Last week our first ever three-day, global music business conference, AIM Connected was a roaring success at Studio Spaces, London, with over 1,000 visitors coming through the doors over the three days.
Combining three of our previous events into one three-day conference, we saw some amazing discussions from over 150 speakers and 36 panels, as well as inspiring keynotes from Holly Herndon, dream hampton and David Arnold, and practical takeaways from workshops and 1-on-1 networking sessions with companies including Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Soundcloud and BBC.
We’ve collated some of the best quotes from our expert speakers. Take a look for a taster of the insight that was shared across the three days.
1. DAY ONE – ‘Alternative Strategies for Breaking an Artist’ – Livia Tortella, founder of Black Box
2. DAY ONE – ‘The Live Effect: Maximising Physical Potential via Experiential Means’ – Tersha Willis, co-founder of Terrible Merch, on physical products in 2019
3. DAY TWO – ‘How to Break the Top Five as an Underdog’ – Jeff Bell, product manager at Partisan Records, discusses the incredible IDLES campaign
4. DAY TWO – ‘Social Media: Growing Engagement and Creating Change’ – Keturah Cummings, founder of Forward Slash, on using social media to cut through the noise
5. DAY TWO – ‘Social Media: Growing Engagement and Creating Change’ – Charlie Craggs, activist and founder of Nail Transphobia, on how to create engagement on social media
6. DAY TWO – ‘Empowering Communities Through Musical Movements’ – Moses Boyd, artist, on the benefits of independence in 2019
7. DAY TWO – Keynote Interview – dream hampton, Executive Producer of Surviving R Kelly, interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker
8. DAY THREE – ‘Scaling Up: Growing a Developing Label’ – Chris Goss, co-founder of Hospital Records, on starting a label
9. DAY THREE – ‘Ethical Branding: Authenticity in Culture Today’ – Theresa Adebiyi, Head of Creative at Ninja Tune
10. DAY THREE – ‘Crossfade presents: Maximising Potential in User Generated Live Content’ – Sophie Goossens, counsel at Reed Smith LLP, on opportunities to collaborate with the gaming industry