News Tue 11 Feb 2020

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS FOR MARCH 2020 EVENT

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS FOR MARCH 2020 EVENT

1 DAY OF TALKS AT CAMDEN HOUSE FRIDAY 6TH MARCH

SPEAKERS:

Amber Davis (Warner Chappell)

Aniefiok Ekpoudom (The Guardian)

Annie Mac ( DJ / Broadcaster)

Ben Mawson (Tap Music)

Ben Mortimer (Polydor Records)

Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets)

Caius Pawson (Young Turks / XL Recordings)

David Joseph (Universal)

Fay Milton (Savages / 180dB / Music Declares Emergency)

Grace Ladoja (Metallic Inc / Homecoming)

Jamie Ahye (Atlantic Records / Pride in Music)

Jodie Harsh (Artist / DJ)

Kwame Kwaten (Point Blank Recordings / Ferocious Management / Cre8ing Vision)

Laura Davidson (All Points East / BST Hyde Park)

Maya Jama (TV / Radio Presenter)

Melvin Benn (Festival Republic)

Rebecca Allen (Decca Records)

Rina Sawayama (Artist)

Summer Marshall (CAA)

Tiffany Calver (DJ / Broadcaster)

Tunde Ogundipe (Music Tech Executive)

Zena White (Partisan Records) 

Following the first wave of show announcements for AMP London 2020, Britain’s premier music tastemaker Annie Mac has announced the first speakers for the AMP London Conference held on Friday 6th March at Camden House. Tickets are on sale now, available from www.gigsandtours.com and https://www.anniemacpresents.com/london.

After 2019’s first ever AMP conference at Moth Club set the bar for stand out programming and panellists like Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Tom March (Polydor Records),  Austin Daboh (Apple Music) & Ms Banks (Artist) tackling a diverse selection of topics, AMP will once again invite the music industry’s key artists, personalities and figureheads to tackle the most pertinent topics surrounding music through a selection of dynamic panel discussions, keynotes, interviews, debates and workshops.

Attendees can expect an insight into today’s rapidly evolving industry through AMP’s conference as it aims to spotlight inspiring topics that with 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. Off the back off launching his ground breaking ‘Creative Differences’ initiative the CEO of Universal Music UK & Ireland David Joseph will be joining the day’s events. The founder of crucial independent label Young Turks will appear alongside the managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn and co-founder of Music Declares Emergency who are all vital players tackling the environmental crisis through the music industry's lens.

“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!”

- Annie Mac

The first female to be at the helm of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s rap show Tiffany Calver joins us to discuss making the music industry work for women, whilst presenter & broadcaster Maya Jama will be taking the stage too. What is both unique and stands out about the AMP London Conference is the way in which Annie can bring together a distinctive selection of individuals to tackle huge conversations alongside one another.

With further speakers and topics still to be added, AMP is truly cementing itself as the leading festival for music discovery and discussion curated by Annie Mac by providing a welcoming hub for all those engaged and interested in music through resonating with music fans and professionals alike.

The conference will be held in partnership with Music Week, the leading weekly magazine for the UK music industry, who we are delighted to announce as this year’s media partner.

Accompanying the conference are four days of unmissable live shows carefully curated by Annie Mac herself. The event will run from Wednesday 4th March until Saturday 7th March, bringing the best new talent in music, from a variety of genres, to the capital’s most loved music venues.

Showcasing a broad range of the hottest upcoming and established artists and bands, across multiple genres, AMP LONDON will encompass a series of underplay shows with acts playing in venues far smaller than their usual tour stops.  Artists featuring on these shows include: Blossoms, Joy Crookes, Beabadoobee, The Big Moon, Arlo Parks, Inhaler and with many more names to be announced very soon. Tickets for AMP London are on sale now, available HERE.

With further speakers and topics still to be added, AMP is truly cementing itself as the leading festival for music discovery and discussion. Curated by Annie Mac, AMP provides a welcoming hub for all those engaged and interested in music by resonating with music fans and professionals alike.

For more information on Annie Mac and Annie Mac Presents visit:

www.anniemacpresents.com

www.twitter.com/anniemac

www.facebook.com/anniemac

ABOUT ANNIE MAC & AMP

‎Annie Mac’s career as a ‎globally renowned DJ and broadcaster goes from strength to strength. Now Radio 1's ambassador ‎for new music, the successor to Zane Lowe and John Peel, Annie has consolidated her position in the music industry as one of its most powerful tastemakers. Annie presents a prime-time weekday evening show on Radio 1, while maintaining huge success as a live DJ in demand from headlining festivals to playing the world’s best clubs.

Annie Mac’s own much-loved live events and music discovery brand AMP has grown from humble roots in Room 3 of London’s Fabric club, into an international music and events brand. AMP events sell out venues and festivals worldwide.  Highlights include AMP’s annual Lost & Found festival in Malta, a monthly residency at the Jazz Cafe, a curated Lovebox stage, Warehouse Project, and AMP Autumn club tours. Over the years AMP has hosted the likes of Jamie XX, Billie Eilish, Octavian, Francis & The Lights, Black Coffee, Wolf Alice, Sampha, The Black Madonna, Four Tet, Stormzy, Peggy Gou, Sir David Rodigan, Jessie Ware, and so many more. AMP London is Annie’s latest passion that launched earlier this year. Taking place in London, the most cohesive music industry in the world, the festival hosted a variety of prestigious acts stepping on to small stages (Sam Fender, Koffee, Two Door Cinema Club) , young developing acts on the rise (Celeste, Georgia, etc), and a range of panellists that were dynamic and current for industry professionals and music fans alike.

For over 60 years, Music Week has been the indispensable bible in the UK music industry, providing in-depth journalism that gets right into the heart of the business and gives unrivalled access to the most game-changing executives and artists who shape the music world. As well as delivering the latest industry news, hard-hitting opinions and in-depth features, the title prides itself on championing new music and showcasing the latest emerging talent. Get inside the business of music and save 50%. As a delegate to this year’s AMP LONDON, we are giving you an exclusive 50% discount on a year’s subscription. Subscribe now 

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