Tickets now available for INDIE-CON 2017: AIM’s 1-day Indie Label Summit

Independent music conference to take place 1st February 2017, London

Speakers confirmed from: Vice, Beggars Group, PIAS, GRM Daily, Cooking Vinyl, Glastonbury Festival, Warp Records & BBC Radio 1



AIM is pleased to announce the return of Indie-Con, the 1-day conference covering all areas of independent label business. Indie-Con returns to London’s Glaziers Hall on Wednesday 1st February 2017. The event will take an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering unrivalled networking and learning opportunities.

After an incredibly well-received sell out 2016 event which saw over 450 independent music professionals attend, Indie-Con 2017 will offer a unique programme of sessions aimed at helping independent artists and labels to grow their businesses and get their music heard. Indie-Con is the only conference in the UK to focus specifically on meeting the business needs of independent labels and self-releasing artists.

Indie-Con 2017 sessions will include:

  • Cooking Vinyl Present: How To Achieve a Number One Album
  • UK Grime Explosion: Ripping Up The Rule Book
  • I’m With The Brand: Successful Brand and Music Partnerships
  • Live Recordings Are Great Promotion, Right?
  • How Do You Break an Act in 2017?
  • Monetising the Booming Latin Markets
  • Running A Great Small Label: International Labels Special
  • Plus more TBA

There will also be a special keynote interview with a notable industry figure. Last year Indie-Con delegates enjoyed a career retrospective with Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who talked candidly with Tim Dellow and Toby L of Transgressive Records about signing Madonna and The Ramones and the passion for music that keeps him going to gigs in his late 70s.
An impressive line-up of speakers has already been confirmed to speak at the event, including:

  • Alex Hoffman, Global Executive Producer, Vice
  • Bronya Francis, Product Manager, Warp Records
  • Posty, Co-Founder, GRM Daily
  • Ben Challis, General Counsel, Glastonbury Festival
  • Ineke Daans, Live Strategy Manager, [PIAS]
  • Zena White, Managing Director, The Other Hand
  • MistaJam, DJ, BBC Radio 1
  • Justin West, Founder, Secret City Records (Canada)
  • Matthew Rogers, General Manager, Unified (Australia)
  • Phil Kemish, Founder, Disrupt Media
  • Ruth Barlow, Director of Live, Beggars Group
  • Rachel Stoewer, Digital Marketing, Cooking Vinyl
  • Jason Reed, Head of Digital, Domino Recording Co
  • Carlos Mills, Founder, Mills Records (Brazil)
  • Charlie Phillips, Head of Legal & Commercial Affairs, WIN
  • Luciana Pegorer, Founder, Delira Musica (Brazil)
  • Chris Farrow, Head of Marketing & Product Management, Cooking Vinyl
  • Catrina Dear, The7Stars
  • Tom Lodge, International PR, Sonos
  • Jeffrey Chiang, International Relations & Marketing, Fluxus Music (South Korea)

Many more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Open to both AIM members and non-members, Indie-Con will run all day on Wednesday 1st February 2017, with lunch and refreshments provided to delegates.

Tickets are now available from the AIM website – priced at £60+VAT for AIM members, £140+VAT for non-members, including lunch. An exclusive earlybird rate of just £50+VAT for AIM members & Friends of AIM, and £100+VAT for non-members applies until 16th December 2016 (or whilst stocks last).  Discounts for students, start-ups and members of affiliated industry organisations.