AIM Partners with BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify

AIM is pleased to announce a partnership with BBC Music Introducing’s new flagship event Amplify, the ultimate event for musicians and those wanting to work in the music industry, taking place at the London Excel from 6-8th October.

AIM has secured 100 free guest tickets for AIM members and Friends. To register for a free ticket use the following link: http://introducingamplify.com/AIMguests

AIM will host 3 panel discussions as part of the event, aimed at empowering young musicians, entrepreneurs and aspiring industry professionals with the information they need to succeed in the modern music business. AIM has curated a line-up of senior industry executives, exciting artists and music entrepreneurs who will share their knowledge in a series of ‘AIM Presents’ sessions on key business areas.  The panels are as follows:


Friday 6th October – 3.45-4.30pm

AIM Presents: What’s It Like For Women in Music?
Whether it’s the lack of female acts on festival bills or the lack of women in record label boardrooms, the music industry has got some way to go towards gender equality.  But a number of initiatives, programmes, grants and networks exist to support women in music, and change is happening! The Association of Independent Music (AIM) assembles some of the music industry’s leading female artists and executives and asks what’s it like for women in the music business and how do we move towards an inclusive and diverse music industry of the future?


Jess Partridge –London In Stereo / PRS Foundation

Harriet Moss – SheSaidSo / Manners McDade

Kelly Chappel – Live Nation

Jaguar Bingham – BBC 1Xtra

Lara Baker –AIM (chair)



Saturday 7th October – 3.45-4.30pm

AIM Presents: Meet The Independent A&R Superstars!
The UK’s independent labels are responsible for discovering and developing many of the world’s most exciting artists, including Adele, Father John Misty, Wiley, Radiohead, Bjork, Wolf Alice, Moose Blood, Bonobo, Flume and everything in between. This panel, hosted by the Association of Independent Music (AIM), features the A&Rs behind many of the hottest acts right now. Find out how they discover new artists, what they’re looking for and what happens once an artist is signed.


Nav Sidhu – Hopeless Records

Caroline Simionescu-Marin – XL Recordings

Vidhi Gandhi – Ninja Tune

Jamila Scott – Method Music

Tim Dellow Transgressive Records (chair)


Sunday 8th October – 3.45-4.30pm

AIM Presents: Keeping Control of Your Career
In the digital age many bands and artists are independently releasing their own music with great success. Presented by the Association of Independent Music (AIM), this panel of independent artists and industry professionals will give you top tips for how to set yourself up to succeed in the music business independently.


Nina Nesbitt

Melanie C

James Brown – Pulled Apart By Horses

Laura Sykes – Secretly Label Group

Paul Hitchman – Kobalt Music

Paul Pacifico –AIM (chair)


AIM CEO Paul Pacifico said: “We’re delighted to play a role in the first BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify event. AIM and BBC Introducing have long shared a mission to support and champion emerging artists and industry professionals, and we look forward to meeting many young artists and professionals and helping them to navigate and demystify the music industry at this exciting event.”


Tickets for BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify 2017 are now available from https://introducingamplify.com/.

AIM members can get discounted tickets to this event here.