- 21 Jan 22
AIM Ireland is the not-for-profit trade organisation established to represent and support Ireland’s independent music industry.
The Irish Association of Independent Music has announced the appointment of Gill Dooley to the role of CEO, following a six-month Interim period.
The organisation’s mission is to promote growth, awareness and opportunities for the independent music industry at a national and international level, through advocacy, education and community.
CEO of AIM Ireland Gill Dooley started her career with EMI in 2003, going on to spend a number of years working with independent distributors RMG Chart. Gill ran the digital and business development departments of Universal Music for 11 years, and has been an independent artist manager and music consultant for the past four. She currently manages rising pop singer-songwriter Aimée, who is gaining more fans by the day.
Brought on board in July 2021 for an Interim role to steer AIM Ireland through the first stage of operation, Dooley has cemented the associations place at a European and Global level. Since taking the helm, Dooley has secured partnerships, benefits and offers across a range of companies, events and products for the growing base of over 100 members.
The Irish Association of Independent Music announces music manager Gill Dooley to the role of Interim CEO. Independent Irish Music organisation becomes part of European Association @IMPALAMusic.https://t.co/iOVs4ETsFh
— AIM_Ireland (@aim_ireland) July 15, 2021
Commenting today on the move to CEO of AIM Ireland, Gill Dooley said: “The response to AIM Ireland launching both domestically and overseas through our first 6 months of operating has been extremely encouraging. To be appointed to the board of IMPALA, to become a member of WIN, these are vital steps that a national association needs to take to ensure Ireland has a voice at the table for industry wide decisions and policy.”
“At a local level, we continue to see challenges for our members: artist managers, music producers, music PRs, promoters, publishers, labels and more – and as we grow and develop we strive to continue to offer them resource, access to education and insights, offers, promotions, networking opportunities and this year – access to routes to funding also," Dooley added.
Some of the most well respected and exciting names in independent music are members of AIM Ireland; such as Rubyworks, Diffusion Lab, Faction, Camden Recording Studios, Big & Bright, In Bloom Agency, CWB, Paragon, Singular Artists and many more. Numerous members have been singing Dooley's praises of late.
Independent artist manager, and label owner Ken Allen from Faction says, “The need for a not for profit trade association representing those of us working independently in music has been there for a long time. We are very pleased to see the trajectory of AIM Ireland excel in these past six months with Gill at the helm. We continue to wish her and the board the very best, as she moves from Interim CEO to CEO.”
AIM was been appointed to the board of The Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) last September.
When talking about AIM’s new role on the board, Gill Dooley, said at the time:
“IMPALA is an invaluable organisation for the independent music sector in Europe. Ireland's membership, and now place on the board, really strengthen our access to information, networking, and ability to join a powerful, collective voice.”
Membership information for AIM Ireland is available from here.