First wave of speakers and topics revealed for AMP 2020

The event will take place at Camden House on Friday 6 March and is set to build on the success of last year’s conference.

Bekki Bemrose
  • By Bekki Bemrose
  • 28 Jan 2020
  • min read
The event will take place at Camden House on Friday 6 March and is set to build on the success of last year’s conference.

The inaugural Annie Mac Presents (AMP) conference took place at Moth Club and featured panellists like Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Tom March (Polydor Records), Austin Daboh (Apple Music) & Ms Banks (Artist) who covered a diverse selection of topics.

Once again, AMP is set to host the music industry’s key figures to cover important topics surrounding music via panel discussions, keynotes, interviews, debates and workshops.

AMP will also offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions and network with key music players throughout the day.

Following the launch of his ‘Creative Differences’ initiative the chief executive of Universal Music UK and Ireland David Joseph will be joining the day’s events.

The founder of independent label Young Turks will appear alongside the managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn and co-founder of Music Declares Emergency who are all vital players tackling the environmental crisis through the music industry's lens.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Calver, the first female to be at the helm of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s rap, will discuss making the music industry work for women, plus presenter and broadcaster Maya Jama will also be taking the stage.

The conference will be held in partnership with Music Week with further speakers and topics still to be added.

Live shows also play a part in AMP and are carefully curated by Annie Mac over four days around the conference at some of London’s most-loved venues.

The shows run across Wednesday 4 March until Saturday 7 March.

Featured artists include Blossoms, Joy Crookes, Beabadoobee, The Big Moon, Arlo Parks, Inhaler and more names will be announced very soon.

Annie Mac says: ‘This music industry of ours is changing rapidly, artists are taking control of their careers. The independent path has proven viable and streaming has democratised the consumption process, making commercial success up for grabs to anyone who wants to give it a go. It’s a really exciting time.

‘There are still, however, huge sticking points for me; the conservatism when it comes to gender representation; the lack of diversity through the top tiers of the industry; the lack of systematic procedure to protect artists when it comes to mental health; and the urgent need for action on the industry’s contribution to the environmental crisis. Come and join us, there is still much to discuss!’

Confirmed speakers:
Amber Davis (Warner Chappell)
Aniefiok Ekpoudom (The Guardian)
Annie Mac (DJ / Broadcaster)
Ben Mawson (Tap Music)
Ben Mortimer (Polydor Records)
Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets)
Caius Pawson (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
David Joseph (Universal)
Fay Milton (Savages / 180dB / Music Declares Emergency)
Grace Ladoja (Metallic Inc / Homecoming)
Jamie Ahye (Atlantic Records / Pride in Music)
Jodie Harsh (Artist / DJ)
Kwame Kwaten (Point Blank Recordings / Ferocious Management / Cre8ing Vision)
Laura Davidson (All Points East / BST Hyde Park)
Maya Jama (TV / Radio Presenter)
Melvin Benn (Festival Republic)
Rebecca Allen (Decca Records)
Rina Sawayama (Artist)
Summer Marshall (CAA)
Tiffany Calver (DJ / Broadcaster)
Tunde Ogundipe (Music Tech Executive)
Zena White (Partisan Records)

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit