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BPI appoints new director of Independent Member Services and International

Tom Pakinkis
Chris Tams

The BPI has appointed Chris Tams as director of Independent Member Services and International.

Tams joins from his role as international marketing director at leading independent music and video distribution company The Orchard, where he led the sales and marketing drive for physical and digital content across Europe.

“This is a pivotal role for the BPI and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris, who brings many years of in-depth commercial experience working for and with independent labels,” said BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor. “Chris’s strong background assisting indie labels with physical and digital distribution will significantly strengthen the services BPI provides to all our independent members.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tams said, “I’m delighted to be joining the BPI, especially at this crucial period in the evolution of the industry. 

“Using my experience of eighteen years working in the indie sector I hope to further increase the voice for independent labels within the industry both in the UK and further afield.”

Tams will begin in his new role at the BPI on December 4 and replaces Julian Wall who left the BPI in September to become managing director of One Media iP Ltd.

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