FastForward announces return to London

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International music industry conference FastForward is set to return to London this September.

Taking place at the British Library’s Knowledge Centre, FastForward: London offers the next generation of industry leaders chance to get together to discuss key issues that will shape the next 10 years of the music industry.

Panellists and speakers already confirmed include Kev Mulloy (Global Radio), Charlotte de Burgh-Holder (Sony Music), Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious Talent) and Emily Scoggins (the O2). For more confirmed speakers, see below.

Tickets are limited, which organisers say allows for deeper networking and discussion among those in the formative stages of their careers.

Passes for the event, which takes place on 28 September, can be purchased from Universe at an early bird rate of £115.

Chris Carey, chief executive of Media Insight Consulting and founder of FastForward, said: ‘We are hugely excited to return to London for our second year. We have a great variety of speakers and topics and I’m sure it will prove to be an insightful, informative and enjoyable days.

‘The event features a diverse range of talented international executives and creators, and I can’t wait to have them share their expertise with us.’

FastForward aims to connect all corners of the industry. Past attendees have included Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, Universal, Sony, Warner, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, the O2, AEG Europe, Sony ATV, Warner/Chappell, PRS for Music, APRA, BUMA-STEMRA and PPL.

FastForward: London is supported by recorded music company AWAL, independent label trade body AIM and market intelligence tool Soundcharts.

For more information visit

Charlotte de Burgh-Holder, senior sales and marketing analyst, Sony Music
Chris Carey, chief executive, Media Insight consulting/founder, FastForward
David Weiszeld, chief executive, Soundcharts (France)
Emily Scoggins, marketing consultant, ex-head of marketing at the O2
Felix Canetty-Clarke, research A&R and analytics manager at Sony/ATV Music
Holly Madge, drummer/percussionist and owner, Sailaway Dress Co.
James Fleury, founder and director, Nouvague
Jess Beston, founder, Tiny Monster Artist Development and Management (Australia)
Kev Mulloy, head of video, Global Radio
Kwame Kwaten, manager, Ferocious Talent
Lauren Deakin Davies, award-winning music producer
Matt Riley, senior director of creative, AWAL
Van Picken, founder and chief executive, Comes with Fries (Australia)

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