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  1. Brighton Music Conference 2016

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    We attended Brighton Music Conference (BMC) which was held 14th & 15th April 2016.

    The dance music focused conference featured a number of networking events, panels, talks and a technology exhibition. It was a fully packed couple of days, full of panels, demos and networking.

    Brighton Music Conference 2016

    We had our own stand at the event and it was fantastic to see some familiar faces as well as new ones.  There was plenty going on in the busy conference areas including live demonstrations from Steinberg, Pioneer and Native instruments. My favourite was an incredible demonstration from ROLI of the Seaboard- a midi keyboard with a real difference, there is no need for pots, faders and pitch bend wheels on this keyboard as everything is done literally by touch!

    On the first day there were a number of panels going on throughout the day including ‘Fighting piracy in dance music’, ‘Music Publishing & Collection Societies Explained’ and ‘Your Brand Is Everything.’ There was also a number of demos going on throughout the day with the likes of Novation in the demonstration igloo. I attended the ‘Distribution, Label Service & Direct To Consumer’ panel, which shared some interesting insights into some emerging territories. They also discussed how different merchandise such as signed T-shirts and personalised band merchandise is still an important part of the music ecosystem for the consumer.

    The second day’s panels included ‘Video Marketing in Music’, ‘An Introduction to Sync Licensing’, and our panel ‘Downloads, Streaming, Vinyl and Record Labels: Navigating the Next 10 Years.’ Our CEO Nick Dunn was amongst the panelists and discussed various topics including whether the album was still relevant format in dance music, and how tech companies such see the industry progressing in the future.

    We had a fantastic few days at BMC and we hope to see you all there again in the future.

  2. The Brighton Music Conference

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    The Brighton music Conference is the first of its kind in the UK; a music conference dedicated to the Electronic Music Industry ran by the industry for the industry. With over 5,000 people attending the conference from DJ’s to artists to software programming companies. Held at the beautiful Brighton Dome it was the perfect location especially as the sun was always shining!

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    For conference pass holders there were over 150 + speakers of various professions and from a range companies such as ‘Spotify’, Judge Jules, Stuart Knight of Toolroom Records  & ‘The PPL’ & ‘PRS for Music.’

    Here was the first panel of the weekend discussing: ‘The current state of the Electronic Music Industry and what’s coming next?

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    For ‘Horus Music’ it was a great opportunity to re-establish the connections that we already have with some of our dance labels, whilst also reaching out to some newer companies who may not be aware of what we are doing. There were a few networking events that had been scheduled at venues such as ‘Cloak’ which is a newly opened Boutique Concept Store in the up market North Lanes of Brighton. A very swanky venue that had chic items of clothing and various interesting pieces of Modern Art for sale as well as world class DJ’s playing in the basement downstairs

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    I met some really good contacts at the conference and made some firm friendships. From the lovely people at ’What night Club’ a brilliant new Brighton based publication finding the best clubs, DJ’s Events and Promoters. Or Jim and Jonny from ‘Last Night a DJ Saved my Life’ the official charity partners of BMC who are dedicated to bringing about change by providing a platform for the dance music industry to make a positive impact to communities across the world.

    Considering that this was the first ever Brighton Music Conference everything ran very smoothly, with a very good turn out. All in all it was a great trip, a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to talk to me.   Thanks very much for having me Brighton; I’ll see you in a few weeks for ‘The Great Escape Festival’!

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    Written by Client Manager Nina Condron