THEATRE 3

THURS 23rd MAY 2024

10.00am: SYNC

Landing a sync deal for TV, adverts, film or video games remains one of the most sought-after and competitive areas of today’s electronic music industry.

This panel will take you through the nuts and bolts of sync: what is sync? How do you get into doing it? What’s a sync company, and how do you get signed to one or indeed work for one? And how lucrative can you expect it to be?

Our experts will take you through all this and more.

Moderator: Gemma Farrington (Sentric)

Andrew Beaton (Composer)

Cam Fyall (Ninja Tune)

Charlotte De Vega (Material Music)

Dave Philpot (Republic of Sync)

Irma de Wind (Music Supervisor)

 

11.00am: RADIO

What role does radio play in today’s sprawling electronic music landscape? Who chooses radio playlists, and how do you get your music in front of them?

What does the future hold for major national broadcasters and grass roots digital stations?

We’ll cover all this and more with our expert panel.

Moderator: Leon La Rosa (Select)

Eddie Craig (Wideboys / Kiss FM)

Mollie Collins (Kiss FM)

Storm Mollison (Rinse FM)

Tintin Chambers (OpenLab)

 

12.00pm: EARNING A LIVING FROM ELECTRONIC MUSIC (in association with PRS)

PRS take a look at all income streams for an electronic music artist.

Moderator: Andy Ellis (PRS for Music)

Chloe Johnson (Verifi Media)

Frances Barber Shillito (FRNT MGMT)

Jataneel Banerjee (PRSfM).

John Truelove (Truelove Music)

Nick Earles (Defected Records)

 

1.00pm: DJ Q&A

Your chance to fire any burning questions at our carefully curated panel of pros, featuring D&B don Danny Byrd, the inimitable House and Techno pioneer Mr C, UK Garage godfather Matt Jam Lamont, Superfreq resident Chloe Sinclair and acclaimed He.She.They tour DJ Syreeta.

Moderator: Duncan King (Skiddle)

Danny Byrd (Hospital Records)

Matt Jam Lamont

Mr. C (Superfreq)

Miss.C (Chloe Sinclair)

Seb Zito

SYREETA (HE.SHE.THEY)

 

2.00pm: OMNIS-DUO all-in-one DJ system and the WAVE-EIGHT DJ speaker Demo (in association with AlphaTheta)

If you’re interested in the DJ world, this panel discussion is must-see.

Hear from AlphaTheta EMEA Ltd Business Development Executives, Sami Qureshi and Robert Woodward, as they shed light on the exciting plans for the new AlphaTheta brand and talk about how it will complement the existing brands operated by AlphaTheta Corporation, including the legendary Pioneer DJ.

They’ll also dive deep into the key features of game-changing new gear including the OMNIS-DUO all-in-one DJ system and the WAVE-EIGHT DJ speaker, two battery-powered portable products from AlphaTheta that enable DJs to perform literally anywhere they want – at the beach, in a forest, even in a car.

Find out how the brand-new SonicLink technology in these products can transmit audio much faster than a Bluetooth connection, releasing DJs from the shackles of traditional cabled setups and making professional wireless DJing and beatmixing feasible for the first time. And you won’t need to use your imagination to picture how these units work, as Sami & Rob will perform a live demo to show some of the amazing things they can do.

Rob Woodward

Sam Qureshi

 

3.00pm: VOCALS

In this panel we’ll get to grips with the topic of vocals in dance music.

As well as exploring the technical aspects of recording and producing vocals, we’ll be discussing the essential issues of collaborations, toplines, publishing deals and royalties when it comes to working with vocalists.

Moderator: Johnny Scratchley (Gentleman’s Dub Club)

Amber Jolene (Defected/LNOE)

Gi3MO

Rowetta (Happy Mondays)

Shyam P (Saved)

 

4.00pm: DIY

Self Release & how to set up your own record label. As more and more opportunities arise for artists and DJs to dispense with the middlemen and work direct-to-fan, our panel will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of going it alone in 2024.

From the nuts and bolts of setting up your own business, distribution and promotion to the long-term potential of truly owning your career, we’ll cover everything you need to know if you’re considering doing it for yourself.

Moderator: James Wiltshire (Freemasons / F9)

Adam Griffin (Perfect Havoc)

J-Felix (Tru Thoughts / OVN Records)

Katherine Ellis (Songsiren Music Limited)

Naomi Bressani (Republic of Music)

Scott Diaz (NITELIFE Audio)

5.00pm: RESIDENT DJs

The great unsung heroes of any truly great clubnight are the resident DJs. But with today’s rising costs, red tape restrictions, ever changing habits; plus venues increasingly opting for less risky well established headliners; it’s becoming harder than ever to hold down a regular long term residency.

Join our esteemed panel of experienced professionals & resident DJs as they delve into strategies for not only securing but also sustaining a long-term residency.

Discover insights on crafting a captivating musical journey that ensures clubbers return eagerly week after week!

Moderator: Mikee Hollywood

Alex P

Dave Pearce

Dulcie Danger

Lola (Size)

Stuart Patterson (Faith)

FRI 24th MAY 2024

10.00am: JUNGLE / DRUM AND BASS MASTERCLASS WITH DJ SAPPO (in association with Steinberg)

Jungle & Drum and Bass Masterclass with DJ Sappo. Join DJ Sappo’s masterclass and tap into over 25 years of mixing and mastering expertise.

Learn first-hand from a seasoned pro who has shaped Beatport No.1 hits and collaborated with Grammy-winning artists like Miki Howard.

Discover Sappo’s production secrets and creative insights to elevate your tracks using only Cubase Pro stock plugins.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to demystify the art of production and gain invaluable insights into mixing and mastering for today’s platforms. Stick around for a live Q&A session at the end to get your all burning questions answered.

Hosted by DJ Sappo

 

11.00pm: SPEED NETWORKING (in association with Cavendish Music)

Meet the experts!

Come and meet the team from Cavendish Music at this speed networking hour, a chance for one-to-one advice and conversation with leading experts in the world of Production Music and Sync.

Ever wondered what it takes to get your music used in in Adverts, TV and film? Have a burning question about production and mixing? Want to know the secrets to mastering your track?

This is your chance to speak to the professionals, with a dedicated time slot with each member of the team. Slots will last 10 mins and on a first in queue basis!

EXPERTS:

Alex Grey (Head of Production)

Ben Andrewes (Studio Manager & Engineer)

Tammy Tinawi (Senior Producer & Music Consultant)

Taz Mattar (Mastering Engineer)

 

12.00pm: IN CONVERSATION WITH ARNIE WRONG & SUJON AHMED (in association with Cavendish Music)

In Conversation with…Commercial Artists writing for Sync.

Cavendish invites Arnie Wrong and Sujon Ahmed AKA Trooh Hippi, leading producers in the sync world as well as prolific artists in the commercial world.

We’ll be discussing the different paths that lead them to their successful careers, the artists and producers they have worked with, and how they got in to writing for sync and production music.

They will be offering sound advice on writing and producing as an artist and making a career out of it as well as how to manage and juggle writing for production music libraries and Sync.

Both Arnie and Sujon have multi-faceted careers and will provide invaluable insight as well as understanding the pitfalls, for anyone looking to make it as an artist in the commercial and sync world of music.

Moderator: Tammy Tinawi (Senior Music Consultant, Cavendish Music)

Arnie Wrong

Sujon Ahmed (Trooh Hippi)

 

1.00pm – 2pm – BREAK

 

2.00pm: PRODUCER Q&A

Our second in-depth session for producers brings together a truly gargantuan lineup, featuring Acid-House turned future junglist legend A Guy Called Gerald, Anjunadeep and Crosstown Rebels talent Just Her, live act and producer Saytek, modern House don Shadow Child.

Moderator: Darien J

A Guy Called Gerald

Bessi Massey

Just Her

Saytek

Shadow Child

3.00pm: TRACK BREAKDOWN OF FRANKIE KNUCKLES – YOUR LOVE (in association with Point Blank)

Watch Ski Oakenfull lovingly recreate the Frankie Knuckles classic ‘Your Love’ from scratch.

Remembering Frankie Knuckles on the 10th anniversary of his passing who’s legacy continues through his charity The Frankie Knuckles Foundation’ – The Frankie Knuckles Foundation is a not for profit educational, and cultural organisation dedicated to the advancement of Frankie Knuckles’ mission as the global ambassador of house music through media, conservation and public events continuing and supporting the causes he advocated. Focused on these initiatives: music in schools, LGBTQ youth homelessness, AIDS research / prevention & diabetes research / education.

Ski Oakenfull 

 

4.00pm: HARM REDUCTION: HEALTH, HEARING & WELLBEING (in association with ACS Custom)

In recent years the many health risks of a long-term career in electronic music have gained more attention, and in this session we’ll explore the range of ways in which artists, DJs and music lovers can take care of their physical and mental wellbeing.

Helmed by leading ear-protection organisation ACS, our panel of experts will discuss the best ways of ensuring our minds and bodies are properly looked after in a notoriously precarious environment.

Moderator: Jono Heale (ACS)

Alexander Church (Configurations of Self)

Ellie Talebian (DJ / Radio Presenter)

Fay Barton (Mizbee)

Michael Grierson (The House Poet)

 

5.00pm: Q&A with A Guy Called Gerald (in association with Future Music)

Electronic music icon A Guy Called Gerald sits down with Future Music Editor-in-Chief Si Truss to talk about his long and influential career as an electronic music maker and performer.

Learn practical tips on how to create and perform dance music from one of the most influential figures in the industry.

Moderator: Si Truss

A Guy Called Gerald

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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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