AIM Brings Tech and Independent Music Communities Together at Slush Music, Part of Slush – Europe’s Biggest Startup Conference

AIM CEO Paul Pacifico to keynote, plus AIM Members & Friends join 2500 attendees, 250 artists, 300 journalists, 130 speakers across today and tomorrow at the Cable Factory in Helsinki


AIM CEO Paul Pacifico will introduce two ground-breaking initiatives to the Slush community in his keynote address, taking place tomorrow at Slush Music. Across the next two days, he will also take part in two Q&A discussions during the event, alongside a range of AIM member companies and Friends of AIM, putting independent labels at the heart of innovation and entrepreneurism:

Tuesday 28 Nov (15.25 – 16.00)
‘Q&A: The Evolution of Music Piracy – A Market Threat or Opportunity?’ with AndyChatterley (Co-founder and CEO at MUSO) and Johnny Hudson (Beyond Noize / MUSO). AIM are proudly working in partnership with MUSO to provide a market-leading anti-piracy service across this membership.

Weds 29 Nov (13.35 – 14.00)
‘Can I Be Artist and a CEO?’ alongside Gee Davy (Legal and Business Affairs Manager at AIM), Nathan Graves (Co-Founder and CCO at SoundVault), PaulHitchman (President at AIM member company Kobalt) and Charles Kirby-Welch(Founder and CEO at Friend of AIM Kartel Music Group).

Paul keynote: ‘Independent Music and Tech – Two Communities of Entrepreneurs, Divided by a Common Passion’.

During his keynote Paul will introduce two ground-breaking initiatives, the AIM Innovation Licence and Music Tech Accelerator Programme, solving key issues for innovators in music and technology. Operating in parallel, the AIM Innovation Licence in partnership with PRS for Music looks to provide a one-stop independent music licence for fledgling digital music services; and in partnership with UK government-funded tech accelerator, The Digital Catapult, AIM is building the Independent Music Tech Accelerator programme.

Accompanied by Jude McArdle (Membership Coordinator) and Gee Davy (Legal & Business Affairs Manager), Paul will meet with a number of tech companies relevant to music whilst at Slush, forming a lasting bond between innovators in the music and tech worlds.

Browse the full programme here feat. AIM member companies BelieveBeggarsGroup[Pias], DittoKobalt and Friends Jaak, ForTunesKartel Music GroupSpotify among others.

Slush Music, now in its second year, is part of week-long event Slush and brings together music industry innovators, aiming to serve them by “tearing down the obstacles between music and technology.”

In line with the wider Slush theme – Calling All Solvers – Slush Music aims to find solutions to problems facing the industry through the knowledge and enthusiasm of the entrepreneurs present. This will be addressed through 13 strands including ‘for labels’, ‘for management’ and ‘for academics’.

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