It’s that time of year again where the music industry awake from its post Xmas slump and gears up for an around-the-world trip that touches down on the likes of Miami’s Winter Music Conference, SXSW in Texas, the International Music Summit in Ibiza and, of course, the Brighton Music Conference in the UK.
Back for its third year, Inflyte have been firm supporters from the beginning and will return this month on Thursday April 14th and Friday April 15th for the UK’s foremost gathering of electronic music's movers and shakers to hang-out, network, check some panel discussions and of course get yer rave on.
Here’s our round-up of what we are really looking forward to at this year's BMC…
Let’s make no apologies for saying we’re super excited to be returning to one of the UK’s best cities. It’s hard to imagine a better conference city in the UK than Brighton. Superb venues, cool people, loads of amazing restaurants and a real party-vibe in a city that’s less than an hour from London on the train. And of course, the best fish and chips we've ever tasted!
Meeting friends, old and new
Before we launched Inflyte, Brighton Music Conference was the first industry event we attended to demonstrate a prototype of the Inflyte mobile app and platform. We made loads of new connections that year, a lot of whom are now Inflyte clients and friends.
One of the biggest personalities in underground dance music, Seth is always guaranteed to bring the party to Brighton. He plays the after-party at The Arch on April 14th. Keep an ear out for his brand new project T&T Music Factory alongside Tom Trago which is dropping very soon!
This year BMC have really gone to town on pulling together a world-class line-up for their interviews and Q&As. From Tom Middleton wrapping things up on Thursday to Kirk Degiorgio and Seamus Haji to Steve Mac - this is where you get up close and personal with some of the industry’s best known names. A chance to be inspired by those who have been there and done it time and time again.
The Toolroom team are setting up an academy this year at the Deadwax Social, where budding producers can bring along their demos and have them critiqued by a panel from the label. There will also be production tutorials from Funkagenda and Prok & Fitch as well as a Careers Panel where delegate can get tips and advice on how to break into the industry from the team at Toolroom.
Get Paid, Get Played
Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) host the keynote on Friday afternoon at 3pm “bringing together innovative new services that will drive change for our genre, better security, better data and better income.” Inflyte founder Paul Hamill will be on the panel, which has the potential to be one of the highlights of conference. Check out the full schedule here.
Beatport Label Summit
It’s always a good session when you get the guys from Beatport on stage for an open Q&A session - considering the particularly turbulent year that Beatport’s parent-company SFX has endured, this is going to be a must-see discussion on the Thursday.
Native Instruments will be rolling out a series of workshops and production sessions over the two-days which look at everything from emerging new technologies like Stems to Sampling workshops and in-depth Maschine tutorials.
If you would like to connect with the Inflyte team during the conference, drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org