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AIMS TAPS PACIFICO AS CEO

Paul Pacifico has been named CEO of the U.K.’s Association of Independent Music, replacing founder Alison Wenham, who is leaving to helm the Worldwide Independent Organisation as CEO. He starts in November.

Pacifico, an advocate of artist’s rights—and a musician himself—is leaving his job as CEO of Featured Artists Coalition, which he has had since 2015. His career started in banking and strategy consultancy, before founding creative music consultancy Specific Music in 2005. He named President of the International Artist Organisation (IAO) in 2014 - a role he continued alongside the FAC, which he joined in 2015.

’‘I am leaving AIM with the secure knowledge that in Paul we have someone who has the passion, energy and vision to take the organisation forward,” said Wenham: said. “His impressive track record at The FAC, where he campaigned and lobbied tirelessly for artist’s rights demonstrates someone who has real conviction and integrity. 

“AIM is in very safe hands under Paul and we will continue to work together to ensure that the independent music community continues to have real influence on the global stage.’’

Pacifico added: “The increasingly important role of independent music both culturally and commercially across the world means that, more than ever, AIM has a key role to play ensuring that our members voices are heard and that they continue to have real say in the future of our industry. 

“I would also like, of course, to pay tribute to the amazing legacy left to me by Alison Wenham. Under her stewardship AIM has become a hugely important organisation that has given the independent music community real unity and strength.’’

 

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