CONFERENCE NEWS: Indie-Con 2017 announced

Glaziers Hall, London / 1st February 2017 - Speakers confirmed from: Vice, Beggars Group, PIAS, GRM Daily, Cooking Vinyl, Glastonbury Festival, Warp Records & BBC Radio 1


AIM has announced the return of Indie-Con, the 1-day conference covering all areas of independent label business. Indie-Con returns to London’s Glaziers Hall on Wednesday 1st February 2017. The event will take an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering unrivalled networking and learning opportunities.

After an incredibly well-received sell out 2016 event which saw over 450 independent music professionals attend, Indie-Con 2017 will offer a unique programme of sessions aimed at helping independent artists and labels to grow their businesses and get their music heard. Indie-Con is the only conference in the UK to focus specifically on meeting the business needs of independent labels and self-releasing artists.

Indie-Con 2017 sessions will include:

Cooking Vinyl Present: How To Achieve a Number One Album
UK Grime Explosion: Ripping Up The Rule Book
I’m With The Brand: Successful Brand and Music Partnerships
Live Recordings Are Great Promotion, Right?
How Do You Break an Act in 2017?
Monetising the Booming Latin Markets
Running A Great Small Label: International Labels Special
Plus more TBA

There will also be a special keynote interview with a notable industry figure. Last year Indie-Con delegates enjoyed a career retrospective with Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who talked candidly with Tim Dellow and Toby L of Transgressive Records about signing Madonna and The Ramones and the passion for music that keeps him going to gigs in his late 70s.

An impressive line-up of speakers has already been confirmed to speak at the event, including:

Alex Hoffman, Global Executive Producer, Vice
Bronya Francis, Product Manager, Warp Records
Ben Challis, General Counsel, Glastonbury Festival
Ineke Daans, Live Strategy Manager, [PIAS]
Zena White, Managing Director, The Other Hand
MistaJam, DJ, BBC Radio 1
Justin West, Founder, Secret City Records (Canada)
Matthew Rogers, General Manager, Unified (Australia)
Phil Kemish, Founder, Disrupt Media
Ruth Barlow, Director of Live, Beggars Group
Rachel Stoewer, Digital Marketing, Cooking Vinyl
Jason Reed, Head of Digital, Domino Recording Co
Carlos Mills, Founder, Mills Records (Brazil)
Charlie Phillips, Head of Legal & Commercial Affairs, WIN
Luciana Pegorer, Founder, Delira Musica (Brazil)
Posty, Co-Founder, GRM Daily
Chris Farrow, Head of Marketing & Product Management, Cooking Vinyl
Catrina Dear, The7Stars
Tom Lodge, International PR, Sonos
Jeffrey Chiang, International Relations & Marketing, Fluxus Music (South Korea)

Many more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Open to both AIM members and non-members, Indie-Con will run all day on Wednesday 1st February 2017, with lunch and refreshments provided to delegates.


Tickets are now available from the AIM website at – priced at £60+VAT for AIM members, £140+VAT for non-members, including lunch.

An exclusive earlybird rate of just £50+VAT for AIM members & Friends of AIM, and £100+VAT for non-members applies until 16th December 2016 (or whilst stocks last).

Discounts available for students, start-ups and members of affiliated industry organisations.

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