'I want to create discussion': Line-up for Annie Mac's AMP Conference revealed

'I want to create discussion': Line-up for Annie Mac's AMP Conference revealed

Executives from Island, Dirty Hit and RCA are among the speakers to be announced for Annie Mac’s AMP London conference later this month.

The event runs in conjunction with the BBC Radio 1 DJ’s AMP gigs, which take place from March 27-30. The conference takes place on from 29-30 March at Moth Club in East London. 

BBC Radio 1Xtra boss Mark Strippel and the station’s joint music lead DJ Target are among the first wave of speakers, along with Island execs Alex Boateng and Olivia Nunn, RCA’s Parris O’Loughlin-Hoste, Dirty Hit’s Ed Blow and Jack Caldwell and GRM Daily founder Posty.

March 29 is billed at the The Industry Day and is held in partnership with Music Week, while March 30 is The Next Generation Day.

Panel titles for March 29 include  ‘Where Are All The Female Bosses?’, ‘Where Are We Now? How Black British Artists Reclaimed The Charts’ and Cancelling Artists: Should the Music Industry Play Judge & Jury?’

Mac will moderate al panels on March 30, with discussions set to include: ‘Bossing the Algorithm: Harnessing Social Media For Your Career with Dirty Hit’, ‘Managing Your Future: The Managers that Changed the Game’, ‘How will the Female Voice Impact Rap Music in 2019?’ and ‘Self-Made Story: In Conversation with Annie Mac and Sink The Pink’.

These are subjects I'm personally keen to explore

Annie Mac

Annie Mac said: “The AMP Conference Days are a really exciting development within our AMP brand. After spending the last 15 years curating music both recorded and live, to be able to curate discussions has been so fascinating. I wanted to create discussions that I really wanted to hear, involving voices that I really want to hear from.

“The themes are all subjects I was personally keen to explore, and we have meticulously chosen people in the industry who we think will bring a unique perspective to those discussions. I love that the conference will take place at Moth Club, which is essentially an old working man’s club, with big booths and a bar. It makes for a more informal, fun atmosphere.”

The first wave of speakers is listed below:

Alex Boateng - president of urban division, Island Records
Ben Homewood – senior staff writer, Music Week
Charlotte Gunn - editor, NME
DJ Target
Ed Blow & Jack Caldwell - general manager & head of digital, Dirty Hit
Glynn Fussell & Amy Zing - founders, Sink The Pink
Jasmine Srih - music programmer, Boiler Room
Laura Snapes – deputy music editor, The Guardian
Mark Strippel - head of content commissioning & talent, BBC 1Xtra & Asian Network
Olivia Nunn - co-managing director, Island Records
Parris Oh - senior urban artist manager, RCA Records
Posty - founder, GRM Daily

Sam Fender, Amyl And The Sniffers, Koffee and Kojey Radical are among the 40-strong line-up set to play across the AMP gigs this year. 

Further information will be announced shortly.

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