Announcing our brand-new, flagship conference AIM Connected

We’re delighted to announce our largest ever conference, AIM Connected. The flagship, three-day event will take place from 1-3 April at Studio Spaces, London, combining AIM’s Indie-Con, Music Connected and Women in Music events into one all-new landmark conference.


AIM connected will combine the themes of business, tech and people, offering unrivalled insight into the future of music in the digital world. The schedule across the three days will include a jam-packed programme of leading international figures providing expert insight through three keynotes, over 30 panels and three days of roundtables and one-on-ones.


Keynote speakers will include cultural critic, filmmaker and director of the documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’ dream hampton, as well as American composer, sound artist and Music-AI specialist Holly Herndon.


Panellists confirmed include: Amy Lamé (London Night Czar), Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Huw Stephens (BBC Introducing & BBC Radio 6 Music), Jeff Bell (Partisan Records), Matt Black (Coldcut / Ninja Tune), Kate Hutchinson (Freelance Journalist), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Tim Dellow (Transgressive).


Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said: “AIM Connected launches in this, AIM’s 20th year, as our new flagship conference. The level and range of speakers and delegates expected from all over the world promises to make AIM Connected a must-attend event for anyone looking to take their knowledge and networking to the next level. Taking place over three days in London and incorporating the first ever event to celebrate the Shesaid.so Alternative Power list, AIM Connected showcases the excitement, innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of the independent community.”


We’ve committed to offering 20 three-day AIM Connected bursary places to people within the industry facing obstacles or barriers to attend the event. Six bursary places (plus up to £100 to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation) will go to AIM members based outside London. You can apply for these by emailing Sara@musicindie.com with no more than 300 words on why you deserve the place. The remaining allocation will be offered to professional development organisations including Urban Development and The Midi Music Company, which support young, talented individuals trying to break into the music industry.


AIM Connected partner shesaid.so have opened submissions for their annual Alternative Power 100 Music List. The Alt List  aims to challenge the traditional definition of power and give it a new, alternative meaning which acts as a positive contribution to the diversity conversation. The 2019 list will be announced at AIM Connected, where an awards cocktail party will be hosted on the evening of 2 April to celebrate.


Andreea Magdalina, Founder of shesaid.so said: “The #AltList set out to redefine what power means in the music business, celebrating people of all genders, ages, career levels and earning figures. We firmly believe that creating more visibility for these individuals and initiatives will ultimately lead to a more diverse, inclusive and financially positive music economy. Working with AIM felt like the most natural partnership, as both organisations strive to empower the industry’s independents. We are excited to honour this year’s nominees with an awards event for the first time at AIM Connected in London this April.”


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.

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.