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Annie Mac announces full panel line-up for AMP

Annie Mac has announced further details for this year’s AMP London Conference held on Friday 6th March at Camden House, with more names still to be announced. Buy tickets now from www.gigsandtours.com & https://www.anniemacpresents.com/london.

Attendees can expect an insight into today’s rapidly evolving industry through AMP’s conference as it aims to spotlight inspiring topics that will ignite conversations surrounding the landscape of the industry and highlight what’s going on behind the scenes that will shape the future. There is also the opportunity to ask questions and network with key music players throughout the day. On the conference day, Annie Mac explains:

“This music industry of ours is changing rapidly, artists are taking control of their careers. The independent path has proven viable and streaming has democratised the consumption process, making commercial success up for grabs to anyone who wants to give it a go. It’s a really exciting time.

There are still, however, huge sticking points for me; the conservatism when it comes to gender representation; the lack of diversity through the top tiers of the industry; the lack of systematic procedure to protect artists when it comes to mental health; and the urgent need for action on the industry’s contribution to the environmental crisis. Come and join us, there is still much to discuss!”

AMP London are also delighted to announce that TikTok are one of their official partners and Head of Music Operations UK, Paul Hourican will be speaking at the conference. He states: “Annie’s commitment to music discovery and her support of emerging talent in the industry is inspiring; TikTok is proud to be partnering with and supporting AMP London. Music is a special part of TikTok’s creative DNA and is an exciting vehicle for songs and emerging artists to gain exposure and connect with new audiences.”

The full list of topics and speakers are below:

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: HOW ARE WOMEN IN MUSIC TAKING CHARGE?

Moderated by Annie Mac

Amber Davis                             Head of A&R, Warner Chappell

Laura Davidson                         Festival Booker, All Points East / BST Hyde Park

Rebecca Allen                           President, Decca Records

Summer Marshall                      Agent, CAA

Tiffany Calver                            DJ / Broadcaster

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: HOW CAN WE PUT THE ENVIRONMENT FIRST?

Moderated by Chiara Badiali      Julie’s Bicycle, Music Declares Emergency, Powerful Thinking

Caius Pawson                           Founder, Young Turks / A&R Director, XL Recording

Fay Milton                                 Savages, 180db, Music Declares Emergency

Melvin Benn                              MD, Festival Republic

TIKTOK TO THE TOP: HOW TO GET AHEAD IN DIGITAL TRENDS

Moderator TBC

Paul Hourican                            Head of Music Operations UK, TikTok

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY WITH DAVID JOSEPH: A KEYNOTE INTERVIEW WITH THE CHAIRMAN & CEO OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC UK

Moderated by Annie Mac

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE: EXPLORING THE GROWING IMPACT OF CULTURES FROM AFRICA IN UK MUSIC

Moderated by Aniefiok Ekpoudom Journalist, The Guardian

Alec Boateng                            Head of A&R, Atlantic Records UK

Fuse ODG                                Artist

Grace Ladoja                            Founder of Metallic Inc and Homecoming

Irene Agbontaen                        Fashion Designer & Cultural Consultant

Tunde Ogundipe                       Music Tech Executive

A CALL TO ACTION: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Moderated by Annie Mac

Ben Mawson                             Tap Management, Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey & more

Ben Mortimer                            co-President, Polydor Records

Ellie Goulding                            Artist

Jordan Stephens                       Artist, Rizzle Kicks

Maya Jama                               TV / Radio Presenter

RESHAPING THE WORLD: HAS POPULAR CULTURE EMBRACED LGBTQ+ ARTISTS IN 2020?

Moderated by Zing Tsjeng         Executive Editor, VICE UK

Jamie Ahye                               Atlantic Records / co-founder of Pride in Music

Jodie Harsh                              Artist / DJ

Olly Alexander                           Artist, Years & Years

Paula Akpan                             Journalist & co-founder of Black Girl Fest

Rina Sawayama                        Artist

THE STATE OF INDEPENDENCE: RELEASING RECORDS AND BUILDING ICONS IN 2020

Moderated by Ben Homewood   Senior Staff Writer, Music Week

Jamie Oborne                           CEO & Founder, Dirty Hit

Kwame Kwaten                           Point Blank Recordings, Ferocious Management, Cre8ting Vision

Matt Riley                                 VP A&R AWAL

Zena White                               MD, Partisan Records

ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES: THE ARTISTS PERSPECTIVES OF THE MUSIC INDSUTRY

Moderated by Annie Mac

Blaine Harrison                         Artist, Mystery Jets

Mahalia                                     Artist

Raye                                        Artist