The Brighton Music Conference
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!
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?
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
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’!
Written by Client Manager Nina Condron