AIM elected new board members during its AGM at the Knowledge Theatre at the British Library in London.
A programme of events across the day included the annual report from AIM CEO Paul Pacifico, during which a new knowledge partnership with BBC Music was announced, as well as the launch of a distribution report and details on the growth of the trade body’s membership.
AIM is planning to roll out assets and information to support new entrants to the indie market through BBC Music Introducing, as part of the trade body’s commitment to supporting grassroots independents.
During the formal business of the AGM, four new AIM board members were appointed: Daniel Miller (Mute Artists), Hannah Overton (Secretly Group), Jeff Bell (Partisan Records), Yvette Griffith (Jazz Re:freshed). They replace Ben Rimmer (Believe), Jason Rackham (PIAS), Snooky Grubb (Mute Records), Tim Dellow (Transgressive).
A new report – set to be published next month - will provide a benchmark reference for the music distribution market by mapping the 21st century digital supply chain.
AIM’s CEO Paul Pacifico announced growth for AIM’s rightsholder membership, resulting from an increase in activity, member engagement and a drop in cancellations.
He said: “Our theme for this year’s AGM was knowledge and its relationship with truth and trust. We heard how this theme is reflected across society at large in climate action and journalism, and across the creative industries as a whole. We take very seriously AIM’s role as the heart of an essential network of trust and truth built on a platform of expert knowledge from within the team, our members, our friends and wider stakeholders.”