◎獨立音樂協會AIM宣布將舉辦AIM Connected會議，這個他們有史以來最大規模的會議，結合了AIM的Indie-Con、Music Connected和Women in Music活動。這個旗艦版會議將於4月1日至3日在倫敦的Studio Spaces舉行，並將舉辦圓桌會議、一對一對談、三場主題演講和超過30個小組討論。
◎AIM執行長Paul Pacifico在一份聲明中表示「AIM Connected作為我們的新旗艦版會議在AIM成立20週年之際推出，預計來自世界各地的演講者和代表的水平和範圍，都承諾會使AIM Connected成為任何一位希望將他們的知識和網絡提升到一個新水平的人必須參加的活動。」
The Association of Independent Music (AIM) announced its AIM Connected conference today (Feb. 13). Their biggest ever conference combines AIM's Indie-Con, Music Connected and Women in Music events.
The flagship confab will take places from April 1-3 at Studio Spaces, London and will feature roundtables, one-on-ones, three keynotes and over 30 panels.
"AIM Connected launches in this, AIM's 20th year, as our new flagship conference, said AIM CEO Paul Pacifico in a statement. "The level and range of speakers and delegates expected from all over the world promises to make AIM Connected a must-attend event for anyone looking to take their knowledge and networking to the next level. Taking place over three days in London and incorporating the first ever event to celebrate the Shesaid.so Alternative Power list, AIM Connected showcases the excitement, innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of the independent community."
Confirmed panel discussions include how to break the top five as an underdog, IDLES; alternative strategies for breaking an artist; empowering communities through musical movements; and scaling up, business development for independent labels. Amy Lamé (London Night Czar), Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Huw Stephens (BBC Introducing & BBC Radio 6 Music), Jeff Bell (Partisan Records), Matt Black (Coldcut / Ninja Tune), Kate Hutchinson (freelance journalist), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Tim Dellow (Transgressive) are amoung the panelists.