DJ AND broadcaster Annie Mac has unveiled the programme for her second annual conference and new music festival, AMP (Annie Mac Presents) London.
The conference, which follows four days of artiste showcases in venues across the capital, will take place at Camden House on 6 March and comprise panel discussions, keynotes, interviews, debates and workshops.
Mac will moderate panels including Breaking down barriers: How are women in music taking charge? featuring CAA agent Summer Marshall and AEG Presents festival booker Laura Davidson (programming for All Points East and BST Hyde Park) and A call to action: Taking responsibility for mental health in the music industry.
“This music industry of ours is changing rapidly, artistes are taking control of their careers,” says Mac.
“There are still, however, huge sticking points for me; the conservatism when it comes to gender representation; the lack of diversity through the top tiers of the industry; the lack of systematic procedure to protect artistes when it comes to mental health, and the urgent need for action on the industry’s contribution to the environmental crisis.”
Other panels include Sustainability in the music industry: how can we put the environment first? moderated by Chiara Badiali (of Julie’s Bicycle, Music Declares Emergency and Powerful Thinking) featuring panelists including Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn and Caius Pawson, founder of Young Turks and A&R Director at XL Recording.
AMP London is a new strand of Annie Mac’s live events and music discovery brand AMP, which has expanded from a club night at Fabric (cap. 1,600) to include a monthly residency at the Jazz Café (312), a curated stage at Lovebox (30,000), and AMP Autumn club tours.