AIM confirms AGM speakers from Metronomy, Roots Manuva and the Noisettes

AIM AGM will be ‘Reflecting on the Artist-Label Relationship'

The Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents over 800 independent music companies in the UK, has confirmed further activities taking place at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at Glaziers Hall, London.

Details of the AGM discussion ‘Reflecting on the Artist-Label Relationship’ have been announced along with the names of those members who have been nominated to stand as board directors this year.

The AGM discussion this year will see AIM CEO Paul Pacifico discussing the future of the Artist-Label relationship as well as the place of labels in the fast-changing music landscape with Joe Mount, founder of cutting-edge British electronic act Metronomy; pioneering British independent artist Roots Manuva; and Shingai Shoniwa, best known as vocalist and bass player in the Noisettes.

The nominees for AIM board membership have also been announced. There are currently 18 AIM Board members and in accordance with the rotation provisions, one-fifth (four directors) of the members of the Board shall be required to retire from office. They are:

Hannah Overton - Secretly Group
Lesley Bleakley Beggars Group
Peter Quicke - Ninja Tune 
Peter Thompson - Play It Again Sam Recordings

The AIM members will elect new board representatives from this year’s candidates. Representing a diverse range of labels and a good mix of men and women and from different ethnic minorities.

The nominees are:

Alex Bean – 37 Adventures
Charlie Andrews – Square Leg Records
Danny Kier – Caps on Cats Records 
Emily Moxon – Brownswood Recordings
Jeff Bell – Partisan Records
Mark Lee – Nub Music
Martin Mills – Beggars Group
Michael Harkit – Harkit Records
Nadia Khan – Dench Records
Nigel Adams – Full Time Hobby
Sarah Monument – Sonic Efficiency
Thomas Quaye – Planet Mu Records
Will Saul - !K7

Paul Pacifico said, “This is my first AGM as CEO of AIM and I am looking forward to the opportunity to speak directly with so many of our members who attend.  The AGM is a real chance to talk about this year that has seen a lot of change both within AIM and across the music industry in general.  It is also a chance to set out our renewed strategy for AIM, our achievements so far and our goals for the year ahead.  I am very grateful for the support and advice from our Board and would like to take this opportunity to thank our Directors who are stepping down this year and those who have put themselves forward for election.  The strength and experience of the candidates speaks volumes about the health and diversty of the independent music sector – it is very much alive and kicking.”

September 11, 2017 7:00pm by AIM  

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