Mention from Cherie Hu in Forbes: Young Voices Tackle The Music Business: Takeaways From Amsterdam’s Inaugural FastForward Conference

I flew out to Amsterdam this weekend to speak at the FastForward conference. The first ever of it’s kind featuring young industry voices from around the world exploring the future of the industry. My talk, and my slide featuring a great picture of the Spice Girls, went down well from those I spoke to afterwards, and I’ll be posting my concept in the coming weeks right here.

For now your should read Cherie’s great wrap up of FastForward on Forbes. She explains the topics discussed, argued and swore about across the day and a half event in great detail.


Ben Bowler is the Co-Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies AEI Media and Vice, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally in the first year and Ben has received press and industry notice, being awarded the IMS Visionaries award last year. Ben continues to build and expand Chew internationally throughout 2016.