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.


Saturday 12 September 2015

12:15 Standing Out As A DJ
These days it seems that everyone wants to be a DJ – and actually everyone can be, with basic DJ apps available for phones and tablets for free. But how do those who are serious about DJing stand out from the crowd? What gear do they need? What techniques do they need to master? And how do they get exposure and bookings? This panel, featuring established DJs known for their technical prowess as well as industry insiders, will cover how to stand out behind the decks and also in the media: both on and off line.
Panelists include: Kutski & Martin Dockree (Pioneer DJ).

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?
Moderated by Yvette Chivers; panelists include leaders in analogue and digital synthesiser hardware and software plus special guest Estelle Rubio.

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. (If you would like to have your demo included, make sure you arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the session).
Moderated by BPM's Sam Shepherd; panelists include Mark EG & Mike McGuinness AKA Lempo (Applique Music).


Sunday 13 September 2015

12:15 What Does A Club Manager Look For When Booking A DJ?
So, you want to get out of your bedroom and into a club? Then you really shouldn’t miss this panel! Join Al Mayfield from Deltic Group (formerly Luminar) as he hosts an insightful discussion looking at just exactly what modern club managers look for in a DJ and how you can make yourself stand out from the crowd of DJs asking for a job.
Moderated by Al Mayfield (Music Advisor and Manager of the Deltic Group Entertainer's Forum); panelists: DJ C-Sar (Deltic DJ of the Year) & James Hall (Manager of Fiction, Romford).

14:15 Electronic Sound presents the Big Remix Debate
Artist collaboration or just a money spin? Delving into the pitfalls and benefits of the growing remix culture, this panel will discuss how this aspect of the electronic music industry is developing.
Moderated by Yvette Chivers; panelists include producers and label representatives.

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...
Moderated by Phil Morse (Digital DJ Tips); Panelists include Paul Dakeyne (DJ, remixer, producer & web radio show host).


Monday 14 September 2015

12:15 Jobs in the Industry
You love the music, you love the scene and you really want to embark on a career in the music industry. Not everyone will make it as a superstar DJ or chart topping producer, but fortunately there are many other ways to turn your passion into a rewarding career. There are countless different jobs within the music and DJ industry, but what do the job titles mean, what do the roles involve and, most importantly, how do you make it on to the first rung of the ladder?

14:15 How to Get Promoted in Music Media
You’ve created amazing music – but how do you get it heard? This session, hosted by Yvette Chivers the founder of B-Side Project, will discuss the various ways to get your music heard and talked about by the masses. Topics covered will include how to use PR agencies and how to engage new fans through various difference platforms.
Moderated by Yvette Chivers; panelists include Dan Formless (Station Manager, Hoxton FM).

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. (If you would like to have your demo included, make sure you arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the session).
Moderated by BPM's Sam Shepherd; panelists include Ben Nicky & Liam Armstrong (Throne Room Records).