The confirmed speakers are made up an international group of experts from companies across the music industry and creative sectors.
Representatives from Young Turks, Anjunabeats, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, Deezer, Blackstar London, Scruff of the Neck, PPL, AWAL, FUGA, Proper Music and more will speak at the event.
A series of quick-fire ‘Strong Opinions’ 15-minute sessions will replace the standard panel format in addition to case-studies from independent success stories, practical workshops and speed networking sessions.
Highlights include a presentation on how music can help to tackle the climate crisis from the Founder of Young Turks, Caius Pawson, as well as insight on how voice activation is changing the music landscape from Amazon Music’s Ivy Taylor.
AIM Member Anjunabeats will be presenting a case study on the innovative release of Grammy Award-winning label founders Above and Beyond’s album Flow State, which was launched as a journey for yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Meanwhile, Manchester-based record label Scruff of the Neck will also showcase their journey to being crowned Best Small Label at the 2019 AIM Awards.
For tickets and more information about the full line-up, please visit aimconnected.com.
Subsidised member tickets for AIM Connected start from £80 plus VAT for rightsholder members, and non-member tickets start from £195 plus VAT.
Lunch, refreshments and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for members of affiliate organisations.
Paul Pacifico, chief executive, AIM, says: ‘We’re delighted to present this eclectic line-up of expert speakers for the return of our landmark conference this February. Through a detailed curation process, we’ve ensured that the most cutting-edge and crucial topics are covered for anyone running a modern music business today, from the future of data flow and voice to more expansive issues like diversity and climate change. It is without a doubt a key event of the year for the independent sector to come together and share ideas.’