It is remarkable, bizarre even, that the UK has never had an official electronic music business conference. Considering the UK’s long legacy and contributions to global dance music culture – just think of all the amazing labels, DJs, artists, brands, nightclubs, festivals, and genres that have originated from this country – it is quite the scandal.
Thankfully that will all change in 2014. Brighton Music Conference (BMC), set to take place at the beautiful Brighton Dome venue on April 11 and 12 2014, is the UK’s first annual electronic music conference.
BMC will feature a one day trade conference for electronic music business professionals, and a two day expo of technology and ideas for aspiring DJs and producers. The trade conference will be strictly capped to 250 attendees to maintain intimacy and to foster a networking friendly environment.
I am more than happy to be running the PR and branding campaign for BMC. Already DJ Magazine, Mixmag, Music Week, Above & Beyond, PRS For Music, John ’00′ Fleming, and Dave Clarke are onboard, and we have some amazing things planned for the first year of BMC. It will start small, but you can bet that considering the UK is a major powerhouse for dance music, the conference will soon become a must visit annual event for anyone involved in electronic music in Europe.