- 16 Jul 21
Newly-named interim CEO of the Irish Association of Independent Music, Gill Dooley, has been in the music industry ever since she started her career with EMI in 2003.
The Irish Association of Independent Music, also known as AIM Ireland, has appointed Gill Dooley as its interim CEO. The association also recently joined IMPALA, Europe's association of independent music companies.
Dooley has been an integral part of the music industry for a number of years. In addition to spending years working with RMG Chart, she has ran the digital and business departments of Universal Music and been a manager and consultant for independent artists.
"As someone who has worked in both the independent music sector, and within major labels, I hope to lead AIM Ireland with a sense of balance and purpose," says Dooley. "We will strive to represent a collective of people whose work is often misunderstood and undervalued. And for those beginning in this industry, one which is often not seen as a legitimate career path, we will be there for support & guidance."
Dooley notes that those who work independently in the music industry contribute to Ireland's economy, which is why it is important to regulate and support those in independent music. This dedication to supporting independent music is what led them to their acceptance into IMPALA.
Helen Smith, IMPALA's executive chair, expressed that they "look forward to working with Gill and the AIM Ireland board."
"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.
Learn more about AIM Ireland's membership here.