Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced further speakers and talks for the 2016 event, which returns to the Brighton Dome from April 14-15.
Facebook/Instagram head of entertainment partnerships Vanessa Bakewell, Twitter/Periscope/Vine head of entertainment partnerhips Georgina Parnell, DJ/promoter Mike Green, Kobalt’s Patrick Ross, Coda agent Dave Blackgrove and Native Instruments UK marketing manager David Esserin are among the latest speakers confirmed.
BMC is a meeting point for the electronic music industry, bringing together leading organisations and figures for two days of master classes, panels, and talks. Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) CEO Mark Lawrence has revealed the topics for his two talks will be: “Get Played Get Paid; Building the New Music Industry” and “Stealing Our Own Success; Are DJ’s accidently killing sales?
The event will feature two days of master classes, panels and talks, from leading brands and industry figures including Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records and Believe Digital.
Highlights already announced include the Beatport Label Summit, hosted by the firm’s VP of music services Terry Weerasinghe and European account manager Jack Bridges. The duo will discuss the latest developments and trends affecting the key online music sales portal.
Also confirmed is a label Q&A with drum & bass label Shogun Audio featuring MD Keir Tyrer, DJ/owner Friction, label manager Richard Snow and artists Rockwell, Icicle and Amon Tobin.The full conference programme will be announced shortly.
The first official BMC nighttime events have also been revealed, with Mute taking over Brighton’s Patterns on Friday, April 15, for a show with Mala, Commodo, and Foamplate. The same night will see English Disco Lovers & BMC present Crazy P Soundsystem at Komedia.