The ever-expanding FastForward Music Conference is shaping up to once again be a key event on the global music calendar in 2019, with Sydney again included in proceedings.
While the Sydney stop of the conference boasts one hell of a speaking lineup, the event originated in Amsterdam, with the Dutch event today unveiling a final wave of innovative musical minds on the cutting edge of our ever-expanding industry.
Genevive O’Neil (former director of Live Nation), Dusko Justic (Sony Music) & Darren Hemmings (CEO of Motive Unknown) are just some of the names on the updated speaking list, joining the likes of Rafe Offer (Sofar Sounds), Aditi Arora (Gracenote) and singer/songwriter Jake Isaac. Check out the full list of speakers at the end of the article.
Check out some industry experts chat about the future of the industry at last years event
FastForward was designed for, but not exclusively, under 35’s trying to navigate through the ever-murky waters of the 21st-century world of creative arts.
That being said, there are no hard and fast rules about who can attend. Passes are limited though, so if you fancy yourself as someone who wants the chance to network with some game-changers in the industry, you can find all the details about the Sydney, Amsterdam and London event here.
For the Sydney-siders out there, this years event will take place at the University of Technology between April 11th-12th. Register here.
FastForward Amsterdam New Speakers
Benn Moore, Marketing Manager, Badoo
Cally Hocknell, CEO, Chatty Penguin
Catherine Luckhoff, CIO, Swipe iX (South Africa)
Claire Pace, VP, People & Culture Discogs (Netherlands)
Darren Hemmings, CEO, Motive Unknown
David Weiszfeld, Founder & CEO Soundcharts (France)
Dusko Justic, VP, Intl’ Marketing & Partnerships Sony Music
Genevieve O’Neil, Former Director of Inclusion Live Nation
Ilse van Boven, Product Manager Armada Music (Netherlands)
Jamie Tagg, Managing Director East Creative
Justine Servais, International PR & Promotion Manager Armada Music (Netherlands)
Kate Osler, Director AEI Group
Kimberly Anne, Artist/Writer ‘LANTA’
Megan Page, Record Store Day UK Coordinator Entertainment Retailers Association
Mattie Evans, Founder Nocturnal Touring
Silvia Montello, SVP, Operations AWAL
Stuart Dredge, Journalist, The Guardian, Music Ally,
Aditi Arora, Senior Product Manager, Gracenote, USA
Andy Hajitheodoulo, Product Design Lead, Kobalt
Chris Carey, Founder and CEO, Media Insight Consulting
Ellie Rumbold, International Product Manager, Partisan Records
Emily Scoggins, Marketing Consulting (formerly Head of Marketing, The O2)
Giancarlo Sciama, Catalogue Marketing Consultant (formerly VP EMI and Universal)
Jake Isaac, Artist and Songwriter
James Fleury, Founder and CEO, Nouvague
Jazz Sherman, Artist Manager, Anne-Marie
Jenna Fentiman, Music and Composition Producer, Manners McDade
Karen Emanuel, Owner, Key Productions
Mac & Phil, International Songwriters (Chainsmokers, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy)
Poppy Reid, Managing Editor, The Industry Observer, (Australia)
Vangel Vlaski, Senior Label Manager, Proper Music Distribution
Rafe Offer, Co-Founder & CEO Sofar Sounds will kick off the event, sharing lessons from his experience building Sofar from a living room show to a global brand.
Nicole Wyskoarko, Executive Vice President of Urban Operations Interscope, Geffen A&M is flying in from LA for a keynote interview.
Ben Mackriell, EVP of leading sports data analytics company OptaPro will share his perspective on the power of data to transform the culture of an industry.
FastFoward Amsterdam will take place between the 14th-15th of February. Register here.