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The UK’s urban music media will have an unparalleled opportunity to meet the leading lights and newest talent in independent urban music, at an event being held by the Association of Independent Music (AIM) in association with Diaspora on 11th November in London.

AIM’s Music and Media Networking Evening, an annual event for independent labels of all sizes and musical genres, will this year feature a breakout session specifically focusing on bringing urban labels and media together to foster better relationships and give the public better access to cutting-edge urban music.

Over 150 media representatives are expected to attend, with a high turnout from the urban music media. Media attendees will be confirmed soon, and in previous years this event has been attended by representatives from Kiss FM, Channel U, Radio 1, Jazz FM, Channel Fizz, BBC 1 Xtra, MTV, Blues and Soul Magazine and many other urban and mainstream media representatives.

Urban music attendees will get the chance to participate in breakout business speed dating sessions, meeting a range of urban music media from TV, press, radio and online.

Said Lara Baker, AIM Marketing Manager; “It’s fantastic to continue or partnership with Diaspora to ensure that urban labels are benefiting from AIM’s activity to support UK independent music. The urban labels attending this event will come away with some invaluable contacts to get their music in the press and on the airwaves.”

Said Rose Nunu, Diaspora Founder/Chair; “AIM has clearly demonstrated its commitment to ascertain the requirements of urban artists and provide superior bespoke activity in response. AIM Urban Music Marketeers to Share Tricks of the Trade Masterclass is a great example of this work.

Opportunities to develop relationships with urban and mainstream media should be a regular occurrence for this audience so we are delighted to be the partner for another great AIM initiative.”

The event will be held from 6-10pm on 11th November 2009 at Sound: 1 Leicester Square, London.

Any urban label or artist, whether an AIM member or not, can register for tickets to this event at a special subsidised rate of £15 (inc VAT) by applying through Diaspora, thanks to support from The National Lottery through Arts Council England. Those interested should email Rose Nunu at Diaspora for an application form – rose@diaspora.uk.com. Applications must be received by Wednesday 21st October.

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