The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that its flagship conference, AIM Connected, is ditching the standard panel format for its 2020 edition.
Instead, the event will feature a series of quick-fire ‘Strong Opinions’, plus case-studies from independent success stories, practical workshops and speed networking sessions with the UK’s leading music business experts. Strong Opinions’ will deliever hot takes from leading industry experts in a quickfire, TED-style 15-minute format, with a Q&A session at the end of each presentation.
AIM Connected is breathing new life into the world of music business conferences
The conference will be held at Kings Place in London on February 4 and will feature more than 30 industry-leading speakers across 11 Strong Opinions, three case studies and six workshops, in addition to four speed-networking sessions.
Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said: “This year AIM Connected is breathing new life into the world of music business conferences, bringing attendees the latest insights in a refreshingly direct and engaging format. This is the one day not to miss if you are building a business in music.”
Deezer, Bandcamp, Leaf Grow and PPL are all holding interactive workshops, with more to be confirmed, while one-on-one speed networking sessions will be held throughout the day covering PR, profile & influencers, digital marketers, playlisters & pluggers and physical.
Subsidised member tickets start from £80+VAT and non-member tickets start from £195+VAT. Lunch, refreshments and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for members of affiliate organisations.
The event is open to both AIM members and non-members, with AIM Connected bursary places on offer to people within the industry facing obstacles or barriers to attend the event. Six free bursary places (plus up to £100 to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation) will go to AIM members based outside London.