Virtual Music Conference announces full schedule including BBC, PRS, Soundcloud, Beatport, Louie Vega, Mark Knight & more

The inaugural VMC (Virtual Music Conference) has announced its full schedule for June 4th 2020 with a huge array of industry professionals across marketing, distribution, A&R, label management and more providing unique insights towards artists and DJs with a desire to break into the electronic music landscape.

Panels/Tutorials such as ‘How Do I Get a Label to Listen’, ‘How Do I Get Gigs’ and ‘How Do I Tell My Story To The Press’ alongside in-depth discussions on data, branding, monetisation and music rights will deliver content to provide real solutions to real problems within the music industry by focussing heavily on giving holistic, practical advice to artists at the beginning of their journey.

Taking place on Thursday 4th June via a bespoke, interactive website which will feature live keynote speeches, panels and Q&As accessible to delegates across the globe with each video being archived for access at the attendees convenience.

Full Schedule:

How do I get a label to listen?
Stuart Knight – Toolroom
Gareth Jones – Anjunabeats
Nikki Ellis – Hospital Records
Yousef – Circus Recordings

How do I breakthrough?
Lee Haslam – Locus Management
GW Harrison

How do I get gigs?
Sam Divine
JoJo Walker – Walker Music Services / Halcyon SF / E Komo Mai
Emma Hoser

How do I build my profile on social media?
Pete Griffiths – Toolroom
Jacky (UK)
Jenny Mac – Rising Digital
Sacha Robotti

How do I tell my story through the press?
Dave Jenkins – Music Writer / Author / D&BTV Presenter
Posey Collis & Jolyon Klean – Orca Sound Project
Jeryl Wilton – Infectious PR

How do I create identity in my music?
Pete Griffiths – Toolroom
Mark Knight – Toolroom
Louie Vega
Dan Duncan – Pig&Dan

How do I build a world-class record label?
Stuart Knight – Toolroom
Allan McGrath – Anjunabeats
Jim Gash – RAM Records
Christian Smith – Tronic

How do I make the most of Beatport Hype?
Beatport – (Deniz Everling TBC)
Sam Dexter – Hungarian Hot Wax
Glen Horsborough – Let There Be House

How do I monetise my music?
Mark Lawrence
Tony Rakaupai – Lime Blue Music
Ashley Howard – PRS for Music
Matt Abbott – Label Worx

How do I make the most out of 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 & Nick Riley – Distorted
Matt Healy – We Are Grape
James Forster – BBC Radio 1

What are the careers behind the scenes?
Stuart Knight – Toolroom
Barry Almond – Goodgreef / ATA
Inacio Martinelli – Doors Open

How do I use data?
Jack Bridges – Soundcloud
Oskar Eichler – Songstats
Jason Hobbs –

How do I get more streams from Spotify’s Discover Weekly?
Ali Shakeri – Toneden

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

How do I make sure DJ promo is effective?
Evan Sacks – 1001Tracklists
Paul Hamill – Inflyte

Roundtable: What’s next for labels in 2021?
Stuart Knight – Toolroom
Chris Goss – Hospital Records
James Kirkham – DEFECTED
Ramin Rezaie – Solid Grooves

How do I effectively use Beatport LINK?

How do I get paid faster?

VMC will take place on Thursday 4th June. £20 tickets are on sale via


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