The London music business conference, FastForward, returns on the 13th and 14th of February at 21 in Soho.

FastForward, or FFWD, is a future-facing music business conference aimed at connecting the people driving positive change in the music industry. The event focuses on current issues, pain points, and potential solutions to build a healthier, more robust music industry.

Taking place over two days, February 13th and February 14th, FFWD has returned to London for this year’s edition, which is taking place at 21 Soho.

This year, the conference covers different topics on either day of the two-day schedule. On the 13th February, the event will analyse “Recorded Music“. This includes panels:

  • Key Recorded Music Trends
  • Does PR still have a role in the modern release strategy?
  • Misogyny in music – is anything changing?
  • Growing your own super fans
  • Fixing Fraud: A level playing field

See the full list of panels for “Recorded Music”.

The following day February 14th, the event shifts its lens to “Live Music”. Panels include:

  • Music tech: driving the best live music experience through sound
  • Whose responsibility is it to save grassroots music venues?
  • Making money in Europe
  • State of Dance
  • More than music: Events with purpose

See the full list of panels for “Live Music”.

The speakers cover a wide variety of roles, disciplines, and interests in the sector. They include:

  • Ben Wynter – Director of Biz Dez at AIM
  • Ariana Alexander-Sefre – Founder and CEO at SPOKE
  • Aneesh Patel – Founder of AP Associates
  • Chinwe Mlemchukwu – Head of Digtal RCA UK
  • Hannah Turnbull-Walter – Manager / Consultant, Ladies Music Pub
  • Kima Otung – Co-Founder, Insidr Music
  • Kate Osler – Festival Director, El Dorado AEI
  • Tim Miles – SVP Sync, UK and Europe Warner Music

To see the complete list of speakers, visit the speakers page on FastForward’s website.

FastForward was founded by Chris Carey, a former global insight director at Universal Music. Carey has a long tenure in the music industry, including global data roles at Universal and EMI and consulting for Spotify, Sony, The O2 and Hipgnosis songs. Carey also served as the Chief Economist for LIVE, the trade body representing the live music industry in the UK, from March 2020 to December 2023 and is also a mentor for Abbey Road Red.

Chris Carey

A 1-day ticket costs £117.85 and a 2-day ticket costs £213.79.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the website.

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