Alex Clough

Alex Clough Social Media Director, Splendid Communications

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.

Anna Pancaldi

Anna Pancaldi Artist

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.

Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence Head of Partnerships, Mixcloud

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

Bosun Adu CEO, Winscom Mundo Media (NG)

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 Hu

Cherie Hu Media & Entertainment Contributor, Forbes (US)

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 Carey

Chris Carey CEO, Media Insight Consulting

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 Mas

Claire Mas Head of Digital, Communion Music

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.

Craig Fletcher

Craig Fletcher SVP eSports & Partnerships, GAME

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 Hemmings

Darren Hemmings Managing Director, Motive Unknown

Darren is founder and MD of Motive Unknown, a strategic digital marketing consultancy.

David Emery

David Emery VP, Global Marketing Strategy, Kobalt Music

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 Kolli

Devi Kolli Co-Founder & CEO, AiSolve

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 Scoggins

Emily Scoggins Head of Marketing, The O2

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 McIntyre

Emma McIntyre Head of Music Partnerships, 7digital

Emma is a music licensing specialist with over seven years’ experience in providing business support and commercial advice in music, technology and digital environments.

Emmy Lovell

Emmy Lovell Vice President, Digital, Warner Music Group

You can find Emmy at FastForward 2017 here: Future of Music & Technology

Fabio Martinelli

Fabio Martinelli Founder & Director, Life in Music

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 Bolza

Fred Bolza Vice President, Strategy, Sony Music UK

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 Deakin

Gareth Deakin Founder, Out & About Consulting

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 Fleury

James Fleury Founder & Director, Nouvague

James is founder of Nouvague, a music marketing agency specialising in classical music, launched in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

Jo Young

Jo Young Associate Director, International Marketing Services, Ticketmaster

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

Jon Chapple News Editor, IQ Magazine

Jon Chapple is an experienced live industry journalist who has been news editor of IQ Magazine since January 2016.

Jon Davies

Jon Davies Director, EU Music Partnerships, Shazam

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 Hardy

Julia Hardy Video Games Presenter - Visual Radio, BBC Radio 1

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 Bertelsen

Karma Bertelsen Marketing Manager, Kilimanjaro Live

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 Holder

Kate Holder Producer, Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

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.


Leahloveschief Partnered Streamer / Influencer, Twitch

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

Liz Stokes Editor, Record Of The Day

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

Lucy Blair Director, International Sales & Marketing, The Orchard

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 Phipps-Taylor

Matt Phipps-Taylor Head of Insight & Innovation, PPL

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.

Matthijs Boom

Matthijs Boom Artist Manager, Matthijs Boom Management

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.

Mark Minkman

Mark Minkman Executive Director, Paradiso

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.

Melissa Bel

Melissa Bel Artist, Melissa Bel Music

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

Mike Smith Incoming Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK

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

Rhian Jones Freelance Journalist, HITS, Music Business Worldwide

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.

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson SVP, Synchronisation UK & Europe, Warner Music Group

You can find Rich at FastForward 2017 here: Challenges in Making Music Meet the Speaker, Day 1

Rob Brown

Rob Brown Artist Manager/Consultant

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 Hampson

Rob Hampson Creative Director & Head of Design, We Make Awesome Sh

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 Flamand-Gloyne

Sam Flamand-Gloyne Senior Product Manager, StubHub International

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

Sam Lee Artist / Founder, The Nest Collective

Sam Lee is a Mercury-nominated and BBC-awarded, folk singer, arranger, song collector, promoter and performer.

Sam Potts

Sam Potts Head of Radio Promotions, Columbia Records UK

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 Kingston

Samantha Kingston Founder & Client Director, Virtual Umbrella

Samantha is Virtual Umbrella’s award-winning Client Director, a marketing and PR specialist working only in the Virtual Reality industry.

Sammy Andrews

Sammy Andrews Director, Entertainment Intelligence

Music industry advisor and Director of Entertainment Intelligence, Sammy Andrews has a long history at the forefront of the digital landscape.

Sarah Slater

Sarah Slater Director, Business Development - Music, Ticketmaster

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

Silvia Montello

Silvia Montello SVP, Recordings Supply Chain & Client Services, Kobalt Music

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 Hancock

Steven Hancock Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder, MelodyVR

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 Dredge

Stuart Dredge Contributing Editor, Music Ally

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 Ong

Sulinna Ong Vice President, Artist Marketing, Deezer

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.

Wayne Emanuel

Wayne Emanuel Corporate Development Manager - Gaming, War Child UK

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

Zena White Managing Director, The Other Hand

Zena White is MD of The Other Hand, a London-based artist and label services company specialising in pan-European music marketing.