- 21 Sep 21
AIM, “the collective voice of the independent music industry in Ireland” has been invited to the table of the non-profit organisation.
The Association of Independent Music Ireland (AIM) has been appointed to the board of The Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA).
AIM were accepted as members of the European organisation for independent music companies earlier this year. When talking about AIM’s new role on the board, Gill Dooley, interim CEO of AIM Ireland said:
“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.”
“We are very excited to get stuck in, participate on a number of task forces and committees & speed up our integration with the wider independent music community across Europe for the benefit of our members,” she added.
IMPALA executive chair Helen Smith welcomed Dooley and AIM to the board of the organisation formerly known as the Independent Music Publishers and Labels Association. “Gill Dooley will be an excellent leader for the organisation. We look forward to working with Gill and the AIM Ireland board,” she said.
“Ireland's independent music sector is one of the most exciting in Europe, and we welcome the establishment of AIM Ireland, a trade organisation whose mission aligns with IMPALA to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, and overall inspire change,” said Smith.