AIM’s Women in Music Returns – Melanie C to Keynote

We are excited to announce the 2018 edition of AIM’s annual Women in Music evening. Taking place at City Hall in London on 17th January 2018, Women in Music will celebrate the successes and examine the challenges of women in the music industry.

In association INgrooves and supported by the Mayor of London, the tenth annual AIM Women in Music event is set to be a sell-out success, with a stellar line-up of speakers already confirmed. Get your tickets here!

Women In Music 2018 will give women (and men, who are actively encouraged to attend) the opportunity to network with key industry figures and to hear from some of the music industry’s most influential women, which this year include Marta Sologni (Mixer for Bjork, Sampha & others), Paulette Long OBE (Co-Chair, UK Music Diversity Taskforce), Steph Marziano (Producer & Engineer, Denai Moore, Mumford & Sons & others), Abi Leland (Leland Music) and London Night Czar Amy Lamé.

The night will feature an exclusive keynote interview with solo artist and former Spice Girl Melanie C, who will speak candidly about her career in music and current success as an independent artist. Previous keynote speakers at the event have included legendary broadcaster Annie Nightingale, Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn, Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley and solo artists Emmy The Great and Sophie Ellis Bextor.

There will then be two panel discussions, before the event concludes with networking drinks, allowing attendees to meet the speakers and grow their networks. The first panel is entitled ‘Women in the Studio’ and will see a selection of Producers, Engineers, Mixers and Songwriters discuss the rarity of women in studio roles and how they have built their careers in a notoriously male-dominated sector. The second panel, entitled ‘Female Entrepreneurship in Music’ will see a selection of female music business founders discuss how and why they established their own company and how they’ve achieved success.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Melanie C (artist)
  • Steph Marziano (Producer & Engineer, Denai Moore, Mumford & Sons & others)
  • Amy Lamé (London Night Czar)
  • Paulette Long OBE (Co-Chair, UK Music Diversity Taskforce)
  • Dr Mariana Lopez (Lecturer in Sound production & Post Production, University of York)
  • Abi Leland (Founder, Leland Music)
  • Isabel Gracefield Grundy (Engineer, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell & others)
  • K-Minor (producer, artist)
  • Marta Salogni (Mixer, Bjork, Sampha & others)
  • Katie Tavini (Mastering Engineer & host of Red Bull’s #NormalNotNovelty engineering workshop)

: 17th January 2018
Time: 5.30pm -10pm
Venue: London’s Living Room, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

This prestigious venue has spectacular views of the Thames and London Bridge, and is home to the Mayor of London.This event is open to anyone working in the music and entertainment industries. AIM actively encourages men to attend this event. Gender equality in the music industry is good for everyone and requires the participation and support of both sexes.

Tickets are £33 for AIM members, £55.50 for non-members. VAT and Refreshments are included in the price.

For a decade AIM has been active in championing and encouraging women in music, striving to achieve gender equality and diversity across the music business. In addition to the annual AIM Women in Music conference, AIM is a partner and co-founder on the Music Week Women in Music Awards, and a signatory on UK Music’s Equality and Diversity Charter, which calls on music businesses to take simple, practical steps to improve equality and diversity.


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