THEATRE 2

THURS 23rd MAY 2024

10.00am: PR & MARKETING

Do You Need PR? Music Marketing Dissected.

Where to invest time and resources to achieve maximum exposure in today’s ever changing marketing landscape.

Aimed to help DJs, promoters, labels and producers, a panel of leading PR and Marketing professionals deep dive into Press, Social Media, Radio and Play listing to examine how they work together, highlighting the benefits of each and helping to avoid the pitfalls.

Moderator: Toni Tambourine (Director Tambo PR)

Clara Suess (Director, Suess Media)

Mikey Whyte (Head of Marketing, Toolroom)

Neil Bainbridge (Director, Neighbourhood PR)

Stanley Li (Senior Marketing Manager, Point Blank)

 

11.00am: WORKING IN LIVE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (in association with she.said.so & NOWIE)

Live events and festivals are a big part of our industry with DJ’s selling out stadiums and headlining festivals. But there is a lot more to live than just the artists, with a huge ecosystem of people behind the scenes that don’t always get the recognition.

This session shines a light on some of the backstage stars working in the live sector, as well as highlighting the different job roles, opportunities and challenges with insights and personal experiences from the panel.

Moderator: Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity)

Ian Baird (Brighton & Hove City Council)

Sarah Moxom (Phoenix Staffing Ltd)

Terri-Siân Lugosi (Select Security & Stewarding)

Tille Shipway – (FMLY Agency)

 

12.00pm: BEATPORT ANUAL REPORT

The Beatport team returns in 2024 to share the latest developments across the group with representatives from the Producer Group, Music Services and DJ Group sharing a variety of insights and news from the company.

It’ll include the latest trends on the store, the top 10 most popular genres, a look at the new Beatport Studio platform, the new Artist and Label features on LabelRadar and more.

Ed Brew (Director of Business Development, Music Services)

Marina Palacios (Head Of Label Relations)

Leon Stephens (VP, Sales & Marketing, Producer Group)

 

1.00pm: AI & YOUR AUDIENCE (in association with AFEM)

How changes to technology are going to impact the way music is going to be made, distributed, and reach your fans.

Moderator: Shannon Herber (Campaign / Wise River Consulting)

Dorian Perron (Groover)

Gareth Deakin (Sonorous)

Isaac Bentata (Equ.is)

Mariana Brandão (Casperaki)

 

2.00pm: LABEL Q&A – HOSPITAL RECORDS

World-leading D+B powerhouse Hospital Records are set to touch down at BMC for a label Q&A!

Get your questions at the ready as we delve deep into the driving forces behind the success of Hospital Records and their industry-leading events brand Hospitality.

With over 28 years in the game as a pioneering dance music imprint, don’t miss this opportunity to get exclusive insight from the team who work behind the scenes.

Moderator: Ellie Talebian (DJ / Radio Presenter)

Chris Goss

Matt Lally (Label Promotions Manager)

Maya De N’Yeurt (Event Promotions Manager)

TJ Campbell (A&R)

 

3.00pm: SOCIAL MEDIA (in association with Data Transmission)

Social media continues to be one of the most divisive, demanding and integral aspects of today’s dance music industry.

In this panel we’ll untangle how to get the most out of social media – whether as an artist, DJ, label or event – and will look to the future to discuss what the networks that dominate our lives will look like in the years ahead.

Moderator: Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission)

AmyElle (DJ/Producer)

Ellie Talebian (DJ / Radio Presenter)

Keturah Cummings (Forward Slash)

Neal Lewis (The Drop)

Reece EVPRO

 

4.00pm: KEYNOTE – CRAZY P

Crazy P Interview and Q&A. With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for over 20 years.

Equally at home on huge outdoor festival stages in Australia or basement sweatboxes in East London, Crazy P have made their name with a unerring combination of lushly structured songs and live power, whilst never forgetting their roots on the dance floors of the late 90s’ house, disco, and soul clubs.

We’re honoured to present this legendary act as our Keynote speakers for 2024 ahead of their BMC show at The Arch on Thursday night.

Moderator: Carl Loben (DJ Mag)

Chris Todd

Danielle Moore

Jim Baron

5.00pm: PRODUCER Q&A

Get deep into the studio process with some of the scene’s finest producers, including Sally Rodgers, one half of Balearic production duo A Man Called Adam, Soulful House hero Richard Earnshaw, D&B stalwart Particle and veteran Techno auteur Funk D’Void.

Moderator: Carly Wilford

A Man Called Adam (Sally)

Funk D’Void

Particle (Critical Music)

Richard Earnshaw

FRI 24th MAY 2024

11.00pm: TBA (in association with AIM)

TBA

Moderator: TBA

Panelists TBA

 

12.00pm: Is the Algorithm Truly Listening? (in association with inflyte)

In the ever-evolving landscape of music promotion, the clash between human curation and artificial intelligence algorithms sparks a fascinating debate.

This panel delves into the heart of this discussion, exploring whether algorithms, despite their precision and efficiency, possess the ability to truly “listen” and understand music on a level comparable to hand-picked recommendations from industry peers and experts.

Moderator: Paul Hamill (Inflyte)

Adam Carter (Exclusive Promo)

Bill Brewster (DJ History)

Darren Hemmings (Motive Unknown)

DJ Paulette

Steve Parry (SMP3 Promo)

 

1.00pm: DJ Q&A

Another chance to ask our panel of leading DJs anything you like!

This time round we’re welcoming DMC World Champ Chad Jackson, Scottish Techno lifer Funk D’Void, global House and Techno star Heidi and Manchester legend DJ Paulette to the BMC stage. Plus house hero Hilit Kolet, whose work with House institution Faith and Radio Slave’s Rekids has been gaining widespread praise

Moderator: Chad Jackson

Funk D’Void

Heidi

Hilit Kolet

DJ Paulette

 

2.00pm: RHYTHM AND RESILIENCE: HOW MUSIC CHANGED MY LIFE (in association with Last Night A DJ Saved My Life)

Many individuals find that music has a profound impact on their lives, shaping their experiences and influencing their journey in unexpected ways. For some, music becomes a transformative force, offering solace during difficult times, providing motivation, or sparking moments of inspiration.

What sets some artists apart is their commitment to paying it forward. Recognising the role that music has played in shaping their own lives, they feel compelled to give back to others in meaningful ways. Whether it’s mentoring aspiring artists, supporting music education initiatives, or using their platform to advocate for social change, these musicians understand the power of music to change and save lives.

This discussion aims to inspire by sharing panelists’ career journeys and their efforts in supporting global youth in overcoming trauma for better mental health, self-esteem, self-discovery, stress relief, and emotional well-being.

Moderator: Ellie Talebian (LNADJ Comms Manager)

Amber D (DJ / Producer)

Colin Dale (DJ / Producer)

Mash P (Artist)

Steve Mac (DJ / Producer / Label Owner / Big Boss)

 

3.00pm: BREAKS

Music trends come and go but the breaks scene continues to be one of the biggest draws on the planet, filling clubs and festivals across the globe while enjoying a recent creative and critical resurgence.

To discuss the foundations, evolution and future of the scene we present a heavyweight breaks lineup including the mighty Krafty Kuts and Stanton Warriors.

Moderator: Justin Rushmore

Evil Tom

Krafty Kuts

Sarah Monument

Stanton Warriors 

 

4.00pm: KEYNOTE – EROL ALKAN (in association with Inflyte)

When Erol Alkan first started turning heads on the dance music scene in the early 2000s, his flair for melding electro, techno, acid and indie vibes into head-spinning sets at his legendary clubnight Trash was a true breath of fresh air.

Two decades later, he’s one of the most sought after DJs on the planet, pulling off his unique balancing act of club-smashing energy and genre-bending electronic experiments each and every time he hits the decks. We take a deep dive into his storied career ahead of his very special BMC 2024 live shows.

Moderator: Carl Loben (DJ Mag)

Erol Alkan 

 

5.00pm: PROMOTER WORKSHOP

Running a club night has never been easy but in 2024 it can seem more challenging than ever, as rising costs, punitive local legislation and a host of other issues continue to bombard the scene at all levels.

In this panel we’ll cover the advice, issues, and ideas for meaningful change with the help of some of the leading UK promoters.

Moderator: Yewande Adeniran (INTERVENTION) aka Ifeoluwa

Carter (Slap That Sound)

James Holdsworth (BMC / LNADJ / Sterns Ravers Reunion)

Jules Pinkney (Project Event Manager)

Tony Nwachukwu (CDR)

COUNTDOWN TO #BMC24

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VENUE:

Brighton i360

Lower Kings Road

Brighton

BN1 2LN

We are proud to support

The Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation,

our official charity partner.

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