Radio and music is under the spotlight at the upcoming Brighton Digital Festival.
The event, named ‘Radio // Future Sounds’ will feature radio creators, record labels, musicians, sound artists and digital innovators for its full day event that will explore the reinvention and future of radio.
Over 30 industry guests will contribute to the Brighton Digital Festival event on 24 September at Patterns on Brighton’s seafront (tickets are £5 which is redeemable at the bar).
Aimed at radio producers, broadcasters, creatives, academics, students and the digital community, the event will invite music, spoken word and radio pioneers to share their vision of the future. It will be hosted by musician, broadcaster and activist Chris T-T and has been created by totallyradio and Fugu PR.
Crowdsourced radio streaming platform Mixcloud, distribution network Believe Digital and founders and DJs from stations including NTS, London Fields Radio, Resonance FM, Radar Radio, YAM Radio and totallyradio will debate what radio means in 2015. Independent music labels Tru Thoughts, FatCat and Mr Bongo will also discuss with CMU co-founder Chris Cooke what radio can deliver for a new generation of recording artists.
Today, it is also announced that immersive audio tour creators Detour will be interviewed live from San Francisco via video link by former TEDxBrighton curator and Say Digital agency director Natalie Lloyd, to continue the celebration of future storytelling. Also on the agenda is an exploration of ‘The Podcast Explosion’, featuring podcasters and radio academics.
The future of Brighton’s local radio scene will also be discussed by a panel of home grown talent from Juice Brighton, Radio Reverb and 1Brighton FM amongst others. Brighton musicians BITBIN and Dog In The Snow will also be performing live on the day.
Nats Spada, digital and radio producer at totallyradio.com and event curator said: “We are thrilled to have so many of the people that are re-shaping radio take part in our first event. We hope that Radio // Future Sounds will highlight the power that radio holds, that direct and personal connection to a piece of music or great storytelling. And more importantly, that it will inspire future radio creators.”
Tim Parker, developer at Mixcloud and DJ at NTS Radio who is speaking at the event, added: “Personally, I’m looking forward to discussing online radio and music platforms with fellow professionals and enthusiasts. There is so much to be debated about modern radio and the state of music in 2015. Radio // Future Sounds will be an exciting opportunity to share these ideas.”
Radio // Future Sounds is produced and created by totallyradio and Fugu PR – it takes place at Patterns on 24 September, 10am to 6pm. To book a ticket costing £5.00, which is redeemable on food and drink, and to see the full list of speakers, go see here.