SAE Institute is excited to announce that it is the official education partner of London Music Conference, which will take place from 30 January - 1 February.
The partnership agreement enables up to fifty SAE students to attend the renowned electronic music event for free (with tickets for the event usually costing £145).
SAE students can redeem their free ticket to the conference by checking their SAE Institute email address for the exclusive discount code.
"IT IS A FANTASTIC DEVELOPMENT, OPENING UP SUBSTANTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND ALUMNI IN THE WORLD OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC."
- NATHAN LOUGHRAN, SAE LONDON CAMPUS DIRECTOR
SAE London Campus Director Nathan Loughran said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership between SAE Institute and the London Music Conference. It is a fantastic development, opening up substantial opportunities for students, staff and alumni in the world of electronic music. As well as the conference itself, which will provide access to industry experts through the panels, talks, demos, workshops and more, we are also designing direct meaningful engagement opportunities that will take place throughout the year. We look forward enormously to the conference on 30 and 31 January, and are excited to see these two days as a springboard to an exciting and meaningful partnership for the future.”
The conference consists of over 70 workshops, talks, panels and showcases taking place at seven different venues across central London. The event is designed to further electronic music production and foster creativity.
Some of the DJs, industry experts and brands taking part include Broadwick Live, Printworks, DJ Mag, Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1, Free from Sleep, FMLY Agency, The Cause, Key Changes, Mixmag, He.She.They, Red Bull Radio, Korg, and PRS.
As well as providing SAE Music Business students with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, the London Music Conference offers a range of ways for Audio Production students to reach new audiences, connect with labels and industry professionals and explore the music technology space so that they can expand their careers.
SAE London Academic Coordinator Rob Finder said: “We are excited to announce that SAE Institute is joining London Music Conference as the Official Education Partner. This gives our current students, staff, and alumni the opportunity to engage with London’s electronic music community through a range of workshops, demonstrations, panels, and parties!
The electronic music scene in London is one of the biggest and best in the world, attracting artists from all over (including myself!) to learn, create, inspire, and collaborate. This is the start of an ongoing partnership with LMC, where we will further our involvement and participation in the local creative community.
We look forward to welcoming guests of the London Music Conference to our London campus for LMC's Beat Lab in collaboration with Steinberg and Yamaha, and we will be onsite at Fabric for those who are interested in our degrees and short courses in Audio and Music Business.”
"THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC SCENE IN LONDON IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND BEST IN THE WORLD, ATTRACTING ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER (INCLUDING MYSELF!) TO LEARN, CREATIVE, INSPIRE AND COLLABORATE."
- ROB FINDER, SAE LONDON ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
Key to this is the London Music Conference Accelerator which empowers artists to engage directly with top line A&R professionals, perform live, build relationships with brands and secure and confirm release(s) on a hand picked selection of profile indie labels including Axwell’s Axtone imprint.
SAE students with a passion for electronic music production are encouraged to apply for the programme.
SAE London Electronic Music Production lecturer Christian Duka said: "SAE's partnership with the London Music Conference is a key opportunity for both the institution and its students' presence within the electronic music scene. Taking part in the conference means networking with key figures in the electronic music world; joining the accelerator programme is a rare opportunity for aspiring producers to kick-start their career in the industry."
Successful applicants to the Accelerator programme will be given the opportunity to pitch their music directly to 30 of the world’s best indie labels. Labels are then given the opportunity to make offers for any records that they want to release, with a comprehensive marketing and PR solution provided by London Music Conference.
Each of the top 50 highest ranked artists (the LMC Final 50) will be offered the opportunity to play a set from the main room at Fabric London.
5 winning artists will be chosen from the top 50 cohort by panel of judges, with winners announced at the LMC Awards ceremony. Each of the 5 winning artists will receive a supported release package, with LMC’s Accelerator partners providing a wide range of free marketing, PR, distribution, rights admin and promotion to support the release of a single via one of the conference’s partnered labels.
Of the 5 winning artists, one artist will be given the opportunity to play a set on Mixmag’s ‘Lab’ streaming channel, live from Fabric London.
SAE students wanting to submit their entry to the Accelerator programme need to join the LMC Community Platform, which costs $29.99/year.
Find out more about the Accelerator programme here.