Following the sold-out success of the flagship FastForward conference in Amsterdam over the last 2 years, London will play host to the first international expansion of the FastForward event series later this year. At the British Library at London’s Kings Cross, a one-day event of keynotes, panel discussions, ‘FastFifteen’ presentations, and intimate networking with the UK music business.
FFWD:LDN will feature 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.
Panel topics at this one-day event include the Future of Broadcasting, Using Data in Music, Creative Industry Collaborations and Partnerships, and the Future of Songwriting.
FastForward: London is 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.
Other speakers confirmed include: Farhana Aboo (AEI Media), Charlie Andrew (BRIT Award-winning producer / Square Leg Records), Kelly Bennaton (DHP Family), Chris Carey (Media Insight Consulting), Stu Dredge (Music Ally), Chloé Julien (Bandsquare & Fimalac, France), Sulinna Ong (Deezer) and Rebecca Stewart (The Drum).