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Following a hugely successful debut in 2014, Brighton Music Conference (BMC) returns to the UK’s South Coast city for a two-day event on 5th & 6th June 2015. Reflecting the concept behind BMC, tickets are split between BMC Professional (for industry professionals) and BMC Academy (for students and non-professionals).

Delivered by some of the industry’s leading figures and in conjunction with BMC’s Education Partners – including YouTube, Facebook, Ableton, Native Instruments, Audio Technica, Novation, Sennheiser, BIMM, Point Blank, PRS, PPL and more, the extensively grown Academy programme which aims at aspiring artists, DJs, entrepreneurs, promoters, managers and engineers will welcome hosts and panellists from YouTube, Beatport, JFB, Ableton, The Hydra, Hypercolour, Anjunabeats, PRS, Hospital, Rebekah, Loopmasters, and many more. Terry Weerasinghe, Vice President of Music Services at Beatport will be running a Q&A session giving delegates the opportunity to ask questions from the floor. 

Meanwhile, new Professional hosts and panellists include Kobalt, Defected Records, Coda, Resident Advisor, Back To Basics, Native Instruments, and Involved management. These will join speakers and brands including YouTube, Beatport, Dave Clarke, Rhys Hughes (BBC Radio 1/BBC 1Xtra), Ableton, AFEM, Native Instruments, Hospital Records, JFB, Icicle, X-Press 2, Mobilee, DJ Magazine, and many more.

Tech and artist showcases include those hosted by Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer, Audio Technica, Allen & Heath, and Novation & Focusrite in BMC’s Founders room. World-renowned loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One, will once again join the BMC line-up for 2015. This year’s equipment and technology exhibition features 60 exhibitors, including Ableton who are returning for BMC 2015. Visitors to BMC Academy will be able to check out Live 9 and Push in the company of Ableton Certified Trainers and get creative insights and inspiration from artists via a series of workshops and panels.

Panel topics for this year span the music industry, including the latest developments in streaming, publishing (and monetisation), live, digital broadcasting, legal, synching, social media, the DIY route (for artists and labels), Ibiza, and beyond. Further details and speakers will be announced soon. An outline of the programme content follows at the end of this release.

Tickets are on sale via the BMC website: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk


Ticket Types

BMC Professional 

  • Early Bird £79 purchase deadline 31st March
  • Normal £99 purchase deadline online 4th June, 5pm


Aimed at experienced industry professionals which include:

  • A two day conference for the Electronic Music Industry featuring insightful panels, and trend discussions with the scene’s leading players
  • A two day exhibition with tech showcases, panels and interviews
  • BMC Academy master classes and talks
  • Access prior and during the show to the BMC networking tool enabling you to create meetings with your fellow delegates
  • Live showcases of up and coming talent
  • Access to the mezzanine bar over the two days
  • Entry to networking events each evening
  • Plus BMC endorsed club eventson the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (Entry for each venue is on a first come first served basis subject to each venues BMC capacity)    


BMC Academy Pass

  • Early Bird £10 purchase deadline 31st March
    · Normal £15 purchase deadline online 4th June, 5pm
    · Walk Up £18
  • Aimed at those just starting out or looking to break into the industry, aspiring DJs/Producers and Dance music fans
  • Two days of master classes, panels and talks
  • A two day exhibition featuring 60 exhibitors with music tech showcases of the latest equipment, technology and services plus Q&A’s and interviews covering all you need to know to be successful in the industry from DJing and production, to sound, event management, piracy-prevention, marketing, and new technologies
  • Live showcases of up and coming talent

Group Tickets for Education providers: £10 above 8 tickets

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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