Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) has announced the first panels and speakers for its fifth edition. The UK’s foremost electronic music industry event features a two-day music conference on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April 2018 at Brighton Dome and at various venues across the city, with networking and club events happening over 4 days.

BMC 18 early bird tickets are now on sale, priced at £22.00 for an Academy two-day Ticket and £97 for a Professional two-day Ticket.

BMC18 will welcome over 160 key industry speakers from PRS For Music, AIM, Association For Electronic Music, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), AIF, Fabric, Toolroom, Hospital Records, Ram Records, Beatport, DJ Mag, Music Tech, AEI, Funktion One, BIMM, Friction, KRPT, Horus Music, Decoded Magazine, Data Transmission, Skiddle, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and many more. Further speakers and panellists will be announced soon.

BMC18’s Professional programme will present 16 in depth discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry including ‘Mental Health In Electronic Music’, ‘Is Underground Underground Anymore?’ ‘LNADJ presents Social Responsibility’, ‘Interview With Tony & Ann Andrews From Funktion 1’.

BMC18’s Academy Programme covers everything that new producers and entry-level industry members need to know in 2018. The first panels, talks and seminars announced include ‘PRS For Music – How To Make A Living From Music’, ‘How Much Is Your Hearing Worth?’ ‘RAM Records label Q+A’, ‘What Jobs Are There For Me In The Industry?’ and more to be announced.

BMC’s fifth year also features the specialised exhibition hall including the DJ and music tech scene’s leading suppliers, technology companies and service providers. New for 2018, Focusrite / Novation will host the demonstration igloo featuring 10 workshops and talks.

In addition, BMC has announced Toolroom Academy (Thursday only) will host 5 production workshops and talks as well as demo drop-ins. Leading electronic music DSP, Beatport, will deliver its Annual Report during the conference, and this year’s BMC will host a Pro-Only meeting area.

Sponsor/partners for BMC18 so far include Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). Beatport, Believe Distribution, BPI, DJ Mag, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, Mixcloud, PRS For Music, Sharp Stream, Skiddle, The Arch, Toolroom, and Visit Brighton, with educational Partners ACM and BIMM.

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