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Brighton Music Conference Reveal Full List of Speakers, Panelists And Exhibitors



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 when it launches this April.

Announcing over 50 electronic music focused panels and seminars that will take place at BMC on April 11 and 12, the trade conference part of BMC, which is aimed squarely at business execs, will feature eight panels in one day. The talks will cover important topics such as The Future of Artist – Fan Connections, Royalty Distribution, Sync Licensing, New Revenue Streams, and The Current State of Electronic Music – What’s Coming Next.

Electronic music thought leaders from around the world will take part in the panels. Confirmed speakers include Terry Weerasinghe, VP of Music Services at Beatport, Mark Williamson, Director of Artist Services at Spotify, Meindert Kennis, Brand & Marketing Manager at Spinnin’ Records, Jon Lee, Head of Traktor Marketing at Native Instruments, Mark Lawrence, Director of Membership and Operations at PRS For Music, and Martin Carvell, MD of DJ Magazine.

The two-day exhibition part of BMC is focused purely on education and inspiration and is open to all fans of dance music. With 38 talks and seminars covering everything from technology showcases by Ableton, and Native Instruments, to How To Set Up A Label, 21st Century DJing, How To Get An Agent, Piracy, and Is PR Worth It? – the exhibition will be an intensive crash course in electronic music career advancement.

And in what is sure to be some of the many highlights of the exhibition, leading UK DJ Eats Everything will be put under the live interview spotlight by Ryan Keeling, Editor of Resident Advisor. There will also be discussion on the History of Electronic Music with Bill Brewster, co-author of the seminal book Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, DJ Mag’s Carl Loben, and Dave Haslam, who was a resident DJ of the famous Madchester venue The Haçienda. Huw Owen, Producer of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix will also sit on a panel about The Role of Radio alongside Mixcloud founder Nikhil Shah, and Funktion-One’s renowned soundsystem designer Tony Andrews will discuss The Importance of Audio Quality.

Other DJs confirmed to do talks and Q&As at the BMC exhibition include Dave ClarkeSteve Mac and Orbital (TBC). Altogether 30 companies will showcase the latest music kit and electronic music initiatives including SennheiserLoopmastersNational Association of Disc Jockeys, and ACS.

Check out the full list of attendees below:

Aaron Mellor CEO Tokyo industries, Allan McGrath Label ManagerAnjunabeats/Artist ManagerInvolved Management,

Andrew Sharland Leading Partner Litigation Clintons, Anne Savage, Ari Evans Founder & CEO LessThan3, Ben Bristow DJ tutor Point Blank, Ben Rush CEO Audio Lock, Ben Watkins Founder Juno Reactor, Bill Brewster, Bobby Simms Founder & Owner Popshop Agency, Chris Goss MD Hospital Records, Carl Loben contributing editor DJ Mag, Chris Allen Support Engineer Prism Sound, Chris Gorsuch Project Manager www.promohutt.com, Chris Goss MD Hospital Records, Chris Hampshire Director Recoverworld Label Group / AMPsuite Software Solutions, Craig Haynes Product Marketing Manager AEI Media, Dan Millington Performer Account Manager PPL, Dean Marsh MD Creative Law & Business,   

Daniel Nathan Owner Juice & Chairman Totallyradio.com, Dave Clarke, Dave Haslam, Dave Pearce, Dave Philpot Head of Sync Believe Digital, Dave Seaman, David Olima Managing Director at Hyped up acoustics, David Rodger Music Supervisor Major Tom, Declan McGlynn Social Media Manager Point Blank, DJ Pierre, DJ Spen, Doug Hart Owner Hydrogen Dukebox

Eats Everything, Gary Welch Creative Sync Manager Westbury Music, Huw Owen Producer BBC Radio 1’s Essential mix

James Thomson Head of Distribution Juno Distribution, James Wiltshire Freemasons, Jim McNulty Creative Director Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Jimmy Day Let The Machines Do The Work, John 00 Fleming, John True Love Owner Truelove Music

Jon Lee Head of Traktor Marketing Native Instruments, Jon Skinner CEO & Founder Music Gateway, Jonathan Heale Director of Education and Business Support Advanced Communication Solutions, Jono Grant Above & Beyond / Anjunabeats

Judge Jules, Keir Tyrer MD Shogun Audio, Lee Morrison Head of Sales and New BusinessBelieve Digital UK, Lee Smith Director RipBlock  Freelance Writer (Resident Advisor, RBMA), Lisa Lashes, Lol Hammond Music Supervisor Vertigo Films  

Louis LaRoche, Marcus Scott Label Manager Hyperdub, Mark Lawrence Director of Membership and Operations, PRS for Music, Mark Lo, Business Development Cutting Edge Group, Mark Williamson Director, Artist Services Spotify, Marnik Braeckvelt Founder Bonzai Records, Martin Carvell MD DJ Magazine, Matt Benn Owner Soundplate, Matt Hodson Head of Music Production BIMM, Matt Powell Brand Manager UK Reloop, Meindert Kennis Head of Marketing & Brand Management Spinnin’ Records, Michael Grieg (Ableton Certified Trainer), Mick Wilson Tech Editor DJ Magazine, Mike Hollingbery MD Boz Boz, Mike Louth Content Director Digitally Imported (DI.FM), Murray Mckee Artist Agent Two Point Zero Agency

Nikhil Shah Founder Mix Cloud, Novation, Oisin Lunny Senior Market Development Manager at OpenMarket, Owain Wilson Product Specialist Native Instruments, Pablo Contraband Founder Disco Deviant & The Unity Agency, Paul Wells MD Elite Music Management, Pete Madigan co-founder Hypefire / UGroove TV, Peter Oxendale Owner Peter Oxendale Musical Services, Phil Asher, Phil Carr Chief Operating Officer Music Gateway, Psycatron / Paul Hamill Managing Director InflyteApp.com, Ralf Kollmann Co-owner Mobilee, Berlin, Rash Mustapha Senior Broadcast Specialist Ofcom,

Richard Ford Head of A+R Anger Music, Rik Parkinson Product Planning Specialist Pioneer DJ Europe, Rob Peck ex Vestax and Gemini European Director, Rob Wilder Global Events & Tour Manager Gate Crasher, Robert Luis A&R and co-owner Tru Thoughts, Ryan Keeling, Editor of Resident Advisor, Sara Bremner Lead Agent Two Point Zero International Artist Agency, Sarah Cole Director Supercharged ltd, Seamus Haji ambassador for Last Night ADJ Saved My Life, Simon aka Petrichor Soma Records, Simon Hills Label & Artist Manager Axtone, Sonny Wharton, Steve Jones Director & Founder, Shakedown Festival, Steve Mac, Steve Morris Owner SNAFU Aberdeen, Steve Parry Owner SMP3 Music Promotion

Terry Church Terry Church PR, Terry Weerasinghe Vice President of Music Services at Beatport LLC, Tom Jenkins Director Tom Real Media (TRM), Tom Nettleton Paramount Artists, Tony Andrews Founder Funktion – One, Tony Rigg Founder The Laboratory Project

Evening showcases by 

Adam Shelton / Adrian Pickard / Alex Knight / Alex Downey / AND.ID / Andrew Macari / Andy Riley (Inland Knights) / Anne Savage / Booker T / Beatsworkin / C-Soul / Dave Clarke / Dave Seaman / Dead Celebrities / Digs / DJ Pierre / DJ Spen / Eddie Richards / Hoi! / James Thomson / John 00 Fleming / Leon Sweet / Lifford Shillingford / Lisa Lashes / Liz Edwards / Louis Hughes / Mandyngo / Markings & Dominion Man / Mat Playford / Matt Pond / Mick Fuller / Nathan Coles / Pablo Contraband / Phil Asher / Psycatron / Ralf Kollmann / Rik Parkinson / Seascape / Sebastian Krenzlin / Sebastian Notyourbuiz / Sebo K / Skream / Simon Stokes / Sonny Wharton / Steve Bicknell / Steve Mac / Terry Francis / Tech-Noir / Tom Sevinski / Tony Montana

BMC tickets start at just £8 for the Exhibition, Panels, Workshops and Showcases and £86 for the Industry conference which includes entrance to networking events and parties.

Tickets are limited so register here

For full details please visit www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk. The Brighton Music Conference will be held on the 11th & 12th April 2014 at Brighton Dome & various venues across Brighton

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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