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Black Lives in Music Partners with Fast Forward Events

Black Lives in Music Partners with Fast Forward Events

Warner SVP Jess Keeley-Carter to keynote FastForward, as content plans are released. Vevo and Black Lives in Music join as partners.

The first of two FastForward keynotes has been unveiled, with Jess Keeley-Carter, SVP Global Marketing at Warner Recorded Music exploring the Future of Artist Marketing.

Other heavyweight speakers joining the lineup at the intimate 150 person conference include Julia Killer (Head of Music Label Partnerships, Meta), Amy Oldham (VP Content Europe, DICE), Sana Ali Aamir (GM, UK, IRE and Nordics, Fever), Michael Litman (Senior Director Web3 & NFT, MediaMonks) and Stuart Dredge (Head of Insight, Music Ally).

The future-facing music industry conference set for Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 21 Soho in London, brings together from all corners of the music industry covering a range of sectors, from live to recorded and publishing to the metaverse. Topics include: Fixing Artist Pain Points, Demand Generation for Live Events, Can Data Spot Talent? and How Big Will The Music Metaverse Be? and more.

FastForward Events have also partnered with Black Lives in Music as part of their fundamental commitment in helping to continue progress within the music community to act on and achieve diversity and inclusion objectives for a truly representative music industry. Vevo, the world’s Leading music video network, have also joined as partners for the London 2022 edition.

FastForward has found a new home for its London event at one of Soho’s most exciting new comedy clubs, 21 Soho, supported by strategic insight firm, Opinium, alongside artist promotion platform, SyncVault, and the women-in-music community, SheSaidSo.

For the first time, FastForward has a charity partner, with 100% of profits being donated to help support artists and the great work that Help Musicians do around the country, and continuing FastForward’s commitment to building a better music industry.

FastForward Founder Chris Carey says, “I’m thrilled with the quality of speakers and the partners we have on board for our first event since 2019. There’s a real excitement behind the scenes and it should be a fantastic day of ideas, innovation and networking. When we started (back in 2016) we aimed at under-35s – but to be clear there is absolutely no restriction on who can attend. Anyone who wants to positively shake up the future of the music industry should attend!”

Limited tickets to the conference are on sale now for as little as £115. Register today to guarantee your space.

The full list of speakers confirmed is:

Amy Oldham (VP Content Europe, DICE)
Chris Carey (Head of Music, Media, Entertainment Research, Opinium)
Christine Osazuwa (UK Director, SheSaidSo)
Darren Hemmings (MD, Motive Unknown)
Dot Levine (Head of Communications, Vevo)
Felix Canetty-Clarke (Senior Director Research & Analytics // A&R Manager, Sony Music Publishing)
Jess Keeley-Carter (SVP Global Marketing, Warner Recorded Music)
Julia Killer (Head of Music Label Partnerships EMEA, Meta)
Kali Bradford (Business Development Director, SyncVault)
Kallie Marie (Record Produce/Writer/Composer)
Michael Litman (Senior Director Web3 & NFT, MediaMonks)
Nick Mills (Founder, TicketText Group)
Sana Ali Aamir (General Manager UK & Nordics, Fever)
Silvia Montello (CEO, Association for Electronic Music)
Stuart Dredge (Head of Insight, Music Ally)
Tiéce Edwards (Founder & Director of Artist Development, Snap & Boom)
Plus more to be added in the coming weeks.

And partners for the London 2022 event are:

Black Lives in Music
Help Musicians (Charity partner)

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