AIM’s Indie-Con event returns with 30% discount on tickets

News: 6th December 2016 by Louise Dodgson under Music Training & Careers, Record Labels

AIM is pleased to announce 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. Unsigned Guide readers can use discount code INDIE2017 at checkout to claim a 30% discount on your tickets.

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. 

Unsigned Guide readers can use discount code INDIE2017 at checkout to claim a 30% discount on your tickets. Tickets are available from the AIM website (see link below) 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). 

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