AIM reveal final wave of speakers for flagship conference

The Association of Independent Music has announced the final wave of speakers that will join its largest conference to date, AIM Connected, taking place in April.

Radiohead’s Philip Selway, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, Moses Boyd, Sarah Jackson OBE, David Arnold, Toya Delazy, and representatives from Noisey, Stonewall, Beggars Group, Africa Express, YouTube, Kobalt, Deezer and Rough Trade are the latest names to be added to the bill.

The newly-announced speakers will join Amy Lamé (London Night Czar), Huw Stephens (BBC Music), Mercedes Benson (Complex), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and the founders of Hospital Records, Ninja Tune and Transgressive Records at the conference.

The inaugural Aim Connected will feature over 150 speakers, 36 panels, three days of interactive workshops and one-to-one networking.

The workshops will be led by music service companies including Spotify, BBC Licensing, Amazon Music, Deezer, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, I AM POP and Leaf Grow.

Spaces are limited to these hands-on workshops and are open to ticketholders only with RSVPs closing on 22 March.

The conference will combine AIM’s Indie-Con, Music Connected and Women in Music events and will also include speed meetings, one-to-one networking sessions, creating opportunities for guests to make important connections and glean practical advice.

The event takes place 1 – 3 April and is open to both AIM Members and non-members.

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