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17 Jan AIM Presents: Women In Music 2018

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.

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.

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. There will also be a keynote address entitled ‘Diversity is Good For You’ from UK Music Diversity Taskforce Co-Chair Paulette Long OBE.

There will then be two panel discussions, before the event concludes with networking drinks, allowing attendees to meet the speakers and grow their networks.



5.30-6pm – Arrivals

6-6.15pmWelcome from AIM and sponsors INgrooves

6.15-6.30pmKeynote Address: Diversity Is Good For You, Paulette Long OBE (UK Music Diversity Taskforce Co-Chair)

6.30-7.15pmMelanie C in conversation with Mark Sutherland (Editor, Music Week)

Keynote artist interview with solo artist and former Spice Girl Melanie C, who will speak candidly with Music Week Editor Mark Sutherland about her career in music and current success as an independent artist.

7.30-8.10pm –  Women in the Studio (Panel discussion)

The panel 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. Speakers include Steph Marziano (Producer & Engineer, Denai Moore, Mumford & Sons & others), Dr Mariana Lopez (Lecturer in Sound production & Post Production, University of York), Isabel Gracefield Grundy (Engineer, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell & others), Marta Salogni (Mixer, Bjork, Sampha & others), Katie Tavini (Mastering Engineer & host of Red Bull’s #NormalNotNovelty engineering workshop), Katia Isakoff (Founder, Women Produce Music) and panel chair K-Minor (Producer/Artist).

8.15-9pm – Female Entrepreneurship in Music (Panel discussion)

This discussion 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 include: Barbara Charone (MBC PR), Abi Leland (Leland Music), Hannah V (Producer/Artist), Annette Barratt (Managing Director, Reservoir/ Reverb Music), Leila (Lilz) Singh (Marketing Manager, Eskimo Dance/Director, Official Media PR) and chair Amy Lamé (London Night Tzar).

9-10pm – Networking Drinks

Date: 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.


£33 – AIM members
£55.50 – 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.


INgrooves Music Group is a leading global music distribution and marketing company providing labels and artists with a powerful technology framework giving them transparent, scalable distribution tools and marketing solutions to maximize monetization in today’s dynamic digital music marketplace. www.INgrooves.com



5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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London's Living Room, City Hall, The Queen's Walk
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