AIM Announces New Wave of Speakers For Flagship Conference AIM Connected


We’re excited to announce a new wave of speakers joining our three-day global music business conference AIM Connected.

The newly announced speakers comprise an international group of experts from across the music industry and creative sectors. They join the conference from companies including: Twitch, VICE, Merlin, Deezer, Ingrooves, BBC Radio 1, Worldwide FM, Royal Mountain Records, Stones Throw Records and Complex.

For more information on AIM Connected’s world-class line-up of speakers, visit the event website’s speaker page.

Both one-day and three-day tickets for this event are now available from www.aimconnected.com. The event is open to both AIM members and non-members.

AIM connected will combine AIM’s Indie-Con, Music Connected and Women in Music events along the three themes of business, tech and people, offering unrivalled insight into the future of music in the digital world and how to grow an independent music business.

Open exclusively to ticket-holders, details on workshops and networking sessions will be announced soon.

The full list of newly announced speakers includes:

Anthony Pakrosnis (Twitch), Athena Koumis (XITE), Becky Brook (JAAK), Bobby Bloomfield (The Rattle), Dan Beaumont (Dalston Superstore), Dan Moss(Worldwide FM), Dario Draštata (Dallas Records), Didier Gosset (IMPALA), Emil Asmussen (VICE), Ellie Rumbold (Partisan Records), Francesca Trainini(IMPALA), Gee Davy (AIM), Gregory Wells (Ghost Promotions), Helen Alexander(Merlin), Helen Benarosh (Titan Reality), Helienne Lindvall (LANDR), Jeff Stubberfield (Coutts), Jenna Fentiman (Manners McDade), Jesper Skibsby (WARM), Leila Fataar (Platform13), Livia Tortella (Black Box), Lynden Campbell(Domino Publishing), Mark Bent (Mother Artist Management), Maya Kalev (Stones Throw Records), Mel Lewis (BBC Radio 1), Menno Versteeg (Royal Mountain Records), Mercedes Benson (Complex), Miran Rusjan (MENT), Natasha Bent(CODA Agency), Nikola Jovanovic (Kontra Rights), Nisha Vadiavaloo (Ingrooves), Pete Buckenham (On the Corner Records), Riad Hawa (Deezer), Robert Hickford(Steeles Law), Ronnie Traynor (Various Artists Management & Vision Artists), Sara Al-Hamad (AIM), Sophie Goosens (Reed Smith), Sophie Small (Music Gateway), Tamsin Embleton (Music Industry Therapist Collective) and Tersha Willis (Terrible Merch).

The schedule of events and timings over the three days of what will be AIM’s largest and most prestigious conference to date has now been announced on the AIM Connected website. Panels already confirmed to take place include, amongst many others:

– How to Break the Top 5 as an Underdog: IDLES
– Middle Eastern & North Africa Spotlight: Tapping into New Markets
– Humans and Robots – Co-existing in the Decades to Come
– Scaling Up: Growing a Developing Label
– CROSSFADE presents: Maximizing Potential in User Generated Live Content

Subsidised member tickets start from £65+VAT and non-member tickets start from £120+VAT. Lunch, refreshments and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for members of affiliate organisations.

MEMBER RATE: To unlock the Member rate, input your Membership No. as a promotional code when purchasing tickets. Members can access their Membership No. by logging into the AIM website and viewing it on their dashboard or contacting Membership Coordinator Sara Al Hamad (sara@musicindie.com or +44 (0)20 8994 5599).