What can you expect?

ONE LOVE: HOW COMMERCIAL & UNDERGROUND D&B CAN WORK TOGETHER

Bringing the conference to an exciting finale, our last panel will address the hottest topic in D&B right now: The effect of radio air-play and commercial success on the wider scene. The commercial vs underground debate is not new but has reached new heights in recent years as the scene has experienced more chat hits than ever before. This discussion ...

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BIG ON SCREEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO SYNC LICENCING

Sync or swim: licencing and syncing your content to commercials, movies, games and television can be a huge financial boost to both artists and labels, providing artists with both additional promotion and added security which creates time to really focus on the most important thing: making exciting, forward-thinking music. But how do you break into the market? How do you ...

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HOW TO GROW YOUR AUDIENCE

Starting fresh can be difficult in any genre, especially one as fast-paced and competitive as drum & bass. Sometimes it can feel like everyone is shouting and no one is listening. This panel will analyse and discuss the behaviour of audiences online and in real life, the best ways and methods to really understand them, how to get their attention, ...

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D&B: THE GLOBAL CHAPTER

UK born, globally bred: drum & bass has developed and transcended its original British roots. It is a global phenomenon with key players, labels and individuals delivering and inspiring from every corner of the world… But do they find they’re still playing the UK rules? This panel will address the international landscape, how it has developed and what challenges are ...

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BREAKING INTO D&B: HOW TO EMERGE & GROW AS AN ARTIST

For new artists the industry can sometimes seem like a volatile environment with closed doors and unanswered emails. This discussion will break down the best ways to get the right attention: ideas and thoughts on how to make contacts, how to conduct yourself, how to utilize the contacts you already have and how to use social media effectively and embracing ...

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AGENT B2B PROMOTER B2B MANAGER B2B DJ

The music industry can be a confusing landscape. The lines between the roles and responsibilities of managers, agents and promoters are often blurred. As an artist starting out in the industry it can be a puzzling minefield to navigate when all you really want to do is make great music. This discussion will help artists create objectives, clarify each role ...

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STREAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

Streaming services have revolutionised the industry both in terms of how music lovers engage with music and how labels and artists have been able to monetize content in what was becoming a very bleak scenario several years ago. So how has streaming affected your business? Are you in favour of it or do you believe there’s an even better solution ...

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EVENTS: LABEL NIGHTS VS NON-LABEL NIGHTS

There are two types of club event in bass music right now: Promoters who book across the field and labels that have become promoters and started hosting their own events to highlight their brand. This discussion will address the benefits and drawbacks of both types of event. Do label events limit the variety and scope? Do non-label promoters find it ...

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HOW WILL MRT SHAPE THE FUTURE

Technology has advanced to a stage where we are entering a new world of copyright collection, and are now looking at being able to gather live data from venues across the world with statistics on what tracks are being played in our venues every night. This panel is here to discuss how Music Recognition Software will come into use and how it will affect both ...

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MEET THE LABEL HEADS

Running an independent label has never been so challenging… But when done right, it can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the industry as you develop new talent and shape the future of the genre. Our very first panel discussion will explore the many demands faced by independent labels in the modern age:identifying and signing talent, social media ...

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LADIES OF BASS

Is bass music finally shaking off its old boys’ club stereotype? More and more women are playing lead roles in bass music both behind and in front of the scenes. Meet a selection of the industry’s key female players and hear what they have to say about the highs and lows of the bass movement and what challenges they face ...

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