We asked the organisers of FastForward, a new music business conference for under 35 year-olds, to give us the low-down on the event.
FastForward 2016 is a brand new event for the music business calendar, providing a platform that exists to connect, engage, and inspire ambitious under 35 year-olds working in the music business all over the world, laying the foundation for a sustainable career in the modern music industry.
FastForward will encourage much-needed free thinking and a free flow of new ideas to move our industry forward. It presents an opportunity for people to come together at the formative stages of their careers, engage with keynote presentations, panels, seminars, and networking opportunities, to get a rounded view of the music business.
By limiting the attendance numbers to 120, this event will allow for deeper networking. It’s not about revenue – it’s about meaningful discussion. Those establishing themselves in the industry who want to expand their network, rather than those who are fully established already, will find it most valuable.
A diverse and exciting range of topics will be featured on the bill, with industry leaders offering a refreshing perspective on the modern music industry and how they envision it moving forward. With a focus on exploring and evaluating new technology and innovation, keynote lectures will cover: Convergence and the Future of the Music Industry, Building with Blockchain, Glastonbury for Gaming, and Adventures in the Netherlands. The Panel discussions will have an international and future-focused approach, while FastFifteen Sessions will allow speakers to give in-depth accounts of their specialised area of knowledge, and a first-hand glimpse into the unique experience of an ascendant music executive.
At its core, FastForward is focused on connecting the next generation of leaders, and breaking down silos that exist in the industry today. With that in mind, we’ve set up a number of dedicated networking sessions around the conference to meet peers in a variety of social settings.
The lineup of speakers at FastForward hail from some of the world’s largest, growing, and emerging markets including South Africa, The Netherlands, the UK, Japan, the US, Australia, France and Spain, bringing with them international perspectives, experiences and views.
With delegates and speakers from Universal, Sony, Warner, Spotify, Sky, The O2 Arena, Believe Digital and many more, this year’s conference is tipped to be the hottest ticket of 2016!
Curated by Media Insight Consulting, the inaugural FastForward music conference takes place on 4-5th February at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.
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Just some of the FastForward 2016 speakers: