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26 Apr Music Connected 2017

MUSIC CONNECTED RETURNS ON APRIL 26TH

After 2016’s sell out event AIM is pleased to announce 2017’s edition of Music Connected. Now in its fifteenth year, Music Connected returns on Wednesday 26th April, as leading labels and music companies descend on historic Glaziers Hall to meet the key players in UK digital music.

Music Connected runs from 9am- 5pm on April 26th at London’s Glaziers Hall, with an afterparty from 5.30 – 7.30pm at the nearby venue Omeara.

Music Connected 2017 (in association with Merlin and CI) focuses on independent music companies operating in the digital market, offering a tightly targeted day of networking, deal-making, practical digital business advice and enlightening conference sessions.

See below for our initial line-up of speakers and sessions, the full conference programme will be announced in the comings weeks:

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Independent Labels in The Streaming Age (panel)
With streaming now the primary recorded music income stream for many labels and likely to be so for everyone in future, how do you make the figures stack up? Do the per stream rates paid by services allow for a viable label business? Are all streams worth the same? Speakers include Michelle Brook (Ignition Records), Paul Hitchman (Kobalt) and Simon Wheeler (Beggars Group).

Keynote presentation from Charles Caldas, Merlin
Merlin CEO Charles Caldas outlines the organisation’s focus for 2017 and examining the threats and opportunities for indies in the digital market this year and beyond.

Capturing Live Performance to Boost Audience Engagement (panel)
Those in the know are increasingly capturing live performances and using live video as part of their social marketing campaigns in 2017. From Facebook Live to Instagram, to Vevo and YouTube, how does video add to a campaign, and how do you get it right?  Speakers include: Farhana Aboo (AEI Media) and James Moodie (Vevo).

What Digital Mistakes Are You Making Every Day?  (presentation)
Instead of talking top lines and general trends in the industry this session, presented by Communion Music’s Head of Digital Claire Mas aims to get stuck into the nitty gritty of a digital campaign. User experience is something we do not discuss in enough detail in the music industry and it’s the small details that can be significantly hurting your campaign.

 

BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS

A number of breakout workshops, training sessions and masterclasses will also take place in the venue’s board room throughout the day, offering training on essential digital music skills. These will include:

Facebook best practice tips workshop
Facebook’s Vanessa Bakewell presents tips for maximising engagement and impact of your artists’ Facebook profiles.

How to build a music and media career from your bedroom – workshop for curators, producers & creators
The AEI team (the company behind UKF, NCS, TheSoundYouNeed & Drum&BassArena) will be hosting a workshop to give help and advice for aspiring music and media players and start-ups.  We discuss which global tools and tech to use for launching music/media businesses and if you’re a producer pick up some tips for marketing and distribution success stories.

Digital advertising: how to keep your campaign cost effective
A beginner’s guide on how to use Direct-To-Fan sales data, customer email addresses and pixel data to create custom audiences for Facebook advertising. Presented by Absolute Label Services’ Richard Lartey.

 

DIGITAL MARKET PLACE

In addition to the packed conference programme, the Digital Market Place will offer stands hosted by a raft of top digital music companies. Stands are currently available in  the Digital Market Place. For information on exhibiting please contact Lara Baker on lara@musicindie.com.

Always a sell-out event, Music Connected has become the key date in the digital music industry calendar. Digital companies already confirmed to participate include: AEI Media, AudioLock, Believe Digital, Bonded Services, CI, Ditto Music, Kobalt Label Services, Merlin, Supapass, the state51 Conspiracy, Vevo and many more TBA!

Last year’s sell-out event drew over 400 delegates from over 140 UK labels including: Sunday Best Recordings, Secretly Group, Proper Records, 4AD, Communion Records, AEI Media, Modular, Union Square Music, [PIAS] Recordings, Hospital Records, Red Bull Records, Warp Records, Brownswood Music, Rough Trade, Because Music, Dramatico, Domino, Jagjaguwar, Buzzin’ Fly, Nuclear Blast, Wichita, Cooking Vinyl, Anjunabeats, Kartel Ltd, Cherry Red Records, Stolen Recordings, The Other Hand, CR2 Records, Skint, One Little Indian, Champion Records, Silva Screen Records, Visible Noise, Fabric, World Circuit, Snapper Music, Ninja Tune, !K7, The Leaf Label, Eleven Seven Music, Ministry of Sound and many more.

Book your tickets today!

AIM members £49.50 +VAT
Non members – £185 +VAT*

Ticket prices include lunch, refreshments and a drink at the afterparty at Omeara. (*Discounts available for members of affiliated organisations)

Details

Date:
April 26
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Organiser

AIM

Venue

Glaziers Hall
9 Montague Close
London, SE1 9DD
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Tickets

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Music Connected 2017£222.00

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