Alex develops integrated communications strategies for Splendid clients, including Jack Daniel’s, to enable their truly iconic brands to grow, be relevant, create rich narratives and tell interesting stories that matter to real people in the real world.
Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Carol King, Anna’s haunting, deep and mature vocals alongside her thought provoking and raw music promise to leave audiences as someone to remember.
Employee number one at Mixcloud, Ben built the company’s commercial proposition to advertisers from the ground up, and currently leads their Brand Partnerships team.
Bosun Adu has a combined 12 years experience in Broadcast Media, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development and Entertainment, and has worked for some of the largest Marketing Communications companies in Africa.
Cherie is a music-tech thinker, researcher and writer, passionate about combining a data-driven business acumen with superior storytelling skills to propel innovation in the music industry.
Chris is Founder and CEO of boutique research company, Media Insight Consulting, specializing in Consumer Insight and Big Data Analytics, with a focus on the music industry.
Claire is the Head of Digital at Communion Music Group, the respected independent music company that includes Communion Records, Communion Publishing, and live promoter arm Communion Presents.
After founding & growing leading UK eSports company Multiplay over the last 20 years, Craig is now SVP of eSports & Partnerships at UK gaming retailer GAME.
Darren is founder and MD of Motive Unknown, a strategic digital marketing consultancy.
David Emery is the Vice President, Global Marketing Strategy for Kobalt Music Recordings, where he has worked on records by a variety of different artists including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Laura Marling, and Ray BLK.
Devi has over 13 years of experience in planning and delivering transformational digital strategies involving real time human computer interactions across retail, shopping malls, theme parks and education sectors globally.
Emily is Head of Marketing at the world’s number one music venue, The O2, where she oversees marketing for the whole venue campus.
Emma is a music licensing specialist with over seven years’ experience in providing business support and commercial advice in music, technology and digital environments.
You can find Emmy at FastForward 2017 here: Future of Music & Technology
Driven by his absolute passion for music and with a long list of business achievements under his belt, Fabio founded Life in Music to help musicians around the world make music their life through business model thinking and disciplined execution.
Fred is responsible for the development of Sony Music’s strategy in the UK, and runs an in-house marketing services team that helps labels connect artists with the widest possible audiences by offering planning, insight, partnership, digital, social and creative services.
Gareth’s been involved in both the recorded and live music industry since 2000 and held senior business development positions at Sony Music and most recently Intellitix Technologies, a start up specialising in guest experience and cashless payment technology to live events.
James is founder of Nouvague, a music marketing agency specialising in classical music, launched in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.
Jo works at Ticketmaster as Associate Director of International Marketing Services, where she leads the global marketing initiatives for content, brand and campaign working across 14 markets.
Jon Chapple is an experienced live industry journalist who has been news editor of IQ Magazine since January 2016.
Jon connects Shazam to a wide contact base of major and independent labels, music services, publishers, management, and promotion teams within the UK and European music industry.
Julia is an experienced TV Presenter, writer, radio presenter and live host from London, specialising in technology, video games, YouTube, currently hosting BBC Radio 1’s ‘The Gaming Show’ on iPlayer.
Karma has over six years’ experience in the music industry, specialising in international sales, marketing and media. She currently works at promoter Kilimanjaro Live as Marketing Manager.
Kate is a producer at BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra, where she has worked for nearly 10 years. As producer of Huw Stephens’ show, Kate is focused on new and undiscovered artists.
Leah is a 23-year-old Partnered Streamer on Twitch, playing a variety of games with a focus on high chat interaction, audience engagement and enthusiasm.
Liz Stokes is the Editor of music industry daily email and weekly magazine Record Of The Day. She spends her days sourcing news stories and interviewing people across the breadth of the business.
Lucy Blair is director of international sales and marketing at music distributor The Orchard, where she is responsible for spearheading European marketing strategies and campaigns across all territories and genres.
Matt is the Head of Insight & Innovation at PPL, where his team have a mission to use data to inform, empower, and challenge the rest of the business. This means developing new capabilities for Data Science and Analytics, identifying new external sources of data and partners for collaboration.
Since 2010, Matthijs has been the manager for Netherlands’ artist Rachel Louise, consulted with UK band Bear’s Den, and previously worked with Netherlands’ artist Dotan.
In 2013, Mark was appointed as managing director of Paradiso, carrying the final responsibility for all activities that Paradiso undertakes in addition to its future strategy.
Originating in Toronto, Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life with her powerful and soulful voice – and 4 independent album releases.
Mike Smith is set to become Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music UK later this month. He will be joining the company after serving as President of Music at Virgin EMI.
Rhian Jones is a freelance music business journalist based in London, currently writing for US-based publication HITS, and industry news startup Music Business Worldwide.
You can find Rich at FastForward 2017 here: Challenges in Making Music Meet the Speaker, Day 1
Rob Brown is an independent Artist Manager who has experience in A&R / Digital. And has previously worked closely with Labels such as Island Records, MTA Records and spent time consulting at 360 record label and entertainment company, Disturbing London.
Rob is the Creative Director and Head of Design at We Make Awesome Sh and has over 10 years experience specialising in digital design for international brands, music labels and technology products.
Sam is a Senior Product Manager at StubHub, working in the international team, most recently on their chat-bot integration initiative with Skype.
Sam Lee is a Mercury-nominated and BBC-awarded, folk singer, arranger, song collector, promoter and performer.
Sam is Head of Radio Promotions at Columbia Records UK heading up the leading major label’s radio department with an artist roster including Calvin Harris, Kings of Leon, and Foo Fighters.
Samantha is Virtual Umbrella’s award-winning Client Director, a marketing and PR specialist working only in the Virtual Reality industry.
Music industry advisor and Director of Entertainment Intelligence, Sammy Andrews has a long history at the forefront of the digital landscape.
Sarah is responsible for Ticketmaster and TicketWeb’s new business development, in addition to ensuring all current clients are getting the most out of Ticketmaster’s leading technology solutions
A seasoned music industry senior executive with 25+ years marketing and commercial experience, across major and independently-owned companies, Silvia is now the SVP of Recordings Supply Chain & Client Services for Kobalt Music.
Steven is the COO & Co-Founder of MelodyVR, the ‘iTunes of VR’, a 360-degree virtual reality content production house for live music performances.
Stuart is a journalist based in the UK who writes about the music industry, consumer technology and children’s entertainment. He is contributing editor at Music Ally, the company providing research, consultancy and training for the music industry, writing its daily news bulletin and online editorial.
Sulinna is responsible for leading Deezer’s global artist marketing team and setting its strategy, with over 16 years’ experience of pioneering global marketing strategies in the music industry, as well as directly managing major artists.
With 8+ years experience across all aspects of digital marketing & product strategy with a focus in mobile & gaming, Wayne works to develop and grow gaming partnerships & opportunities at War Child, playing a critical role in taking an award-winning fundraising team from strength to strength.
Zena White is MD of The Other Hand, a London-based artist and label services company specialising in pan-European music marketing.