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Brighton Music Conference Announces key tech and record label partners



We’ve long wondered here at DT why the UK doesn’t have an equivalent to the Netherlands ADE, Ibiza’s IMS or Miami’s WMC considering just how much high quality electronic music comes from our shores. Well, it appears that this may well be something soon remedied with this years inaugural Brighton Music Conference [BMC] looks to be shaping up to be the major business conference for the UK electronic music industry next year when it launches next April.

Today industry giants Ableton, Native Instruments, and Sennheiser have all confirmed BMC showcases for their latest DJ and music production products whilst Funktion-One have been unveiled as BMC’s official sound partner, with its founder and audio legend Tony Andrews discussing the importance of audio quality on the exhibition floor.

Pioneer evangelist Rik Parkinson will also be in attendance, and will be discussing the intersection of hardware, controllers and software alongside the baron himself Dave Clarke and ex Rhythm Master Steve Mac.  This  coupled with partnerships with online powerhouse Mixcloud, local clubs and art galleries have already given the event a formidable roster of contributors.

Additionally an art exhibition entitled Brighton’s Dance Music Legacy, will honour the city’s dance music heritage by recognising 15 of Brighton’s most important releases which attendees will be able to learn about and listen to via a web app whilst the official charity partner Last Night A DJ Saved My Life will host a special fund-raising party during the conference with an as special guest. Previously their work has financed the building of a clean water well for an Indian tribe, music therapy sessions for vulnerable children, and raised awareness around the world for Peace Day by asking DJs to do a Set For Peace.

Whilst the club event schedule for April 11 and 12 is strictly under wraps for now, BMC is ready to announce its first label showcase. Respected UK underground house label Hypercolour will host a label night on April 12, featuring some of the scene’s hottest DJ talent. We can’t wait guys!

Super early bird tickets for Brighton Music Conference are on sale now at: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

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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