Published on March 24th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


Annie Mac Presents Amp London Conference Days Full Panel Line Up & Timetable Announced



2 Days of Talks @ Moth Club, Hackney on Friday 29th March ‘Industry Day’ & Saturday 30th March ‘Next Generation Day’

Friday 22nd March, London, UK: Britain’s premier music tastemaker Annie Mac announces full details of the AMP LONDON Conference Days, held from 12 noon to 6pm at Moth Club in Hackney on Friday 29th March for ‘The Industry’ day and Saturday 30th March for ‘The Next Generation’ day.

Encompassing debate and discussion around the future and evolution of today’s music artists and industry, the AMP LONDON Conference Days aim to provide a welcoming hub for all those engaged and interested in music, inspire conversations about how the landscape of the business is changing, and highlight what’s going on behind the scenes that will shape the future.

Annie Mac says: “The AMP Conference Days are a really exciting development within our AMP brand. After spending the last 15 years curating music both recorded and live, to be able to curate discussions has been so fascinating. I wanted to create discussions that I really wanted to hear, involving voices that I really want to hear from. The themes are all subjects I was personally keen to explore, and we have meticulously chosen people in the industry who we think will bring a unique perspective to those discussions. I love that the conference will take place at Moth Club, which is essentially an old working man’s club, with big booths and a bar. It makes for a more informal, fun atmosphere.”

The first conference day on Friday 29th March will be dedicated to current discussions within ‘The Industry’, in partnership with Music Week, the leading weekly magazine for the UK music industry. Each conversation will be introduced by Annie, who will explain why she feels it’s important to highlight. Topics addressed by leading industry figures on the day will include:

“Where Are All The Female Bosses?” In Association with Smirnoff Equalising Music

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Carla Marie Williams, Songwriter / Founder, Girls I Rate

Charlotte Gunn, Editor, NME

Emily Eavis, Co-Organiser, Glastonbury Festival

Olivia Nunn, Co-Managing Director, Island Records

Moderated by Annie Mac

“Cancelling Artists: Should The Industry Play Judge & Jury”

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Ben Zand, Journalist / Documentary Maker, BBC

Laura Snapes, Deputy News Editor, The Guardian

Moderated by Ben Homewood – Music Week

“Playing The Playlist Game: How Do You Break Artists in 2019?”

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jasmine Srih, Music Programmer, Boiler Room

Mark Strippel, Head of Content commissioning, BBC Radio 1Xtra

Tom March, Co-President, Polydor

Paul Trueman, General Manager, AWAL

Moderated by Annie Mac

“Breaking Down Barriers: How Black British Artists Are Storming The Charts” In Association With GRM Daily

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Alex Boateng, President of Urban Division, Island Records UK

Andy Musgrave, Founder, Supernature

Clare Scivier, Founder, Your Green Room

Parris Oh, Senior Urban Artist Manager, RCA Records

Posty, CEO, GRM Daily

Moderated by DJ Target

The second conference day on Saturday 30th March will focus on inspiring ‘The Next Generation’. All panels will be moderated and led by Annie herself. Topics addressed by leading industry and youth culture figures include: 

Bossing The Algorithm – Harnessing Social Media for your Career with Dirty Hit

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Ed Blow & Jack Caldwell – General Manager & Head of Digital

Managing Your Future: The Managers That Changed The Game

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Amy Morgan, Artist Manager, September Management

Guv, CEO, Catalyst Management

Jazz Sherman, Founder, Hunger MGMT

How Will The Female Voice Impact Rap Music in 2019?

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Caroline Simionescu-Marin, A&R Manager, XL Recordings

Dion Sincere Lizzy, Entrepreneur, Young Entrepreneurs

Ms Banks

Taking The Alternative Route, in Conversation with AWAL & Annie Mac

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Speakers to be Announced

Self Made Story: Sink The Pink in Conversation with Annie Mac

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Glyn Fussell & Amy Zing, Founders, Sink The Pink

Accompanying the two daytime conferences are four days of unmissable live shows carefully curated by Annie Mac herself. From 27th March to 30th March, AMP LONDON will take over the UK’s capital with an unprecedented line-up of over forty live music acts playing across fourteen different venues.

Showcasing a broad range of the hottest upcoming and established artists and bands, across multiple genres (from Dancehall to Punk), AMP LONDON will encompass a series of underplay shows with acts playing in venues far smaller than their usual tour stops. Artists featuring on these shows include: Sam Fender, Mahalia, Theophilus London, Amyl & The Sniffers, Rina Sawayama and Puma Blue alongside Jimothy Lacoste, Koffee, Kojey Radical and Annie Mac herself. AMP LONDON also boasts the (already sold out) Printworks rave, in addition to an Oval Space take-over featuring Two Door Cinema Club and Circa Waves and a closing party at The Hackney Empire (proceeds from which will be donated to London based charity, Art Against Knives).

AMP LONDON will prove a vital music event for 2019. Tickets for the AMP LONDON live shows are available here: http://gigst.rs/AMPLondon. Entry to AMP LONDON Conference, will be via free signs, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. To sign up for ‘The Industry’ Conference Day on Friday 29th March and the ‘Next Generation’ Conference Day on Saturday 30th March go to http://gigst.rs/AMPLondon.

For more information on Annie Mac Presents visit:






 Annie Mac’s career as a globally renowned DJ and broadcaster goes from strength to strength. Now Radio 1’s ambassador for new music, the successor to Zane Lowe and John Peel, Annie has consolidated her position in the music industry as one of its most powerful taste-makers. Annie presents a prime time weekday evening show on Radio 1, while maintaining huge success as a live DJ in demand from headlining festivals to playing the world’s best clubs.

Celebrating the discovery of the best new music since its inception 12 years ago, Annie Mac Presents (AMP) has grown from humble roots in the small third room in London’s Fabric nightclub to a widely respected international music and events brand. AMP has curated stages and parties at some of the world’s biggest festivals (including Lovebox and Creamfields in the UK, Ultra in Miami,  Dalt Villa in Ibiza, and Coachella in Palm Springs); produced sell-out tours in both the U.K. and the U.S.; established its very own AMP ‘Lost and Found’ festival in Malta (now in its fifth year); and hosted a series of taste-making AMP Collected gigs since 2014. 2018 saw the amalgamation of this with the launch of AMP Sounds in London – a selection of carefully curated raves, showcase events and big one-off shows in seminal venues over the course of one month. This year AMP is refining this concept with a brand new festival for the capital. The inaugural ‘AMP London’ presents four days of music discovery and discussion in the heart of East London, shining a light on rising and established talent alongside two days of talks highlighting the most pertinent issues facing the music industry in 2019.


 Music Week is a weekly trade magazine that provides great in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music. Every Monday, in print and 24/7 online, Music Week brings exclusive access to the world’s most game-changing executives and artists, plus a wealth of news, analysis, thought leadership, new music coverage and chart information to help leading industry executives set their agenda for another week in the music business. Music Week also exclusively brings over 30 charts, from the Official Singles and Albums listings to charts for airplay, streaming, and independent releases. Plus, the exclusive charts analysis and the weekly and year-to-date Official Charts Company market shares are only in Music Week – making Music Week the only place to measure success and to check out the competition.

Claim 20% discount on a year’s subscription to Music Week by calling 0203 829 2610, Quote AMP20OFF or go to this link here. 


 The Equalising Music Pledge is the latest move by Smirnoff Equalising Music, a three-year, global, multi-million pound campaign to accelerate gender parity in the music industry. Endorsed by the PRS Foundation’s influential Keychange initiative and supported by Coda, Equalising Music is calling on everyone in the music industry to take direct action on gender equality, with Annie Mac challenging the industry at large to do one thing in 2019 to make music a more equal place through the Equalising Music Pledge.


 GRM Daily was formed in 2009 and has charted grime’s rise from a largely underground phenomenon to its current status as the nation’s biggest youth culture movement. Along the way, they’ve championed artists including Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Skepta, Bugzy Malone, Giggs, Wretch 32 and many more. GRM Daily’s loyal following includes a combined audience of 3 million across social media and YouTube.

The GRM platform is multi-award winning across a variety of categories, most recently names Most Influential Digital platform and the Young Music Awards. GRM Daily has had over 1 billion Youtube views, 2 million subscribers and millions of website visits.


AWAL is Kobalt’s unique alternative to the traditional music label, offering artists and independent labels a range of services without having to give up ownership or control. With local offices around the world, AWAL’s services include global distribution, marketing and release management, A&R, funding, playlist promotion, radio & PR, YouTube monetization, and access to real-time comprehensive music data and insights through the AWAL App. AWAL’s roster ranges from new, breaking artists to global successes, including Lauv, R3HAB, Tom Misch, Bruno Major, The Wombats, VÉRITÉ, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yung Lean, and more. As a Kobalt company, AWAL is at the forefront of technology, empowering artists, and driving transparency across the industry.

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