Brighton Music Conference announce speakers and events line-up

Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) has announced Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, Friction, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, and Sam Divine will join 160 speakers from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries from 25th – 28th April 2018 at Brighton Dome.

Representatives include key figures from PRS For Music, BPI, AIM, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), Help Musicians, Fabric, SoundCloud, Virgin/EMI, Believe, SW4, Defected, Toolroom, Hospital Records and Ram Records. There will also be the Brighton-based record label Tru Thoughts, along with Beatport, Women Produce Music, BIMM, DJ Mag, MusicTech, AEI, Funktion-One, Pioneer, This Is Global, Boiler Room, KRPT, Data Transmission, Skiddle, SharpStream, KRPT, Illyus & Barrientos, and many more.

Author, playwright and musician, Irvine Welsh, will also be interviewed about his love of music and its inspiration on his writing. Welsh’s first novel and hugely influential film Trainspotting portrayed the subcultural zeitgeist of the mid-1990s.

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat will host a panel on ‘Drug testing’ and ‘Brexit’ for broadcast with speakers from AFEM and Fabric will join Newsbeat’s Jimmy Blake and BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard.

Hospital Records’ Sonic Surgery takes place on Friday 28th April including a ‘demo drop’ for A&R feedback and ‘meet the team’ with talks and production master classes and a networking event.

While Eats Everything will be headlining the annual official BMC after party with Take at The Arch on Thursday 26th April. Dan from Eats Everything will also be speaking at the conference on Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’s ‘Social & Corporate Responsibility’ panel.

For the full programme please visit