Annie Mac has announced the first wave of conference speakers and topics for the AMP London Conference in March. The one-day event will host panel discussions, keynotes, interviews, debates and workshops with key artists, personalities and figureheads covering the most pertinent topics surrounding music.
The line-up includes Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn who will appear alongside the founder of crucial independent label Young Turks and co-founder of Music Declares Emergency, who are all vital players tackling the environmental crisis through the music industry’s lens.
Diversity will also be a hot topic as the first female of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s rap show Tiffany Calver will discuss making the music industry work for women, and the CEO of Universal Music UK & Ireland David Joseph will be joining the day’s events off the back off launching his ground breaking ‘Creative Differences’ initiative.
“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!”Annie Mac
Attendees can expect an insight into today’s rapidly evolving industry through AMP’s conference as it aims to spotlight inspiring topics that with ignite conversations surrounding the landscape of the industry and highlight what’s going on behind the scenes that will shape the future. There is also the opportunity to ask questions and network with key music players throughout the day.
The event is on 6 March at Camden House.
Speakers announced so far:
- 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)