AIM has announced additional speakers and sessions for Indie-Con 2017.
The one-day conference, which covers all areas of independent label business, will take place at London’s Glaziers Hall on February 1. 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.
Amongst the new additions to the event line-up is a keynote interview with Ben Lovett (pictured), of Mumford & Sons, label and promoter Communion and London venue Omeara. An official Indie-Con afterparty will take place at Omeara from 5.30-7.30pm on the day, with all delegates receiving a complimentary drink at the bar.
Other new speakers confirmed include:
- Stephen King, UK MD, Believe Digital
- Zoe Stainsby, Head of Fuse, Fuse
- Alison Wenham, Chairman & CEO, WIN
- Austin Daboh, Senior editor, Spotify UK
- Hattie Collins, Features director, i-D, author This Is Grime
- Kevin Douch, Founder, Big Scary Monsters
- Michelle Kambasha, UK publicist, Secretly Group
- Paul Pacifico, CEO, AIM
- Caroline Simionescu-Marin, A&R manager, XL Recordings/Editor, GRM Daily
- Rachel Campbell, Founder, Wired PR
- Rhodri Evans, Brand marketing manager, Levi Strauss & Co.
- Merida Sussex, Stolen Recordings
- Mark Kitcatt, Everlasting Records
- Anna Neville, Senior business affairs manager, Beggars Group
- Oliver Restucci, IMI Chile /Discos Rio Bueno
- Claire Southwick, Manager - Spring King, Primitive Management
- Mike Hemsley, Campaign manager, PledgeMusic
- Sofia Genders, Co-founder End of the Road Festival and Bookshop Records
- Chris Bye, Relationship manager, music, Arts Council England
- Emily Scoggins, Head of marketing, The O2
- David Riley, Founder, Plan In Music
- Annabella Coldrick, CEO, MMF
Final sessions and speakers will be announced in January.