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News: Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) announces Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Hospital Records Sonic Surgery and more


BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE (BMC18) ANNOUNCES IRVINE WELSH, EATS EVERYTHING, BBC RADIO 1 NEWSBEAT, HOSPITAL RECORDS’ SONIC SURGERY & MORE

- BMC announces Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Friction, and Sam Divine will join 160+ speakers from “PRS For Music”, BPI, AIM, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), AIF, ACS, LNADJ, Help Musicians, Fabric, SoundCloud, Virgin/EMI, Believe, SW4, Defected, Toolroom, Hospital Records, Ram Records, Tru Thoughts, Beatport, Women Produce Music, BIMM, DJ Mag, MusicTech, AEI, Funktion One, Pioneer, Ableton, This Is Global, Boiler Room, Friction, KRPT, Horus Music, Decoded Magazine, Data Transmission, Skiddle, SharpStream, KRPT, GRM Daily, LWE, Fuse, Mark Knight, Waze & Odyssey, Luke Solomon, London Elektricity, Illyus & Barrientos,  Label Worx, Dean Marsh, Jules O’ Riordan, and many more.

- 15 Professional Programme talks and panels include: ‘Mental Health In The Electronic Music Industry; ‘Is The Underground Underground Anymore’; ‘LNADJ presents Social Responsibility’; ‘Diversity Is A Reality, Inclusivity Is The Goal (in association with PRS for Music)’; ‘Interview with Irvine Welsh’; ‘Interview with Tony & Ann Andrews from Funktion One’, and more.

 

- 16 Academy Programme talks and panels include ‘How to get your music signed to the right label’, ‘Getting paid for your creativity’ in association with PRS For Music, ‘How Much Is Your Hearing Worth’, ‘Education – is college really worth it?’ ‘RAM Records label Q+A’, Interview with Friction’, ‘Tru Thoughts label Q+A’ plus more.

- BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat will host a panel on ‘Drug testing’ and ‘Brexit’ for broadcast with speakers from AFEM and Fabric joining Newsbeat’s Jimmy Blake and broadcaster Danny Howard.


- UK’s foremost electronic music conference returns for fifth year at Brighton Dome and various venues from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th April 2018.


- Hospital Records launches Sonic Surgery at BMC with meet the team including London Elektricity, Nu:tone, Keeno, Danny Byrd and demo drop for A&R feedback.


- Toolroom Academy will return on Thursday 26th April to BMC for a full day of demo drop-ins and workshops.

 

- Focusrite / Novation to host demonstration igloo in exhibition hall.

 

 

 

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2018 (BMC18)

25/26/27/28 April

Brighton Dome

 

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Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) has announced Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, Friction and Sam Divine will join 160 speakers from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries from 25th-28th April at Brighton Dome. Representatives include key figures from “PRS For Music”, BPI, AIM, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), AIF, ACS, LNADJ, Help Musicians, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Fabric, SoundCloud, Virgin/EMI, Believe, SW4, Defected, Toolroom, Hospital Records, Ram Records, Tru Thoughts, Beatport, Women Produce Music, BIMM, DJ Mag, MusicTech, AEI, Funktion One, Pioneer, Label Worx, This Is Global, Boiler Room, Friction, KRPT, Horus Music, Decoded Magazine, Data Transmission, Skiddle, SharpStream, KRPT, GRM Daily, LWE, Fuse, Mark Knight, Waze & Odyssey, Luke Solomon, London Elektricity, Illyus & Barrientos, Dean Marsh, Jules O’ Riordan, and many more.

 

Author, playwright and musician, Irvine Welsh, will be interviewed by DJ Magazine’s editor, Carl Loben, about his love of music and its inspiration on his writing. Welsh’s first novel and film Trainspotting, having portrayed the subcultural zeitgeist of the mid-1990s.

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat will host a panel on ‘Drug testing’ and ‘Brexit’ for broadcast with speakers from AFEM and Fabric will join Newsbeat’s Jimmy Blake and BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard.

The UK’s foremost electronic music industry event will also host Hospital Records’ Sonic Surgery on Friday 28th April 2018, which will include a ‘demo drop’ for A&R feedback and ‘meet the team’ with talks and production master classes and a networking event.

Hospital Records are opening the doors to their Sonic Surgery, where you can hear their most experienced drum & bass surgeons discuss how they create, develop and finesse their tracks in an in-depth set of production master classes. A full day of talks will include artists London Elektricity, Nu:Tone, Danny Byrd and Keeno dispensing tips and tricks on how to build sound archives, source songwriters, perfect a mixdown and more. There is also a ‘demo drop’ with a feedback surgery from 4pm presenting a rare opportunity to chat through your tracks and advice on how to get the track signed.

 

BMC has announced Eats Everything will be headlining the annual official BMC after party with Take, The Arch on Thursday 26th April. Dan will also be speaking at the conference on Last Night A DJ Saved My Life's ‘Social & Corporate Responsibility’ panel. He recently donated all of his New Years Eve earnings to the 'Have A Drink On Us' campaign, which aims to provide clean water for those currently living without it.

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’, and ‘Interview With Tony & Ann Andrews From Funktion 1’.

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