The first ever London Music Conference aims to share knowledge, build community and promote and unearth a wide range of creative talents. It takes place across multiple leading music places from October 11-13th and will educate on, engage with and explore a wide range of dance music topics via a series of networking events, discussion panels and parties featuring the industry's most esteemed professionals from around the world.
In all, there will be more than 30 conference sessions, 15 label showcases, 45 events, 450 delegates, 60 speakers and 50 content partners on hand to provide an all-encompassing experience and education on a range of topics. Genuine insight will come from people who know their industry inside out and back to front, there will be chances to explore new music and discover new artists, behind the scenes stories and much more besides.
LMC will be a fantastic 360-degree exploration and examination of dance culture and how to succeed at it, and topics will include Secrets to Success in booking, promoting and managing stars, Using Brand Partnerships To Power Music, artist meets, inspections of the London clubbing landscape, education and development of young producers, Equality in Dance Music, Masterclasses in Mixing and much more.
Says LMC Director Sam Speaight, "It is the power of community, of shared vision, of a shared love for the creative experience of music that is at the core of London Music Conference."
LMC takes place across eight of the capital's most celebrated venues, and each one will host conferencing, networking and showcases. They include Oval Space and The Pickle Factory, Birthdays, VFD, Moustache Bar and UNDR (fka The Nest), while Ministry of Sound and Egg London are also involved for a series of evening events.
Brands involved include Beatport, Broadwick Live, Google Daydream, Relentless, Your Army Management, Lock 'N' Load Events, Jägermeister, and Bradley Gunn Raver, while special guest speakers include dub legend Mad Professor, Broadwick Live's Mark Newton, Ministry of Sound's Booking Manager Nikki Gordon, journalists like Duncan Dick and Charlotte Cijffers, plus Stuart Knight, Paul Nickeas and MN2S's Dave Alcock, with many more to be announced.
"Why act in isolation," continues LMC Director Sam Speaight, "struggling against one another to scratch out and guard our own little patch of dirt, when instead we can come together and co-exist be empowered to create a better business, better culture, and better music?
London Music Conference is a convergence point for this idea and hopes to facilitate the fostering of cooperation, co-existence and community within music and the music industry on an international scale.
As the conference evolves we hope that its growth will fuel an ever-increasing empowerment of the artists, fans, and professionals in the UK music space through the power of community and co-creation."
Further details will be announced in the coming days, but already the London Music Conference is shaping up to be an essential date in the diary of anyone involved in the dance music industry. There is no other event which combines all aspects of conference, networking, showcases and the capital's great venue landscape in this way.
October 11-13th, 2018
Phase 1 Speaker List:
Aaron Hornibrook (Hold It Down)
Aiden Jude (CROWD)
Alan Miller (Night Time Industries Association)
Alex Donald (Egg London)
Alex Jukes (Jukebox PR)
André Marmot (Wormfood)
Ant Wilson (Chicago Loop)
Becky Ayres (Sound City)
Bradley Gunn Raver
Charlotte Cijffers (DJ MAG)
Dave Alcock (Arcade Talent)
David Oyston (Air London / The Bassic Agency)
Declan McGlynn (DJ Mag)
Derek Martin ( Electronic Edinburgh / Terminal V / Nightvisions)
Duncan Dick (Mixmag)
Full on Funk
Giacomo Cavadini (O Music Recordings / O Music Management)
Grahame Farmer (Data Transmission)
Greg Ivanov (Google Daydream)
Harry Willis (I AM POP)
James Sutcliffe (Relentless)
Javier Lopez (Midem)
Jef Oswald (Methlab)
Kai Cant (Abode)
Kathi Longinus (London Music Conference)
Lucinda Runham (Decked Out!)
Luke Curtis (DJ Mag / Freelancer photographer)
Mark Newton (Broadwick Live)
Matt Digby (Beatport)
Miguel Estevez (UNDR Hackney)
Minitech Project (Minitech Recordings)
Mitch de Klein (50:HERTZ)
Nikki Gordon (Ministry of Sound)
Oliver Wilson (10,000 Hours UK)
Otto Orlandi (O Music Recordings / O Music Management)
Owen Norton (CROWD)
Owyn Sidwell (Your Army Management)
Paul Nickeas (Midem)
Paul Nolan (Make Your Transition)
Philip Mackenzie (Reality Decks)
Robert Yilmaz (Lock 'N' Load Events)
Russell McMahon (Signum Audio)
Ryan Keary (Dirty Box Promotions)
Sam Mooney (Ministry of Sound / Defected)
Sam Speaight (Virtual Reality Jam)
Siebe Gerbranda (Glownet)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom Records)
Teresa Moore (A Greener Festival)
Tom Carson (Mast-Jägermeister UK)
3-Day All Access Delegate Pass: £150.00 (+bf)
Thursday All Access Delegate Pass: £55.00 (+bf)
Friday All Access Delegate Pass: £55.00 (+bf)
Saturday All Access Delegate Pass: £55.00 (+bf)