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The annual music conference returns and first wave of speakers and sessions announced

AIM (Association of Independent Music) has announced the return of their flagship independent music conference. The conference will unite themes of business, tech and people, as a one-day multi-room online event on March 11th 2021. 

The first wave of speakers and sessions have also been confirmed, featuring  a range of industry bigwigs, leaders and experts. AIM’s trademark TED Talk style ‘Strong Opinions’ format of quick fire keynotes also returns for 2021. It’s going to be a day full of knowledge and take-home advice, alongside a range of panel discussions, case studies of independent success stories, practical workshops, in depth interviews and focused one-on-one networking sessions with the UK’s leading music business experts. 

So far Merlin CEO, Jeremy Sirota, new CEO of UK Music, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, Executive Director of Jazz refreshed and AIM Board Member, Yvette Griffith, Founder of Unheard Voice, Marsha Ramroop and Chatal Epp, Founder of Click ’n’ Clear have been confirmed as speakers. 

The panel discussions and practical workshops will cover a range of topics including: 

  • Maximising live-streaming opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing under covid 
  • The changing face of distribution 
  • How to get a business ‘investment ready’ 
  • How to ‘sweat’ back catalogue 

Throughout the event one-one networking events will be taking place, giving attendees the chance to network with professionals from the digital sector. Plus experts in investment and business building. Networkers are already confirmed from companies including TikTok, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Deezer, Blackstar, Mute Records and Believe Digital as well as more to be announced. In addition to this attendees will be able to socialise online with peers and speakers and make new connections. 

For full AIM Members (Rights Holders and Distributors) as well as friends of AIM. For AIM Associate members tickets will be at a 50% discount on the non-member price. Non-members can purchase tickets for £50 and they can be purchased here.