AIM announces Music Connected 2013

News: 21st February 2013 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Finance, Law & Music Business, Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Now in its eleventh year, Music Connected 2013 - the UK's leading digital music conference - returns on Wednesday 17th April, as leading labels and music companies descend on historic Glaziers Hall to meet the key players in UK digital music.
Music Connected 2013 (in association with Consolidated Independent) focuses on independent music companies operating in the digital market, offering a tightly targeted day of networking, deal-making, practical digital business advice and enlightening conference sessions.
While the full conference programme will be announced in March, an initial line-up of speakers and sessions can now be revealed.
A session entitled ‘Building a Successful YouTube Channel’ will see experts from [PIAS], Hospital Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment detail how they have built up a number of successful YouTube channels for artists and labels, offering their top tips
for YouTube success.
A panel discussion will explore “How to Increase Exposure of Your Catalogue on Digital Services”. Aside from dropping the price, what can a label do to boost catalogue streams and sales on key digital services? The services themselves will be sharing their suggestions, with speakers from eMusic, WiMP, Napster and Deezer, and more to be announced soon.
A Music Connected favourite, the ‘Digital Marketing Campaign Case Study’ will return for 2013, revealing the digital strategy behind one of the last year’s most successful independent releases.
In addition to the packed conference programme, the Digital Market Place will offer stands hosted by a raft of top digital music companies.
Always a sell-out event, Music Connected has become the key date in the digital music industry calendar.

Digital companies already confirmed to participate include: Absolute Marketing & Distribution, Audiolock, Base79, Believe Digital, Consolidated Independent, Deezer, Ditto Music, eMusic, GraceNote, LastFM, Motive Unknown, Music Glue, Napster, Nokia Music, PPL, Psonar, Radar Music Video, Rightster, Soundcloud, Spotify, WiMP. Many more to be added in coming weeks…
Last year’s sell-out event drew over 400 delegates from over 130 UK labels including: Cherry Red Records, Beggars Group, Bella Union, Domino Recording Co, Union Square Music, Ninja Tune, PIAS, World Circuit, Full Time Hobby, Ministry of Sound, Warp
Records, Champion Records, Stolen Recordings, One Little Indian, Cooking Vinyl, Nettwerk, Hospital Records, Dramatico, Eagle Rock, Snapper Music and many more.
Tickets are now available. Book via the AIM website below. 
AIM is grateful for the support of event sponsor Consolidated Independent – for more details on their services visit

AIM is a not-for-profit trade body established in 1999 to represent the UK independent music industry. Now in its 10th year, AIM acts for over 90% of the independent market, with over 800 members from small start-ups to the largest and most respected independents in the world. AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally, leveraging the sector’s power as a fifth major to enable its members to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets.
AIM oversees an independent sector whose artists have delivered six Mercury Prize winners in the last 10 years, a figure which underlines once again the sector's continuing role and importance in launching Britain’s most ground-breaking artists. The independent sector regularly accounts for 30% of all UK artist album awards (silver, gold, platinum/multi-platinum). In 2009, independent albums made up half of the fifty “best albums of the year” according to the UK music press, and independents claimed seven of the top ten releases.

Artists signed to AIM member labels include: Adele, Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Billy Bragg, Bjork, Bloc Party, Bon Iver, British Sea Power, Cancer Bats, Coldcut, The Cribs, Darwin Deez, David Lynch, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Enter Shikari, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Future of the Left, The Futureheads, Grizzly Bear, The Horrors, Howler, Infadels, Jack
Penate, James Vincent McMorrow, Jarvis Cocker, Katie Melua, The Libertines, M.I.A., Madness, Marilyn Manson, Maximo Park, Mr. Scruff, The National, Nitin Sawnhey, The Prodigy, The Raconteurs, Radiohead, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Roots Manuva, Royksopp, SBTRKT, Seasick Steve, The Strokes, Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals, Underworld, Vampire Weekend, Villagers, Warpaint,
The White Stripes, Wild Beasts, The XX and thousands of others.

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