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11am: PRS Getting Paid When DJs Play Your Music (in association with PRS for Music)

An experienced panel will discuss how music creators get paid when their music is played in clubs and at festivals. This will cover the methodologies used for paying royalties, practical advice about submitting setlists and the progress being made through the adoption of music recognition technology to identify music.

Moderator: Ashley Howard (PRS For Music)

Marianne Galloway (Sentric Music)

Yuri Dokter (DJ Monitor)

Martin Maguire (PRS for Music) 


12pm: Last Night A DJ Saved My Life presents: Electronic Music Making A Difference & the launch of their new initiative, Get Equipped

Electronic music is becoming more socially responsible. LNADJ has gathered some industry leading figures & organisations to discuss what they’re doing, the motivation behind it & how you can get involved. LNADJ will also be launching their Get Equipped campaign.

Moderator: Ellie Talebian (WDMC, Eclectic Toolbox)

Jonny Lee (Founder, LNADJ)

Kai Cant (Founder, Abode Records)

Miri (Key Changes / Singer-Songwriter, Live Music Promoter)

More TBC

1pm: AFEM Presents: The Touring DJ – What You Need To Know Before You Go On Tour

The life of a touring DJ is often perceived as a glamorous one, however the reality is not always as it seems. AFEM’s panel of experts will discuss the complexities around visa applications, scheduling, logistics and understanding the importance of a healthy work-life balance whilst away from home.

Moderator: Pete Gooding – (Pete Gooding Management)

Ed Jenkins – (Grade Management)

Tamsin Embleton – (Music Industries Therapist Collective )

Jen Hammel (CAA)

Claire Spooner (Just Her)


2pm: The Big Debate hosted by DJ Mag & WDMC – Is greed killing the dance floor?

Moderators: Carl Loben (Editor, DJ Mag) & Jude Thompson (Co-founder, WDMC)

Andy Blackett (Fabric)

Norman Jay MBE

Damien Fell (Promoter)

More TBA

3pm: Electronic Music, a way of life

A conversation with some of the legends of Electronic Music culture for whom the industry has been far from just a job. From the birth of Acid House right through to the here and now, find out more about what made them take the plunge into music and how and why they are still doing it today.

Moderator: Shino Parker (Tsumi / AFEM)

Renaat Vandepapeliere (R&S Records)

Irvine Welsh

Chris Abbot

DJ Paulette

4pm: Sharp Stream presents – Capitalising on Change: hear your content – everywhere

Stirring up interest in a radio show or podcast can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned professional. Audio content is now more accessible than ever before, covering almost every conceivable niche market and available from every corner of the world. Integral to this expansion is machine learning and the ever-changing digital audio landscape. This panel discusses how audio content producers and publishers can better equip themselves with a comprehensive and inclusive toolset to inspire listener engagement across all platforms. Areas of focus include existing industry standards and practises, understanding the capabilities and best practices of machine learning for digital audio & how to get the most out of both of these to increase audience engagement across the connected platforms of today and tomorrow.

Moderator: Dane Streeter (Sharp Stream)

Nina Condrun (Horus Music)

James Chang – (Audio Producer, DJ & Presenter – Changing Faces)

Mark McCulloch (Creator, The Spectacular Marketing Podcast)

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11am: AFEM Presents: Tech Horizon – The Technology Shaping the Future of Electronic Music

Algorithms, AI, streaming tech and big data are increasingly defining how our industry functions. AFEM brings together a wealth of experts to examine the opportunities and disruptive potential that such technology presents.

Moderator: Heiko Hoffman (Beatport)

Ralph Boege (Paradise Distribution)

Bindu de Knock (Cross Legal)

Kevin Bacon (Revelator)

Diarmuid Maloney (Rotor Videos)

Charlotte Wigham (LexBlock) 

12pm: Creative Law subject – Using Vocal Samples

The dynamic between a producer and vocalist is complex. Industry experts will explain the legal, contractual and musicological issues surrounding this creative relationship.

– if the vocalist wrote, or co-wrote the lyrics and/or topline, what share of copyright ownership should they have in the new composition?
-to what extent can the singer re-use their lyrics on other tracks?
-in what circumstances should the vocalist be entitled to receive a credit and if so, should it be “featuring” “and” or “vs”?
-what share of PPL income should the vocalist typically receive?
-what fee and/or royalty should be expected?
-how should that royalty be calculated?
-what costs should be recoupable as against the vocalist?
– conflicts between royalty provisions (PPD vs Profit spits)
-who should be accounting to the vocalist, the artist or their label?

Moderator: Dean Marsh (Creative Law)

Jules O’Riordan aka Judge Jules Global DJ

Andrew Sharland (Leading Partner Clintons)

Peter Oxendale (Forensic Musicologist Peter Oxendale Musical Services)

Fay Barton (Songwriter and vocalist)

Shino Parker (Tsumi Management)


1pm: Help Musicians UK presents: Maintaining mental health in the electronic music industry

In a discussion around the lifestyle that can accompany a career in the industry, challenges and support systems, we’ll hear the story of DJ-turned-practitioner Brandon Block as part of a panel of industry professionals.

Moderator: Aidan Culley (Health & Welfare Support Officer, Help Musicians UK )

Brandon Block

Claire Cordeaux (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine /BAPAM)

Angelique Sabine (Head of Student Services , BIMM Brighton)

Andy Franks (Music Support Trustee)

2pm: DJ Mag presents – SERIOUS BUSINESS
How do we convince the authorities that our culture is a legitimate artform?


3pm: TBA


4pm: Horus Music presents How to make money outside of the UK

This Panel will discuss what opportunities there are for dance music artists globally and not just in the UK. We will cover different sides of the business from publishing, touring, label and distribution perspectives. Our panellists will provide you with real-life examples of some of the challenges and obstacles they’ve overcome when entering new markets and share their success stories with you. We will discuss which of the emerging markets people should be keeping their eyes on and best practise for doing business in the global dance music industry.

Moderator: Nina Condrun (Horus Music)

Deborah Smith (Anara Publishing)

Joanna Miles (FMLY Agency)

Daniel J Lee (NCS / No Copyright Sounds)










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