Virtual Music Conference

Virtual Music Conference

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You're invited to the world's first online dance music conference

  • Missed the Conference on June 4th?

    No problem, you can still buy a ticket!

    All sessions were recorded on June 4th: your ticket will give you access to over 13 hours of on-demand video content across 21 different panels and presentations, featuring 55 industry speakers.

  • Real solutions to real problems

    We want to help you break-through. Access a combination of online webinars and on-demand case studies where industry experts address real-life issues, providing you with practical help that you can apply to your own career.

  • Support the scene

    To date, we have been able to donate to a selection of charities supporting the music industry via Spotify’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, and charities supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

    We will continue to donate to these causes for as long as we sell tickets to the conference’s first edition.

  • Digital swag

    Your ticket will give you access to a digital swag bag featuring exclusive offers and discount codes from conference partners.

  • Community connections

    Expand your network with access to our private VMC delegates community with members from 49 different countries. Log in to discuss the conference with other like-minded music fans and professionals, promote your projects, and engage in exclusive industry Q&As.

Live Sessions

These live sessions will take place on June 4th starting 11am BST. All sessions will be recorded and made available as on-demand content shortly after the conference finishes.

Welcome to VMC

10:45 - 11:00BST

Mark Knight Toolroom
Pete Griffiths Toolroom

How do I make the most of Beatport Hype?

1100 - 11:50BST

Deniz Everling Beatport
Sam Dexter Hungarian Hot Wax
Glen Horsborough Let There Be House

How do I get a label to listen?

11:50 - 12:40BST

Stuart Knight Toolroom
Gareth Jones Anjunabeats
Nikki Ellis Hospital Records
Yousef Circus Records

How do I build a world-class record label?

12:40 - 13:30BST

Stuart Knight Toolroom
Allan McGrath Anjunabeats
Jim Gash RAM Records
Christian Smith Tronic

How do I break through?

13:30 - 14:20BST

Lee Haslam Locus Management
GW Harrison DJ
Pete Griffiths Toolroom

How do I tell my story through the press?

14:20 - 15:10BST

Dave Jenkins Music Writer / Author / D&BTV Presenter
Posey Collis Orca Sound Project
Jolyon Klean Orca Sound Project
Jeryl Wilton Infectious PR

How do I create identity in my music?

15:10 - 1600BST

Mark Knight Toolroom
Pete Griffiths Toolroom
Louie Vega DJ

How do I make sure DJ promo is effective?

1600 - 16:50BST

Evan Sacks 1001Tracklists
Paul Hamill Inflyte
Dean Muhsin Dispersion PR

How do I get gigs?

16:50 - 17:40BST

Sam Divine DJ
JoJo Walker Walker Music Services / Halcyon SF / E Komo Mai
Emma Hoser Booking Agent

What are the careers behind the scenes?

17:40 - 18:30BST

Stuart Knight Toolroom
Barry Almond Goodgreef / Active Talent Agency
Inacio Martinelli Doors Open

How do I use data?

18:30 - 19:20BST

Jack Bridges SoundCloud
Oskar Eichler Songstats / 1001Tracklists
Jason Hobbs

Roundtable: What’s next for labels in 2021?

19:20 - 20:10BST

Stuart Knight Toolroom
Chris Goss Hospital Records
James Kirkham DEFECTED
Ramin Rezaie Solid Grooves

On Demand Sessions

These pre recorded sessions will be available as on-demand content available to watch instantly from 8am BST on June 4th.

How do I build my profile on social media?

Katie Knight ‘Can U Put Me On Guestlist’ Podcast
Jacky DJ
Jenny Mac Rising Digital

How do I monetise my music?

Mark Lawrence Sentric
Matt Abbott Label Worx
Ashley Howard PRS for Music
Tony Rakaupai Lime Blue Music

How do I protect my music rights?

Brian Tappert Traxsource
Ben Rush AudioLock / The Music Mission
Nico Perez Mixcloud

How do I use radio and podcasts to promote myself?

Katie Knight ‘Can U Put Me On Guestlist?’ Podcast
Andi Durrant Distorted
Nick Riley Distorted
Matt Healy We Are Grape
Jay Forster BBC Radio 1


These pre recorded presentations will be available as on-demand content available to watch instantly from 8am BST on June 4th.

How do I get more streams from Spotify’s Discover Weekly?

Ali Shakeri Toneden

How do I get paid faster?

Dave Tomaselli Paperchain
Kei Henderson Since the 80s / 21 Savage
Blak Foks KEY! / Joey Bada$$

The legal stuff you need to know

Jules O’Riordan AKA Judge Jules Sound Advice

How can being part of a community help my career?

Ellie Bryant The Halley / AEI Group

How do I effectively use Beatport LINK?

Beatport Electronic Music Store & Service

Getting Paid For Your Creativity - What Is PRS For Music?

Ashley Howard PRS for Music

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