THURSDAY 1st OCT 2020
11.30am: Carl Cox (live from Australia) Q&A
Moderator: Alon Schulman
12.30pm: AudioLock & Label Worx present “The Music Mission”
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 Hills (Axtone)
Simon Birkumshaw (Label Worx)
1.30pm: Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) presents Strategies for Diversity & Inclusion in Electronic Music
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? This panel looks into recent D&I survey findings, a code of conduct being developed, effective tech and industry initiatives to enable businesses to build diverse teams and inclusive cultures, conferences to programme balanced line-ups and efforts to promote and nurture a more diverse future talent pool in electronic music.
Moderator: Tristan Hunt (AFEM Regional Manager)
Raj Ramanandi (InChorus)
Samantha Warren (SiSu)
Susan Gloy-Kruse (Beatport)
2.30pm: rightsHUB presents Bang to rights: stop leaving money on the table!
“Hey Alexa, tell me how much money my catalogue is losing…”
In the current climate of cancelled tours and lost revenues from live, getting your catalogue in it’s best possible state of health is more crucial than ever. The shift in music consumption from ownership to access brought a proliferation of platforms and services that require assets and data in formats we couldn’t have anticipated three years ago, and certainly not ten years ago. New devices – and new ways to interact with music – mean that formats are shifting and adapting faster than ever – and catalogue owners and other music rights holders who don’t hold all the relevant assets and data – and practise great catalogue hygiene – may be left behind.
Music rights asset and data platform rightsHUB will lead the discussion into how to futureproof your catalogue so you can react quickly to deals, maximise the value of your catalogue, and take advantage of new income streams. Whether you’re a new label starting out, or an established player managing or even acquiring catalogue, don’t let your data hold you back!
Moderator: Lee Morrison (rightsHUB CEO)
3.30pm: Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) & The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) presents Bring back the Dance
What are the viable models for the safe return of electronic music events? Many of the brightest minds in the scene are focused on developing event models with the right combination of safety measures, contact tracing and innovative concepts which meet government safety standards while also providing great experiences for the attendees. In this panel we’ll look at the challenges and potential solutions for safely bringing clubs and electronic music events back.
Moderator: Greg Marshall (AFEM)
Judy Griffith (Fabric)
Mike Kill (NTIA)
4.30pm: Fatboy Slim Keynote presented by BIMM
Interview followed by Q&A
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. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Hosted by Mike Seddon from
The Loft Sessions.
Moderator: Mike Seddon (Loft Sessions)
Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim
5.30pm: Data Transmission presents How To Make Money
This panel explores you can make money as an artist aside from the traditional route of selling records. Data Transmission editor in chief Grahame Farmer chats to Mark Radford (Audio Rehab label & events), Anna Russell (Artist Manager) to discuss all the avenues of making money as an artist. We will include subjects such as Events, Sync, Live Streams, Merchandise, Education and more.
Moderator: Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission)
Anna Russell (AR Artist Management)
Mark Radford (Audio Rehab)
Jennifer Cochraine (Getahead)
FRIDAY 2nd OCT 2020
10.30am: Keep Hush presents Beyond Bandcamp: how can the industry better support artists?
The pandemic has shaken up the music industry and exposed how the business does not do enough to support the artists it relies on, beyond touring. Keep Hush have put together a panel exploring how, beyond the rising popularity of Bandcamp, we can innovate and put more cash into artists pockets..
Moderator: Freddy Masters (CMO – Keep Hush)
Niks Delanacy (Black Bandcamp project)
11.30am: CMU presents Music & Data
Moderator: Sam Taylor (CMU)
12.30pm: The Legal Panel – Slicing Up The Management Pie At Sunset
This year’s legal panel will be exploring the evolving nature of the management relationship and debating some moot points regarding management contracts. Specifically we will provide expert guidance regarding commission entitlement, commission rates and basis of calculation, including post term, in what’s known as the sunset period.
Moderator: Dean Marsh (MD – Creative Law & Business)
Andrew Sharland (Leading Partner, Clintons)
Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules (Global DJ/Lawyer, Sound Advice)
Shino Parker (Motion Music Management)
Nick Lawrence (Music Business Accountant.,Founder Big Star)
1.30pm:Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) presents The Global Impact of Covid on the Dancefloor
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 (NTIA)
Sacha Lord (Night time Economy Advisor GMP/ Warehouse Project / Parklife)
Graeme Park (DJ & Producer / Label Manager / NTIA Ambassador)
Lutz Leichsenring (Executive Board Member of Clubcommission Berlin, Co-Founder VibeLab / Initiator of United We Stream)
2.30pm: Marketing for DJs/Producers/Promoters
There’s never been a time when marketing has been so crucial. Ths panel discusses the best ways to move forward in the new ‘normal’.
Moderator: Damion Pell (Decoded)
Danny Howard (DJ, Radio 1)
Harriet Jaxxon (DJ)
3.30pm: The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) presents How The Industry Is Tackling The Climate Crisis
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)
More Panelists TBC
4.30pm: Toolroom Records presents Running A Label Through Covid, Facing The Challenge!
Mark Knight (DJ, Producer)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director)
5.30pm: United We Stream presents Live Streaming & Community Building
United We Stream is a movement that started in Berlin during lockdown that has spread to over 83 cities around the world, live streaming to raise money to support the industry during the pandemic. In this panel we discover how it all started and what they hope to achieve next.
Moderator: Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity)
Markus Saarländer (Berlin)
Lutz Leichsenring (United We Stream Founder)
COUNTDOWN TO BMC 2021