Future Music Forum. Barcelona Sept. 25-27, 2024
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Future Music Forum: Barcelona 2024

Join the Music Industry in beautiful Barcelona Sept. 25-27, 2024.


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>Annabella Coldrick

About The Speaker

Annabella Coldrick

Chief Executive

Annabella joined the UK’s Music Managers Forum in January 2016. MMF is the world’s largest professional community of music managers with over 1500 members based in the UK with global businesses. The MMF campaigns for a fairer, more transparent music industry which operates in the interest of artists and their fans.

Annabella writes a well-read and often quoted series of articles published on Medium about the issues impacting artists in the streaming area. She is regularly asked to comment in the music press and on national TV on music debates such as lump sum payments and major label deals.
In 2022 Annabella launched the LetTheMusicMove campaign supported by internationally successful artists including Little Mix, Olly Murs, Annie Lennox and James, highlighting the barriers and costs that Brexit has caused for artists touring Europe and calling on the UK Government to reopen negotiations to address these.

The MMF UK has published the respected Dissecting the Digital Dollar series of 6 reports calling for greater transparency in the music industry to ensure artists are fairly paid in the digital age which has informed the recent Parliament enquiry into the Economics of Streaming and influenced the future direction of Government enquiry.

The latest MMF publications in this series have focused on AI and the importance of artists control, consent and compensation for use of their music and image rights.

Most recently the MMF has published two groundbreaking reports into the changing business models in Music Management entitled Managing Expectations including a deep-dive report into Writer & Producer Managers and the shape of the wider management workforce.

The MMF is a founder and supporter of the FanFair Alliance campaign which successfully called for restriction of ticket touting (scalping) so that real fans can see their favourite artists. Annabella is also a founder member of EMMA, the European Music Managers Alliance alongside 8 other MMFs across Europe.