FastForward: London

The future of the music industry starts here.

FastForward is a boutique music business conference aimed at, but not exclusive to, under 35s, that exists to help lay the foundation for a sustainable career in the modern music industry.

Following the sold-out success of the flagship conference in Amsterdam over the last 2 years, London will play host to our first international expansion of the FastForward event series in September 2017.

The conference model offers a combination of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and rapid-fire ‘FastFifteen’ specialist presentations that explore the latest trends to emerge in the music and media industries today.

While FastForward is aimed at under 35s, there are no strict rules as to who can attend. By limiting the attendance numbers, our events allow for deeper networking. For FastForward, it’s about meaningful discussion. 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.

FastForward also exists to highlight emerging talent so that when other conferences are looking for someone different who is really good at marketing, management, music tech, or in the gaming space and beyond, our line-up can be a point for people to call upon, and to showcase some of the excellent talent that is out there.

Learn about our flagship conference in Amsterdam, and the vision behind it.

FastForward: London

Taking place on Friday 15 September at the British Library in London’s Kings Cross, FastForward: London marks the beginning of a new, satellite conference series expansion from our flagship conference.

The one-day conference in London will offer a combination of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and FastForward’s ‘FastFifteen’ rapid-fire solo presentations, all of which will complement the annual flagship FastForward event in Amsterdam.

A highlight of the new London event will be a keynote interview with industry veteran and legendary artist manager Merck Mercuriadis (Iron Maiden, Elton John, Morrissey), sharing his insights on the future of the music industry and how relationships between bands, managers, labels, and fans will change. Other topics covered at this one-day event include the Future of Broadcasting, Using Data in Music, Creative Industry Collaborations and Partnerships, and the Future of Songwriting.

We are proud to say that FastForward: London is being supported by Ticketmaster, the market leader in online ticketing in the UK, and world leading, all-premium video and entertainment platform Vevo. International creative agency Sherry Design have joined as Global Event Partners, driving the rebrand and supporting all FastForward activities around the world, while Media Insight Consulting will continue to curate the events across the year.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster’s Universe platform here, with prices starting at the Early Bird rate of £95 available until 31 July, rising to £115 until 31 August, and finally £140 for the last minute rate. Similar to Amsterdam, tickets for the event will be limited to 150 to allow for more meaningful networking & discussion.

If you have any questions about this new addition to the FastForward calendar, why not contact us