The capital’s first ever specialist dance gathering, the London Music Conference, is set to take place across multiple leading venues from October 11-13th. With the simple but vital aim of educating and engaging with the current scene and next generation on a range of vital issues, the world class brands, panels, masterclasses, hosts, workshops and events featuring DJs like NCT and Sinisa Tamamovic, Alex Ferrer and T & Sugah can now be revealed.
Venues like Oval Space, Pickle Factory, UNDR Hackney, Moustache Bar, Birthdays and VFD will all be involved hosting the daytime and evening events, while Egg London, Ministry of Sound and The Hospital Club exclusively take care of night time fun.
Some of the key panels include Spotify For Artists 101, Beatport presenting new ways to start and grow labels, Secrets to Success (with separate panels focussing on Festival Promotion and Booking, Clubs and Regional), Using Brands Partnerships to Power Music, and a key discussion on the past, present and future of the London scene with all the key players. There are also plenty more topics including the art of branding, A&R, networking, breaking into the mainstream, finding new revenue streams, equality, diversity and inclusion in the music industry, as well as plenty of others.
For aspiring young DJs and producers, there is a wealth of experience on hand to give you rare insight and instruction that will help you get ahead, including production masterclasses with the likes of Hauswerks, Signum Audio and Mad Professor, Tips On How to DJ inside VR using the Oculus Rift, production masterclass with Sample Tools by Cr2 Records, tips on how to improve your image in the industry and many more besides.
All of these panels are hosted by experts in their field such as Grahame Farmer from Data Transmission, Lucy Blair from Spotify, Nick Halkes from XL Recordings, Duncan Dick from Mixmag, Mark Newton from Broadwick Live, Nikki Gordon from Ministry of Sound, Alan Miller from Night Time Industries Association, Kai Cant from Abode, Scarlett Pares Landells from Defected, the celebrated social media star Bradley Gunn Raver, representatives from Google Daydream and plenty of others.
Once the knowledge has been soaked up each day, the focus turns to cutting shapes on some of the capital’s best dance floors. Some of the evening offerings include the CROWD & Risky Business showcase with american trailblazers DESNA and CHILLY MOX, THE LMC TEN Showcase at Ministry of Sound with 10 labels in one night, including Syncopate, Deeplomatic, Fokuz Recordings, Chapter 24 and more – plus a live set from Reinier Zonneveld at Egg London, and plenty more across the capital on all three days.
The London Music Conference is shaping up to be an essential and must visit event for anyone involved in, or wanting to breaking into, the dance music industry.
October 11-13th, 2018