AIM Announces ‘Independents Day’ at Midem 2017

Including ‘Independent Music Cutting Through The Noise’ Panel & AIM Member Drinks Reception

On 7th June 2017 AIM will hold a series of events under the banner ‘Independents Day’ at Cannes music conference Midem, celebrating the innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent of the UK’s independent sector.

A panel session entitled ‘AIM Presents: Independent Music – Cutting Through The Noise’ will take place from 12-1pm in the Palais De Festivals’ Worldwide Village, featuring some of the music industry’s finest A&R and marketing minds. The UK’s independent sector is responsible for some of the World’s most exciting artists and is renowned for its entrepreneurship and innovation in bringing those artists to market.  Speakers will share insights from campaigns including Lethal Bizzle, Passenger, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, The War on Drugs and grime compilation New Gen.


Caroline Simionescu-Marin, A&R Manager – XL Recordings

Michelle Kambasha, UK Publicist – Secretly Group

Nadia Khan, Artist Manager – CTRL Management / Dench Records

Nathan Liddle-Hulme, Senior Product Manager – Kobalt Music Recordings

Rachel Stoewer, Head of Digital – Cooking Vinyl

Lara Baker, Marketing & Events Director – AIM (chair)

Full panel details can be found in the Midem conference directory here.

Following the panel, British Music @ Midem and Music is GREAT will be hosting a drinks reception on the British Music stand terrace from 4.30pm, before an AIM members party, held in partnership with the State51 Conspiracy at a nearby secret location. All AIM members and Friends of AIM in Cannes are invited to attend.

AIM CEO Paul Pacifico said: “Independent music is responsible for 80% of new releases and incorporates the most diverse, creative and compelling music out there – allied to innovative, specialist and artist-centric businesses, independence is unstoppable.  Join us to celebrate Independents Day at Midem 2017.”

British music companies can currently register for the British Stand at Midem at discounted rates via the AIM website at http://www.musicindie.com/event/midem/. Midem takes place from 6-9th June 2017 in Cannes, France.