Indie-Con, AIM’s unique conference devised for independent labels and artists, returns to London England on November 18, 2014. A 1-day conference attended by over 400 people from across the independent music industry, Indie-Con offers networking opportunities and a stellar line-up of notable speakers from across the industry. There’s a 30% discount for A2IM members wanting to attend.
Supported by Clear Sound & Vision, Indie-Con returns to London’s Glaziers Hall. The event will take an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering a unique program of sessions aimed at helping independent labels and artists grow their businesses and get their music heard. Indie-Con is the only conference in the UK to focus specifically on meeting the business needs of independent labels and self-releasing artists, and attracts delegates from all over the World.
Indie-Con 2014 runs from 9:15am – 5pm, with lunch served between 12:30 and 2pm. Doors open for registration at 9:15am, with the first session beginning at 10:15am.
Sessions taking place include:
- The Dark Art of Music PR
- Successful Music Funding (case studies)
- What is a Fair Artist Contract in 2014?
- The 5 Most Interesting Things Happening In The Music Market Right Now – presented by Music Week
- Is The Album Format Dead?
- How To Get Your Music On the Radio
- Record Store Day 2015 – overview for labels from the Entertainment Retailers Association
- Brits Abroad: Everything You Need To Know About International Showcasing
- I’m With The Brand: Brands Supporting Grassroots Talent
- Opportunities for Independent Music on TV
- Developing A Successful Live Career For Your Artist
- Surviving & Thriving! Indie Label Success Stories
An impressive line-up of speakers has already been confirmed to speak at the event, including:
Anna Karatziva (MTV) * David Emery (Kobalt Label Services) * Barbara Charone (MBC PR) * Simon Williams (Fierce Panda) * Michael Lightford (Vision Nine / Relentless) * Kelly Chappel (Live Nation) * Tony Arthy (Worn Out / Vans) * George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio 1) * Dan Le Sac (artist) * Beckie Sugden (The Agency) * Joseph Frankland (PRS For Music Foundation) * Caroline Reason (CAA) * Martin Mills (Beggars Group) * Tim Ingham (Music Week) * Charlie Phillips (AIM) * Camilla Pia (BBC 6Music) * Craig Brookes (Cobra Tours) * Alexander Milas (Metal Hammer/Team Rock * Mike Walsh (XFM) * Kim Bayley (Entertainment Retailers Association) * Kieran Yeates (BBC Introducing) * Nathaniel Cramp (Sonic Cathedral) * Jamie Stockwood (The Zeitgeist Agency) * Lauren Wilson & Dan Garber (TAPEREC) * Tom Carson (Jagermeister) * Nigel Adams (Full Time Hobby) * Darius Van Arman (Secretly Group) * Crispin Parry (British Underground) * Louisa Rainbird (Sky) * William Shanahan (Disrupt Ltd) * Alison Wenham (AIM) * Tim Dellow & Toby L (Transgressive Records) * Daniel Cross (Record Play) * Stuart Green (Manager, Fat White Family) * Christian Rodwell (CR2 Records) * Angie Somerside (Red Bull Records) * Martin Talbot (The Official Charts Company) * Anthony Shaw (Best Before Records) * Alex Hoffman (Noisey) * Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) * Shirin Foroutan (Mute) * Adam Ryan (The Great Escape) * Tara Richardson (QPrime) * MistaJam (BBC 1Xtra / Radio 1), Luke Turner (The Quietus) * Nathan Barley Phillips (Basick Records).
Many more to be announced soon! Find out more about the program at www.musicindie.com/indiecon2014.