THURSDAY 1st OCT 2020
10.00am: Carl Cox Q&A live from Australia
Alon Shulman chats to Carl Cox about his incredible career in music, life during lockdown & his plans for the future. OH YES OH YES!
Alon Shulman (Chairman: World Famous Group & Founder of Entrepreneurs Universe)
11.00am: Strategies for Diversity & Inclusion in Electronic Music, presented by The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM)
What effective mechanisms are there currently and what more needs to be done to promote Diversity & Inclusion and fight racism and discrimination in electronic music culture?
Moderator: Inder Phull (Graphite Media)
Sam Warren (SiSu)
Raj Ramanandi (InChorus)
Shino Parker (Motion Artists)
12.00pm: “The Music Mission” presented by AudioLock
Your stolen music was sold on a massive scale through illegal download stores. AudioLock and Label Worx accelerated the launch of The Music Mission when COVID-19 hit, empowering the electronic music industry to collaborate, knowing the campaign would deliver the short term support needed while securing critical long term benefits. Join us to learn about our actions, the results and what’s next.
Moderator: Ben Rush (CEO, AudioLock)
Simon Birkumshaw (Label Worx)
Ridney (Cafe Mambo)
Josh Gunston (Southpoint Music)
1.00pm: Raving, Race and Responsibility (unpacking unconscious bias in the live sector), presented by shesaid.so & Skiddle
In this session, Skiddle and shesaid.so Brighton will address the problems around the exclusion of communities from music spaces in the UK and dismantle unconscious biases you didn’t know you had, so we can collectively create positive experiences for everyone.
Moderator: Georgia Roberts (Skiddle)
Charlotte Caleb (CSquaredLDN, shesaid.so)
Sacha Wall (Data Transmission Radio)
Niks Delanancy (Black Bandcamp)
2.00pm: Mental Health & Wellbeing Post-Lockdown, presented by DJ MAG & a:live
Discussing the mental health and wellbeing issues affecting the industry: before, during and after Lockdown. As well as general mental health issues affecting the scene, the pandemic’s shutdown of music events has brought new factors into play such as isolation, the loss of community, money worries and more.
Moderator: Carl Loben (DJ Mag Editor)
Jumpin Jack Frost (DJ / Producer)
Ellie Talebian (Eclectic Toolbox)
3.00pm: Faithless Keynote: Q&A
Faithless have long occupied a pivotal position in the world of British electronica. With the upcoming release of their 1st album for 10 years, All Blessed, Carl Loben hosts a Q&A with Sister Bliss to discover the inspiration behind it as well as chatting about the band’s history that stretches back some 25 years.
Carl Loben (DJ Mag Editor)
4.00pm: Ultra Music – A&R
Moderators: Tracey Fox & Paul Arnold (Ultra Music)
Adam Griffin (Perfect Havoc)
Felix Canetti Clarke (Sony Atv)
5.00pm: Fatboy Slim – Keynote Interview & Q&A, presented by BIMM
Join Godfather of beats, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, at this ‘audience with’ panel. We’ll be probing the maestro on his early days playing bass for The Housemartins to performing to millions in Rio; his Ibiza residencies, collaborations and everything in between. Join us for this very intimate chat with Brighton’s favourite son and, arguably, the biggest DJ on the planet.
Moderator: Mike Seddon (Loft Sessions)
Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim
6.00pm: DJ Q&A – Curating your own career path
We speak to a range of panelists to discover their journeys towards making it happen for themselves. A DIY approach to curating your own career path.
Moderator: Firas (Waze & Odyssey)
FRIDAY 2nd OCT 2020
10.00am: How The Industry Is Tackling The Climate Crisis, presented by The Association Of Electronic Music (AFEM)
What meaningful changes can the electronic music business make now to create a more environmentally sustainable industry and culture post-pandemic? This panel examines how DJ’s, promoters, event workers and key figures are leading by example, the education streams being used, and the growing use of green riders to effect change. Whilst looking at these ideas and tools it further explores the opportunities open to everyone be part of making a lasting difference to help create a more sustainable future for electronic music at every level.
Moderator: Tristian Hunt (AFEM, Regional Manager)
Hadi Ahmadzadeh (ECODISCO)
Jolyon Klean (Orca Sound Project)
Sophie Awdry (Eco Glitter Fun)
Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival)
11.00am: Beatport Annual Report
Heiko Hoffmann (VP – Artist & Industry Relations)
Laren Agues (Product Manager)
12.00pm: Journeys by DJs -Nicole Moudaber, presented by Data Transmission Radio
In this session Sacha Wall, Controller and 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 they are today.
Step forward a true titan of today’s Techno scene, the unstoppable force to be reckoned with that is Nicole Moudaber. Sacha will delve back to where Nicole’s journey began, right back to her roots and what set her on the mighty path that she follows today, and the highs and the lows she’s dealt with along the way. The late night tales from the parties she’s played and find out what’s beneath the surface of this strong lady, what really gets her ‘in the mood” and what the secret fuel is that powers her turbo charge, this is a DJ that takes no prisoners, and a conversation not to be missed
Host: Sacha Wall (Data Transmission Radio)
1.00pm: DJ Mag presents Black Representation in Dance Music
How have Black people fared in the industry thus far? Have some Black pioneers and artists been overlooked or effectively airbrushed out of history? Have some dance music sub-genres been ‘whitewashed’, and if so, how and why? Has the Black Lives Matter movement changed anything? And what of the future?
Moderator: Mick Wilson (DJ Mag)
Rowetta (Happy Mondays)
DJ Paulette (DJ)
Rob Davy (Mutiny)
2.00pm: Marketing for DJs/Producers/Promoters
There’s never been a time when marketing has been so crucial. Ths panel discusses the best way to move forward in the new ‘normal’.
Moderator: Damion Pell (Decoded)
Clara Suess (Suess Media)
Grace Flynn (Mustard Media)
3.00pm:DJ / Producer Q&A
We go deep into the realms of music production with some of today’s best producers. With releases on Toolroom, Defected, Superfreq, Finger Lickin’ Records and Hot Creations our panelists have great knowledge of how to make music for clubs and festivals around the world. We will find out what their secrets are behind getting signed to such exciting labels and get some great studio tips and tricks.
Moderator: Martha Cleary (Tru Thoughts)
Jay Hill (Hot Creations / Superfreq)
4.00pm: Music Data Discovery & Innovation, presented by CMU
The modern music business is an increasingly complex operating landscape where formats are regularly evolving. Over the past 20 years or so there’s been a significant shift in the way the music business operates. Music companies are now data companies. We look at how music data can drive discovery, innovation and revenue across the value chain. Focusing on the diverse data sources on offer and the questions we should be asking our data, we will explore how you can compete in the data driven music economy.
Supported by the University Of Brighton through DRIVA Arts. DRIVA funded by ESIF & ACE.
Moderator: Sam Taylor (CMU)
David Hamilton – DAM Good Media
Charlotte Caleb – Kobalt Music Group
5.00pm: Global Impact of Covid on the Dancefloor presented by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)
The UK Economy has taken a huge hit both culturally and economically during the pandemic, but how has this affected the dance floors across the world. We debate the impact of cultural influencers across the world. Examining Culture , Media, Music, Nightlife and the vision for the future. We are graced with an amazing panel of guests to discuss and debate within unprecedented times – Be Safe!
Moderator: Michael Kill (CEO – NTIA)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom Records)
Dominic Butler (Stanton Warriors)
Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity)
Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency)
COUNTDOWN TO BMC 2021