FastForward: Amsterdam 2019
Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
The future of the music industry starts here.
Now in its fourth year, FastForward returns to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam for our flagship conference, kicking off our international event series for 2019. Join us at one of Amsterdam's iconic contemporary music venues for two jam-packed days of keynotes, panel discussions, FastFifteen presentations, and intimate networking with the UK and European music business.
New to FastForward? Find out what we're about, watch the highlights from FastForward 2017 and FastForward: London, available here and here.
What do I get?
Your Delegate Pass to FastForward 2019 includes:
Access to both days of program content, across keynotes, panels, and ‘FastFifteens’;
Access to the ‘FastForward Social’ exclusive networking-focused evening parties;
Lunch, provided for both days of the conference;
Access to the growing FastForward international community;
What is on stage?
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.
International songwriters Mac and Phil, who have written with Emeli Sande, Chainsmokers and Naughty Boy, share their experiences and process with UK artist Jake Isaac.
In addition to the keynotes, there are 6 panels across the two days, covering topics including the boom in vinyl sales; lessons from the ‘rental economy’, what can music learn from companies with no assets; staying healthy on the road; are niches the future of music festivals; after Despacito, what next for Latin music; and a no-holds-barred conversation about the rights and wrongs of playlist culture; does it actually develop artist careers, or does it rather teach consumers to engage less with artist names, song names and self led discovery?
Aditi Arora, Senior Product Manager, Gracenote, (USA)
Andy Hajitheodoulo, Product Design Lead, Kobalt
Benn Moore, Marketing Manager, Badoo
Cally Hocknell, CEO, Chatty Penguin
Catherine Luckhoff, CIO, Swipe iX (South Africa)
Chris Carey, Founder and CEO, Media Insight Consulting
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
Ellie Rumbold, International Product Manager, Partisan Records
Emily Scoggins, Marketing Consulting (formerly Head of Marketing, The O2)
Genevieve O'Neil, Former Director of Inclusion Live Nation
Giancarlo Sciama, Catalogue Marketing Consultant (formerly VP EMI and Universal)
Ilse van Boven, Product Manager Armada Music (Netherlands)
Jake Isaac, Artist and Songwriter
James Fleury, Founder and CEO, Nouvague
Jamie Tagg, Managing Director East Creative
Jazz Sherman, Artist Manager, Anne-Marie
Jenna Fentiman, Music and Composition Producer, Manners McDade
Justine Servais, International PR & Promotion Manager Armada Music (Netherlands)
Karen Emanuel, Owner, Key Productions
Kate Osler, Director AEI Group
Kimberly Anne, Artist/Writer 'LANTA'
Megan Page, Record Store Day UK Coordinator Entertainment Retailers Association UK
Mattie Evans, Founder Nocturnal Touring
Silvia Montello, SVP, Operations AWAL
Stuart Dredge, Journalist, The Guardian, Music Ally, (and many more)
Poppy Reid, Managing Editor, The Industry Observer, (Australia)
Vangel Vlaski, Senior Label Manager, Proper Music Distribution
If you have any queries about FastForward 2018, get in touch with the FastForward team at email@example.com
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