Irvine Welsh among speakers at the AVA London Conference

Electronic Music and Art Conference AVA London returns to Printworks for its fifth edition on March 18, featuring more than 40 artists and speakers from organizations such as NTIA, PRS for Music and A Greener Festival.

Electronic music publication DJ Mag will host a panel on the future of UK Nightlife with speakers including NTIA CEO Michael Kill, Bristol Night Time Advisor Carly Heath and DJ Raj Chaudhuri (Living Proof). Speakers will discuss the challenges facing nightlife in the UK and how to create a “stable, secure and more diverse space” at clubs, festivals and other live events.

The Collection Society PRS for Music will host a full-time lecture in electronic music, while publisher Sentric Electronic will host a licensing session and the online music platform Resident Advisor will host RA Exchange Live.

AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) will host a panel on sustainability, moderated by Silvia Montello (Remarqabl), with A Greener Festivals Claire O’Neil, Chris Goss (Hospital Records), Will Hutton (Beggars Group) and Samantha Togni (Boudica)).

In a keynote interview, This Is Music Ltd’s co-founder Oli Isaacs, Solar Management senior artist manager Tom Deffee and strategist and publicist Georgia Tagliett will discuss artist and music management in 2022.

Also in the lineup are Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh and DJs Carl Cox and Jamz Supernova.

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