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By Chris Cooke | Published on Thursday 28 September 2017
Entrepreneurialism was a theme at the Annual General Meeting of the Association Of Independent Music in London yesterday, with a call for better recognition of the entrepreneurs within the independent music sector, and an acknowledgement of the rise of the artist entrepreneur too.
The indie label trade group’s recently appointed Chair, Tim Dellow of Transgressive, said in a keynote address: “A big part of what we’ll be seeking to do with AIM in the future is to have this real entrepreneurship in the sector recognised both within the industry, and outside of it, generating the same respect and opportunities for all of you hard working, intelligent, ground-breaking entrepreneurs that the UK tech and film industries have”.
Newish AIM CEO Paul Pacifico also announced a new strategic alliance with the body he used to head up, the Featured Artists Coalition, noting that the fastest growing segment of the AIM membership is self-releasing artists, who are in themselves indie labels.
Pacifico also revealed a number of other projects and partnerships the association is pursuing, with the likes of collecting society PRS For Music, business incubator Digital Catapult and affordable rehearsal room business Pirate Studios.
Meanwhile, in the formal AGM proceedings, four new board members were appointed, as follows: Emily Moxon from Brownswood Recordings; Martin Mills from Beggars Group; Nadia Khan from Dench Records; and Nigel Adams from Full Time Hobby.