The UK’s foremost electronic music conference returns for its 5th year to Brighton Dome and various venues across the city from 25 – 28 April 2018.
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Here are the top workshops & discussions you can’t miss
1) SoundCloud Presents #SCFirst
Experiences, Tools & Tips for Building Your Career as an Independent Artist.
An in-depth interview with a couple who have committed their lives to each other and to the pursuit of audio excellence, founding and growing loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One in the process. A unique opportunity to hear from the true pioneers of professional audio.
3) Diversity Is a Reality, Inclusivity Is The Goal (in association with PRS for Music)
From the Wireless festival line up to the Grammy nominations, the rate of change in respect of diversity is off the pace, not just within dance music but across the industry. This panel asks what it means to be a diverse business in 2018, discussing practical inclusion strategies and looking at some of the initiatives that exist today.
4) Label Q&A with Tru Thoughts
A chance to delve into the minds of one of the UK’s most successful labels, now in its nineteenth year the label continues to go from strength the strength and is a perfect example of how to grow your business and stay true to its roots.
5) Uplifting Audio Experiences Live Workshop with Tony Andrews
Founder of loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One: An opportunity to delve into the mind of the man behind the world’s leading loudspeaker and sound system provider. This will be a masterclass in best practices and how to perfect your sound.
6) Hacking web tech for music execs
Join Ben Rush to reverse engineer and hack tech to uncover the often hidden tech affecting every part of the industry from music production to international royalties. Ben will be joined in the session by Chris Roohan, artists FooR who have recently smashed the UK Garage scene and are taking the leap into management and running multiple labels as well as House Music DJ and producer ‘Like Son’.
6) Label Q&A with RAM Records
7) DJ Mag presents an interview with Irvine Welsh
8) Trial by social media: dealing with a PR disaster
Following a string of widely-publicised controversies in dance music, we ask: are we right to call out offensive behaviour online? Who do social media scandals benefit? And how are careers controlled by social media audiences?
9) Producer Q&A
Moderator – Katia Isakoff (Women Produce Music)
London Elektricity (Hospital Records)
Illyus & Barrientos (Toolroom Records)
Luke Solomon (Defected/Classic)
Rachel K Collier (Ableton)
What is on during the week
Thursday 26th April
Native Instruments presents Women in Dance Music Collective networking event in collaboration with She Said So, PRS Keychange Initiative & Women Produce Music & KOKORO GIN
Brighton Music Conference, The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) & Toolroom Academy invite you for a drink & a very special screening of ‘WHY WE DJ’, a highly acclaimed short film by DJsounds & Pioneer DJ
TAKE present Eats Everything
BMC 5th birthday party. Sponsored By Skiddle & AudioLock with DJ’s Just Her & These Machines
Tama-Do Sound Harmonisation hosted by Tracie Storey
During the sessions, each person experiences the various elements of vibrational sound using instruments which represent the earth, water, wood, fire and air elements to clear and harmonise with each sound
Hospital Records networking event with DJs Chris Goss, Dexta
The Funk Phenomenon presents Graeme Park, J-Felix, Sam Moffett and Disco Tallinn
Wiggle 24 birthday party with DJs Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards
BMC & Patterns presents Craig Richards (Fabric), Mehtola, Ovre, J-Felix & Wild Fantasy