Electronic music industry event Brighton Music Conference has revealed the first panels and speakers for its fourth edition.
The two-day conference will take place at Brighton Dome and various venues from April 27-28.
BMC17 will welcome key industry figures from the BPI, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Deezer, Fabric, Live Nation, Beatport, Defected, NTIA, Toolroom, Hospital Records, MMF, DJ Mag, AEI, Loopmasters, Insanity, Sub Club, Clintons, Crown Management, Roland, Serato and BIMM, among others.
The first conference artists announced include Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Friction, Darius Syrossian, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng and Just Her. Further speakers and panellists will be announced soon.
BMC17’s professional programme will present in depth discussion and debates on the biggest issues facing the electronic and wider music industry. Panels and topics include Streaming vs Radio; AFEM Presents Get Played, Get Paid; an interview with Fabric’s Keith Reilly by NTIA’s Alan Miller; Diversity In The Industry; What’s Next For Electronic Music?; BPI Presents Music Piracy; NTIA Presents Save Nightlife; Creative Law Presents: But it was only a "cheeky” re-edit? Copyright law and the Remix and BPI Presents Synchronisation.
In addition, Beatport will deliver its annual report and Native Instruments will run Native Sessions for the conference duration, including six talks and workshops per day, while the Association For Electronic Music and the NTIA will both be running panels. The first educational partners announced include BIMM and ACM.