The Association Of Independent Music (AIM) has announced details of its ninth annual Women In Music evening.
Held in association with Believe Digital and supported by the Mayor Of London, the event will take place at City Hall in London from 5.30pm to 10pm on January 16 and will celebrate the successes and examine the challenges of women in the music industry.
Confirmed speakers include newly-appointed London night czar Amy Lamé, songwriter and Girls I Rate founder Carla Marie Williams, who has written for the likes of Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud, Machine Management's Martha Kinn, who manages Years & Years, End Of The Road Festival MD Lauren Down, PRS For Music media relations manager Stefania Pavlou, DHP Family's Kelly Bennaton and Believe Recordings' senior label manager Chloé van Bergen. Kinn (Rising Star) and Williams (Roll Of Honour) were both winners at Music Week's own 2016 Women In Music awards, held in association with AIM and UK Music.
The evening will also feature an exclusive keynote interview with a female artist, to be revealed in coming weeks. Previous keynote speakers at the event have included broadcaster Annie Nightingale, Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn, MOBOs founder Kanya King MBE, Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley and singer/songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor.
There will then be two panel discussions, before the event concludes with networking drinks. The first panel is entitled Women in Music: The Next Generation and will see a selection of the industry’s rising stars discussing their paths to success. The second panel discussion focuses in on the notoriously male-dominated live sector. Going Live: Women in Live Music which will consider the challenges of women working in the live music industry, the lack of female artists on festival bills and the safety of female music fans at live music venues and festivals.
Tickets are available from www.musicindie.com/event/women-in-music.