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The second edition of a sold-out FastForward went down with a bang, thanks to a host of positive and enlightening conversations about the future of the music industry, and an inclusive and friendly atmosphere amongst those who’ll be leading it. The impact of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on media consumption opened day one of […]

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As Director of Amsterdam venue The Paradiso (1,500 capacity) and its sister club Paradiso Noord (550 cap.), Mark Minkman is an expert on what makes the Netherlands live music scene tick. Around 560k music fans attend 1.1k Paradiso concerts a year and Minkman is responsible for all activities that the brand undertakes and its future […]

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FastForward release event schedule with additional sponsors & 40+ speakers confirmed Devi Kolli, CEO of AiSolve, to give VR & AI Keynote, plus new speakers from Kilimanjaro Live, Mixcloud, The O2, GAME, and BBC Radio 1 Only 50 Passes remaining for the 2017 event; ticket prices to increase on Monday 23 January   London, 17th […]

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International marketing expert Zena White, Managing Director of label and artist services company The Other Hand, is one of a host of speakers who’ll be sharing knowledge at FastForward 2017 in Amsterdam this February. Before we touch down in Amsterdam, we caught up with White to get her top tips on how artists and managers […]

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Mike Smith, incoming Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music UK and winner of the inaugural Sir George Martin A&R Award to give Keynote on “The Future of A&R”. 10 further speakers added, including Warner Music, Deloitte and Communion Music, and AIM, EarPeace and Help Musicians UK join as event partners.

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Following a sold out debut, the innovative conference returns with partners 7digital and Media Insight Consulting. 19 industry speakers are already confirmed with a further 21 to be announced in the coming months.

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Head of Music Entrepreneurship, Tim Ferrone, took part in one of the newest additions to the busy Music Industry Conference calendar.  Here he looks back at a successful event, and what sets it apart from the rest. Music conferences have existed in the industry for decades; recognising the importance of networking, deal making and information […]

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This post first appeared on The Daily Digest by Darren Hemmings. Conferences. I’ve attended a good few in my time, and they often carry similar traits: high numbers of attendees, many panels… and often quite a lot of moaning. In fact, with the music industry still suffering what we might conservatively call “a bit of […]

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This post is available via Cherie Hu on Forbes / Media & Entertainment. “If you want to know what’s next, be the one to create what’s next.” These are words of inspiration that we hear often in the entrepreneurship world at large, and seldom within industries whose potential for innovation is held back by decades-old legal and political institutions. […]

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Music insight and data guru Chris Carey reflects on his career highlights, favourite bands and an unforgettable Frank Sinatra experience ahead of the launch of his inaugural music conference FastForward in Amsterdam next month.

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