12-14 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE NEC BIRMINGHAM UK

PANELS

Live debate and discussion from industry luminaries

Panel sessions at BPM offer unique opportunities for visitors to learn from industry professionals with fascinating experience in their particular fields. Each Panel covers a different specific topic, but all provide an unmissable opportunity to learn from a variety of music business veterans.

The following panels have been confirmed for BPM 2015, with more still to be announced:

Saturday 12 September 2015

14:15 Electronic Sound presents the Big Synth Debate
From Analogue To Digital And Back Again... This session will discuss how the relationship between electronic music technology and electronic musicians continues to shift and mutate, creating new hybrids and fresh approaches, one leading the other through the decades. What is the future for both analogue and digital synthesisers in the forever changing electronic music scene?

16:15 Demo Listening
Having your work picked apart and critiqued can sometimes feel humiliating and uninspiring, but constructive criticism is, for all artists, a necessary evil. That’s why if you are going to offer up your work for criticism, it should be to experts who can feed back honestly on how you can improve and what you should think about changing, but also reassure you on what you're doing right. The Demo Listening sessions at BPM 2015 will give you the chance to put your track in the limelight and receive constructive criticism from a panel of leading producers, DJs and music industry professionals – the people who know best! So, if you’re serious about music production, and you want your work heard, this is the ultimate opportunity to move your creative output to the next level.


Sunday 13 September 2015

14:15 Electronic Sound presents the Big Remix Debate
Artist collaboration or just a money spin? Delving into the pit falls and benefits of the growing remix culture, this panel will discuss how this aspect of the electronic music industry is developing.

16:15 DJing: The Next Decade
The last ten years have seen a seismic shift in DJing. From a rather specialist, 'closed' world of dingy record shops, expensive equipment and esoteric skills, DJing has become an easy-to-access hobby, with laptops, online music stores and revolutionary DJing equipment throwing the doors open for millions. But with things still changing so quickly, what will the next ten years hold? This session will look at how DJs will get paid, share their music, and exploit new technologies in the next decade...
Panellists including: Phil Morse (Digital DJ Tips), Rik Parkinson (KUVO social music platform specialist) & Paul Dakeyne (DJ, remixer, producer & web radio show host)


Monday 14 September 2015

15:15 Demo Listening
Having your work picked apart and critiqued can sometimes feel humiliating and uninspiring, but constructive criticism is, for all artists, a necessary evil. That’s why if you are going to offer up your work for criticism, it should be to experts who can feed back honestly on how you can improve and what you should think about changing, but also reassure you on what you're doing right. The Demo Listening sessions at BPM 2015 will give you the chance to put your track in the limelight and receive constructive criticism from a panel of leading producers, DJs and music industry professionals – the people who know best! So, if you’re serious about music production, and you want your work heard, this is the ultimate opportunity to move your creative output to the next level.