Association of Independent Music Ireland Elects First Board

Association of Independent Music Ireland Elects First Board

Board will be chaired by Joe Clarke.

The Association of Independent Music Ireland has announced its first board. Established in 2019, AIM Ireland aims to grow and support the independent music sector and announced its board on 8 October during Ireland Music Week.

The new board will be chaired by music manager Joe Clarke. The board members are music lawyer Willie Ryan; PR executive Mags Blackburn; Dina Coughlan, publisher and founder of Planet of Sound and Tremolo Songs; Solomon Adesiyan, producer and founder of Trust It Entertainment; Úna Molloy, founder of production company Turning Pirate; artist manager Lar Kaye; label owner Brian Scally of Paragon Records; John Glennon of Jawdropper Management; and studio owner and music producer Cian Boylan of Camden Recording Studio. First Music Contact will hold a non-voting seat on the board and Gill Dooley was appointed Interim CEO during the summer.

Commenting on the news, Dooley said: 

To have a board in place at this very early stage of our operations who have the experience, knowledge, connections and drive that ours does is simply incredible. It reflects the immense talent and skill set available within the independent Irish music market, and I very much look forward to working with everyone to accelerate AIM Ireland’s trajectory.  

Clarke added: 

The Irish independent music industry has been a slow building behemoth for the past few years with a massive unrecognised value… now those millions of streams and hundreds of thousands radio plays will have a voice.

AIM Ireland has recently become a member of the European independent music association IMPALA, and WIN, the worldwide independent network that brings together local independent music trade associations throughout Australasia, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

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Published on 14 October 2021

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