10 Quick Facts About The Dumfries Music Conference 2016

Dumfries Music Conference will once again return to The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries on 21-22 October, with a number of workshops, live music performances, an exhibition, special guests and Radio DMC over the whole weekend.

From Thursday 20th October, ‘Live in Dumfries’ – an exhibition of gig posters by local designer Neil Paterson – will be displayed in The Stove Café. Paterson has been prolific over the last 20 years, designing posters for gigs in and around the town. A curated selection of these posters will be exhibited during DMC 2016 and beyond.

1. Dumfries Music Conference was recently established as a Community Interest Company. Its aim is to deliver key musical insights and knowledge to local young people, with a view to helping them advance their own career objectives and job opportunities within the music industry

2. One of DMC’s main aims is to champion Dumfries and Galloway’s vibrant contemporary music scene by providing showcases that engage local music industry people and attract others from outside the area

3. DMC 2016 is the fourth edition of Dumfries Music Conference. Since starting out in 2012, DMC has welcomed speakers, educators and performers from all over the music industry

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4. The Stove Building was merely a shell in 2012 when the first DMC was held. Since then the people behind The Stove have developed it into a wonderful arts hub, with a fully-operational café on the ground floor

5. Dumfries Music Conference is made possible due to partnerships with Holywood Trust, The Stove, Musicplus+, New Found Sound, Small Town Sounds and countless brilliant individuals

6. DMC 2016 will host three free-to-attend workshops from the best in the music business, which will cover music programming, radio production and digital marketing

7. Brian Cannon, the man behind iconic Oasis and The Verve record sleeves is talking on Friday night. He is, essentially, the man who defined the look of Britpop in the ‘90s

8. Radio DMC will enjoy its second outing, having made its debut at DMC 2015. Drop into The Stove Café between 12pm and 4pm on Friday or Saturday and catch live performances, interviews and a few surprises!

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9. DMC Live Showcase on Saturday evening is the only part of DMC that you need to pay for. It’s only £3, which isn’t bad for some of the finest local and national bands around

10. DMC 2016 sees the start of a 12-month programme from Dumfries Music Conference – look out for more events that will be taking place over the next 12 months!

Dumfries Music Conference 2016 takes place at The Stove, 100 High St, Dumfries on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October. For a full rundown of the DMC 2016 programme, visit www.dumfriesmusic.co.uk

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