Award-winning duo, Deep Dish.

Moderator: James Kendall (BIMM)



4.30pm: Promoter Panel

Find out what makes promoters tick, what they look for when booking DJs and live acts and how best get their attention. With decades of experience putting on club nights and festivals in London, Bristol, Brighton & beyond our esteemed panel of promoters will also discuss moving out of covid, attendance numbers vs ticket sales, diversity on line ups, rising DJ Fees and the Big Reset!

Moderator: Brainzo (HE.SHE.THEY. / The Weird & The Wonderful)

Andrew Blackett (Fabric)

Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

Kitty Bartlett (Percolate)

Laila McKenzie (Lady Of The House)

Markus Saarländer (Berlin-Brighton)

FRI 27th MAY 2022

10.30am: What Arts Council investment can do for you (in association with Arts Council England)

Hear from members of the Arts Council’s music team about funding that is available for the electronic music sector and how to access it.

Members of the electronic music community who have already accessed funding from the Arts Council will also share their experiences of applying for funds and what the funding has enabled them to do.

Moderator: Claire Mera-Nelson (Director, Music, Arts Council England)

Aakash Bharania (Relationship Manager, Diversity, Arts Council England)

Adem Holness (Relationship Manager, Arts Council England)

Mali Larrington-Nelson AKA Shy One (DJ / Producer)

Dhruva Balram (Dialled In / Chalo)


11.30am: How to Work with Influencers in Music and Events

Influencers have been a hot topic for while now, promoting fashion brands and exotic destinations but what is the best way to work with them for music artists and events?

We bring together some of the leading industry professionals to share their knowledge, with valuable insights, case studies and tips to kickstart your influencer campaign.

Moderator: Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity)

Dylan Pasqua (Music & Entertainment Partnerships Manager, Fanbytes)

Estelle Maslen (Artist / Producer / Tech influencer)

James Lightfoot (Artist Community Manager, TikTok)

Josh Deal (Founder, Zebr)


12.30pm: Brighton needs a night time economy advisor (in association with Night Time Industries Association)

Leaving the pandemic behind, we have learnt many lessons both politically and publicly on representation, and consideration for one of the key industries within the UK.

The Night Time Economy brings in £112 Billion in Annual Revenue and employs 1.94 Million people pre Covid. It’s the right time for us to establish NTE Advisors in every major city across the UK, with Brighton being one of the key contributors.

It needs to consider the benefits and key work that a NTE representative would be able to achieve, given the amazing examples set by Sacha Lord (Manchester) & Carly Heath (Bristol) as respective NTE Advisors.

We are seeing the population of these roles grow internationally day by day! Let’s have the debate Brighton!

Moderator: Mike Kill (NTIA)

Dominic Butler (Stanton Warriors)

Iain Baird (EPIC)

Carly Heath (Bristol NTE Advisor)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Brighton Kemptown)


1.30pm: Mental Health (in association with BIMM)

BIMM is proud to host this year’s mental health panel at the Brighton Music Conference featuring some amazing talent from the music industry, getting into in depth discussions on this hugely important subject.

BIMM treat mental health as a top priority in music and education, but as we know, this touches every industry and walk of life and is especially important today after everything we have all just experienced.

Moderator: Martin Wright (BIMM)

Ellie Talebian (We Are Hummingbird / Gaydio)

James Holdsworth (BMC / MHFA Instructor)

Matthew Benjamin aka Bushwacka! (Listen Up Therapy)

Tristian Hunt (AFEM)


2.30pm: Future Clubbing (in association with Skiddle)

Future Clubbing: how a new breed of promoters are creating safe & inclusive dancefloors around the globe Skiddle talks to some of the UK’s leading promoters about what the industry has to do to create safe spaces to protect the future of clubbing in the UK

Moderator: Duncan King (Head of New Business, London & South East)

Dom Butler (Stanton Warriors)

Nathan X (DJ and promoter of Unorthodox)


3.30pm: Do I need an Agent?

When do I need an agent?

We find out what a DJ Agency can do for you.. How to join it’s exciting roster and when it’s right for artists to start seeking representation.

Also what happened to ‘The Great Reset’? Have DJ fees gone through the roof? 

Moderator: Kat Bailey (The Mother Lode)

Ishsha Bourguet (UTA)

Mark Bauer (ESP Agency)

Matt Johnson (The Pool Agency)

Paul Wells (Elite Music Management) 

4.30pm: Do I need Management?

When do you need a manager?

Find out from our panel of industry experts when the right time hits to get artist representation, what they can do for you and when it’s actually better to just do it yourself!

Moderator: Andy Varley (Insanity Group)

Ammaarah Khan (Involved Management)

Josh Gunston (FFRR / Warner & Southpoint)

Robert Davies (Perfect Havoc)

Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts) 










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