The Rio Music Conference was born in 2009, initially intended to be a conference with workshops and a 7-day business fair at Marina da Glória, an iconic event venue in Rio de Janeiro. Dozens of booths of Brazilian brands occupied the Marina shed in the middle of Rio summer: a mixture of business and leisure that stimulates the palate of the Brazilian. To end, parties with DJs like David Guetta, Pete Tong, Sven Väth, Armin van Buuren, Erick Morillo and Gui Boratto. The lecture series debated topics such as “Digital Revolution: from the fall of vinyl to the rise of MP3” and a DJ workshop with DJ Marky.


In 2010, after the success of the first edition, the RMC began to seek space for electronic music in the midst of the Carioca Carnival, dividing it into “The Conference” and “The Music”. The attractions were again heavyweight: Erick Morillo, Steve Angello, Luciano, Sharam, Loco Dice, Tocadisco and Armin van Buuren completed the international team, and Armin, that year DJ # 1 in the world, also participated in an exclusive chat. In 2010, the RMC presented one of the largest scratching tournaments in the world, the DMC.


In 2011 the RMC takes on the task of transforming Rio de Janeiro into the capital of electronic music during the Carnival period, joining the 4×4 beat to the biggest party on the planet. The largest gathering of the music industry in the Southern Hemisphere received 25,000 people. The trade show traded R $ 20 million in two days. The conferences attracted a total of five thousand people. The curatorship also jumped, presenting two stages. DJs like Booka Shade, Trentemoller, Dave Clarke, Kaskade, Axwell, Fatboy Slim and PDO split the booths with Brazilians of the caliber of Marky b2b Murphy, Kings of Swingers (Renato Ratier and Mau Mau), Meme, Gui Boratto, Ask2Quit and Wehbba. It also begins Road Shows encouraging urban centers to connect with the brand: Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Ribeirão Preto and São Paulo.


Twelve days between conferences and musical performances, RMC 2012 brings to Marina da Glória more than 60 musical attractions in 7 party nights. The first RMC Yearbook, a vehicle of unique credibility in the industry, is compiled that compiles interviews, information and market data that places one of the highlights in the “invasion” of festivals, DJs and gringas brands in Brazil. Also in 2012 the RMC Prize starts with 16 categories. The winners are elected by a select group of Ambassadors, who are members of the market spread throughout Brazil.


In 2013 the RMC is so big that it decides to separate “The Conference” and The Music “: the conference is now held at the Hotel Pestana in Copacabana, before Carnival, and the parties remain in Marina da Glória, during the Carnival. From this year on, the conference also calls for the representation of the live entertainment sector, as well as electronic music – there are more international guests for business rounds and Club Week begins, inviting Rio’s establishments to present a program focused on the electronic music to attract participants’ attention. RMC also presents regional editions in places like São Paulo, Curitiba and Manaus.


The consolidated event, which is recognized by Rio de Janeiro’s public authorities, is a showcase for more than 13 Brazilian cities and features one of the biggest electronic music festivals Carioca Carnival ever seen, with Fatboy Slim, Marco Carola, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren , as well as renowned Brazilians. The first meeting of the AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) in the Southern Hemisphere will take place at the conference, and the event beats record of international guests. The numbers impress: more than 30 clubs participated in Club Week, with 150 parties and 600 musical attractions. Among the regional editions, São Paulo stands out receiving international guests and panels with in-depth content on Latin American issues. In 2014, following the start of the conference, the Boiler Room Live from RMC took place, right from the Vidigal hill.


In 2015 the conference takes greater steps towards its responsibility towards the community, inaugurating the RMC Colab program, which brings electronic music to peripheral institutions in Rio de Janeiro. The conference featured international guests from major world brands, as well as Peter Hook, former New Order and Joy Division. The year marked the arrival of EDM at its peak, bringing more than 40,000 people to the Marina da Glória during Carnival at Rio Music Carnival to enjoy attractions like Tiésto, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Life in Color – of the event in Rio. The regional editions in Curitiba and São Paulo had a public record (700 and 900 participants, respectively) showing the strength of the Southeast-South cone in the scenario.


Already officially divided in Carnival (Rio Music Carnival) festival and conference (Rio Music Conference), the meeting of professionals, panels and business round gets an upgrade and moves to Porto Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro, changing the venue to the MAR (Museum of Art of Rio) and Museum of Tomorrow. The event beat public record: 1500 people in three days and more than 100 activities. It is worth highlighting this year a huge appreciation of the artists and national rhythms, between Yearbook, Prize, guests and headliners the feeling is that the DJ and national producer, after years and now with a much bigger market at their disposal, was ready to to tread new paths in Brazil and in the world. The regional editions have also been upgraded: Curitiba became RMC Brasil, and São Paulo RMC Latin America, attracting a record number of participants and guests.


Reconhecido representante do mercado da música eletrônica na economia criativa, o Rio Music Conference apresenta uma 9ª Edição impecável no Rio de Janeiro, pouco antes do Carnaval – como de costume. O aprofundamento dos temas, a curadoria, o crescimento do Prêmio e abrangência de temas do Anuário foram percebidos pelo público, que se mostrou mais maduro do que nunca e pronto para absorver mais da conferência do que apenas conhecimento: nunca tantos negócios foram feitos. A indústria se renova, aumenta e pede mais – e a resposta da conferência foi uma novidade impressionante. Em 2017 o RMC torna-se BRMC (Brazil Music Conference) e parte para uma nova casa que já havia recebido suas elogiadas edições Latino-Americanas, o Unibes Cultural na rua Oscar Freire, São Paulo. A história daqui pra frente é você quem faz…


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