Artist Keynote & Full Speaker Line-Up Announced for AIM’s Women in Music Event

Emmy The Great Joins Vanessa Reed (PRS For Music Foundation), Amy Lamé (Night Czar), Sharon Matheson (INgrooves) & Carla Marie Williams (songwriter) on Stellar Speakers Line-Up

16th January 2017, London’s Living Room, City Hall

In association with Believe Digital, supported by Mayor of London


AIM’s next event, taking place at City Hall in London on 16th January 2017, will celebrate the successes and examine the challenges of women in the music industry.  In association with Believe Digital and supported by the Mayor of London, the ninth annual AIM Women in Music event has sold out in record time, thanks to a stellar line-up of speakers.

Women In Music 2017 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.  This year the keynote artist interview will be with Bella Union signed singer-songwriter Emmy The Great, and there will be a keynote address from new London Night Czar Amy Lamé.

Following the keynotes there will be a panel entitled ‘Women in Music: The Next Generation’, which will see a selection of the industry’s rising stars discussing their paths to success.  Speakers include Carla Marie Williams (songwriter for Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud, Founder of Girls I Rate), Martha Kinn (Manager, Years & Years – Machine Management), Stefania Pavlou (Media Relations Manager, PRS for Music), Chloé van Bergen (Senior Label Manager, Believe Recordings), Sharon Matheson (Business Development Manager (INgrooves). Chaired by Lara Baker (Marketing & Events Director, AIM).

The final session of the evening will be ‘Going Live: Women in Live Music’, examining the challenges of women working in the notoriously male dominated live sector, the lack of female artists on festival bills and the safety of female music fans at live music venues and festivals. Speakers include Lauren Down (MD, End of the Road festival), Kelly Bennaton (Marketing & PR, DHP Family), Karma Bertelsen (Marketing Manager, Kilimanjaro Live), Sarah-Anne Grill (Tour Manager, DJ Fresh, Sigma, Zara Larsson). Chaired by Vanessa Reed (Chief Executive, PRS For Music Foundation).

The event will be held from 5.30-10pm on 16th January 2017 at London’s Living Room, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA. This prestigious venue has spectacular views of the Thames and is home to the Mayor of London.  Tickets for the event have now sold out. 

For almost 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.