The electronic music industry will come together to discuss the ongoing Covid crisis at the Brighton Music Conference (BMC) on the 1st and 2nd of October.
The award-winning event, the UK’s largest electronic music conference, will return to the spectacular British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront for its seventh edition, with the addition of a new virtual conference pass in partnership with Beatport.
In order to comply with new social distancing guidelines, capacities have been reduced and the BMC team have been working hard to finalise the programme of panels and debates with the likes of Carl Cox; Fatboy Slim; Faithless; Orbital; BBC Radio 1’s Jaguar; Circus founder Yousef; Parklife and Warehouse Project boss, Sacha Lord; Darius Syrossian; and NTIA’s Michael Kill (you can see a full A-Z artist and speaker list below).
Discussions will range from the effects of the pandemic to diversity, mental health, streaming, music trends and the environment. You can see the full BMC 2020 programme here.
Della Rush, Chief Operating Officer of BMC partner AudioLock said: “The news that BMC is going ahead in October is a much-needed boost for the electronic music industry. Finally, a chance to come together in-person to network while knowing our safety is being taken seriously. We can start talking, paving the way for solutions. The collaboration of the industry will allow us to move forward together.”
You can find tickets for BMC 2020 below.
All artists and speakers confirmed for 2020 event (in alphabetical order): Albie Saliba, Alon Shulman, Anna Russell, Aryana Neo, Archie Hamilton, Ben Rush, Carl Cox (via video link), Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Charlotte Ambrose, Charlotte Spillerova, Chris Goss, Christopher Davies-Smith, Claire Rose, Clara Suess, Damion Pell, Darius Syrossian, Dean Marsh, DJ Kitty, DJ Paulette, DJ Rae, DJ Rap, Ellie Taliban, Faithless, Fleur Shore, Freddy Masters, Georgia Roberts, Gordon Mac, Grahame Farmer, Greg Marshall, Habs Akram, Harold Heath, Harriet Jaxxon, Heiko Hoffmann, Irvine Welsh, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jake Shillingford, Jasmine Kent-Smith, Jay Forster, Jay Hill, Jeff Gray, John Gold, Josh Butler, Joshua, Judy Griffith, Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules, Jumpin Jack Frost, Just Her, Krafty Kuts, Lee Morrison, Leftwing:Kody, Lutz Leichsenring, Mark Knight, Mark Radford, Markus Saarländer, Martha Cleary, Matt King, Michael Kill, Mike Mannix, Mike Seddon, Mitch Davis, Neil Evans, Nick Lawrence, Nikki McNeill, Niks Delanacy, Nolan, Nomine aka Outrage, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, Nurve, Orbital, Patrick Cloherty, Paul Ridney, Pete Jordan, Prok & Fitch, Phutek, Raj Ramanandi, Reju Sharma, Rich NxT, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Rowetta, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sam Taylor, Samantha Warren, Sara Al Hamad, Seb Zito, Serge Santiago, Shino Parker, Silvia Montello, Simon Birkumshaw, Simon Hills, Ski Oakenfull, Sophie Bloggs, Stanton Warriors, Steph, Steve Nickolls, Steven Braines, SUAT, Suddi Raval, Susan Gloy-Kruse, Tammy Tinawi, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, Yousef, Wax Worx, Waze & Odyssey.
Over 200 speakers and representatives confirmed including (in alphabetical order):
AFEM, AIM, Amnesia, Audio Rehab, AudioLock, BBC Music Introducing, Beatport, Believe, Berlin-Brighton, BIMM, Black Blandcamp, Blackburn Raves, Blokur, Cavendish Music, Choppersaurus, Clintons, Clubcommission, CMU, Creative Law & Business, Data Transmission, Data Transmission Radio, Decoded, DJ Mag, Do Not Sleep, Education & Bass, Fabric, Funktion One, Global Publicity, Grade Management, Help Musicians UK, he.she.they, Hospital Records, Hypeddit, Iconic Underground Magazine, InChorus, Keep Hush, Lime Blue Music, Loft Sessions, Loopmasters, LWE, Mi-Soul, Motion Artists, NTIA, Point Blank, PRS for Music, Rights Hub, RSH Audio, Selador, Sentric Music, Shanghaied, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Skint, Tik Tok, Toolroom Records, Tru Thoughts, Twitch, TWTMEGP, Ultra Music, United We Stream, plus more to be announced…