Conference for millennial music industry execs launches 2016
FastForward to take place in Amsterdam Feb 4-5, sponsored by Music Glue.
Media Insight Consulting is launching FastForward, a reasonably priced conference aimed at providing networking and educational opportunities for international music industry execs aged under 35.
The vision for the event, held in Amsterdam, NL, on 4-5 February next year and sponsored by Music Glue, is to give the emerging millennial generation a place to share their experiences and learn from people who are further ahead in the industry.
A diverse and exciting range of topics will be featured on the bill, with industry leaders offering a refreshing perspective on the modern music industry, and how they envision it moving forward.
Sessions will include panels on international marketing, brand partnerships, live music and future trends alongside short presentations examining the music value chain, from songwriting and publishing through to marketing and monetising.
Tickets are deliberately affordable (priced at £150-£300) in order to help make the event cost effective for mid-level executives, not just the VP’s and above.
CEO and Founder of Media Insight Consulting Chris Carey said: “There are a large number of great music conferences that take place throughout the year. However, none of these specifically focus on young people in the music industry.
“The faster the world changes, the faster that the millennial generation become experts in technology and consumer behaviour. FastForward exists to get these bright millennials in a room together to discuss key issues and shape the future of the music industry.”
Suzi Beese, Commercial Director at Music Glue, added: “Music Glue is excited to be partnering with the inaugural FastForward. We see the event as an excellent and necessary opportunity for young music business professionals to connect, learn about the wider industry and expand their networks. Hopefully the next generation of leaders in the industry will look back at this event as a pivotal part of their journey.”
Confirmed to speak at FastForward 2016 so far (with more to be announced in due course) are:
Sammy Andrews Head of Digital at Cooking Vinyl / Director, Sabotage New Media
Rowan Brand Director, RedBlueGreenCo. (Manager of Bear’s Den, Dotan, Tigertown)
Suzi Beese Commercial Director, Music Glue
Tim Chambers Founder, TJChambers Consulting / Former SVP, Live Nation Europe
People can purchase tickets here: www.musicglue.com/fastforward
FastForward 2016 is a brand new event for the music business calendar, providing a platform that exists to connect, engage, and inspire ambitious under 35 year-olds working in the music business all over the world, laying the foundation for a sustainable career in the modern music industry. While FastForward is aimed at under 35s, there are no strict rules as to who can attend. But those establishing themselves in the industry who want to expand their network, rather than those who are fully established already, will find it most valuable.
More information: www.fastforward.xyz