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AIM: Women In Music

The Association Of Independent Music’s (AIM) ninth annual Women In Music event has announced its artist keynote and full speaker line-up.

The event, which sold out in record time, will be held in City Hall in London on 16th January in association with Believe Digital and supported by the Mayor of London.

The keynote artist interview will be with Bella Union signed singer-songwriter Emmy The Great, and there will be also a keynote address from newly installed London Night Czar Amy Lamé.

Following the keynotes there will be a panel entitled Women in Music: The Next Generation, which will see a selection of the industry’s rising stars discussing their paths to success, with speakers including Carla Marie Williams (songwriter for Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud, founder of Girls I Rate) and Martha Kinn (Manager, Years & YearsMachine Management) alongside Stefania Pavlou (Media Relations Manager, PRS for Music), Chloé van Bergen (Senior Label Manager, Believe Recordings) and  Sharon Matheson (Business Development Manager (INgrooves).

This will be followed by ‘Going Live: Women in Live Music’, examining the challenges of women working in the notoriously male dominated live sector, the lack of female artists on festival bills and the safety of female music fans at live music venues and festivals.

Speakers include Lauren Down (MD, End of the Road festival), Kelly Bennaton (Marketing & PR, DHP Family), Karma Bertelsen (Marketing Manager, Kilimanjaro Live) and Sarah-Anne Grill (Tour Manager, DJ Fresh, Sigma, Zara Larsson), with the session chaired by PRS For Music Foundation CEO Vanessa Reed. Find out more here.

AIM’s Marketing and Event’s Director Lara Baker recently wrote an insightful blog for The Huffington Post exploring the challenges of organising a gender-balanced conference in the music industry.

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