1. The Int'l Power Players Speak: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Alison Wenham, Frances Moore, Willard Ahdritz on Paul McGuinness, Midem & More (Q&A)

    February 06, 2014 4:57 PM EST It only makes sense at this year's Midem, the preeminent global music conference, a large contingent of Billboard's International Power Player list would be in attendance. Here, at Billboard's event honoring longtime U2 manager Paul ...

  2. Jean Michel Jarre Named as Keynote Speaker for Midem 2014

    November 20, 2013 5:14 AM EST Electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Midem trade fair in Cannes, where he will sit for a special Q&A on the subject “Fair Share for Creators.” The Frenchman can speak with some author ...

  3. Indies Slam Myspace Over Licensing Policy at MIDEM

    January 28, 2013 8:34 AM EST Less than one week after opening up its new design to the public, Myspace found itself in hot water with the community it’s most actively trying to court — indie artists.   Merlin, a global rights agency that represents thousands of independent ...

  4. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  5. Universal-EMI: Lucian Grainge, IMPALA, Martin Mills, Other Reactions to Deal's Approval

    September 21, 2012 3:14 PM EDT As expected, the approval by the European Union and the Federal Trade Commission has inspired a number of dramatically opposing comments and reactions from the parties affected by and involved in the deal. Here's a collection of several we� ...

  6. Indie Music Biz Gathers @MIDEM To Create Global Manifesto

    January 30, 2012 12:10 PM EST Leaders of the independent music community gathered in MIDEM this week to hammer-out the first global manifesto , a 10-point blueprint which is hoped could pave the path to a better future for the indie sector. The overarching theme of the manifes ...

  7. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  8. Cocker Says 6 Music Delay Would Be 'Dirty Trick'

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jarvis Cocker , the former Pulp frontman turned solo artist, issued a rallying cry in defense of BBC 6 Music , the U.K. modern rock and alternative radio station under threat of closure. Cocker, who joined 6 Music as a presenter at the beginning o ...

  9. AIM's Wenham Honored With OBE

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alison Wenham , founder, chairman and CEO of U.K. indies trade body AIM , is to be honored with an OBE for services to the creative industries. Wenham will be presented with the OBE (the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen at ...

  10. AIM Members Urge BBC To Back Indies

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A vote of the AIM membership has approved a proposal for the U.K. independent music companies' trade body to lobby the BBC to play a wider range of independent music on national top 40 station Radio 1 and AC network Radio 2. The proposal won ...

  11. U.K.'s AIM Links Up With A2IM

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie trade body AIM is linking up with its U.S. counterpart A2IM to provide reciprocal access to a range of online resources on each market. Both groups are already members of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), but this will begin a ne ...

  12. Wenham Extends Reign At WIN

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The board of international independent music association WIN has unanimously requested that Alison Wenham continue to head the organization in the newly created position of chairman. Wenham has been president of WIN since its inception in 2006. Du ...

  13. AIM Blames Losses On MoS, Gut Bust

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A public spat which culminated in Ministry of Sound and Gut defecting from AIM's membership was today cited as a reason behind the indie association's widening losses in 2007. Speaking at AIM's annual general meeting today at London ...

  14. British Indie Festivals Body Sets Up Camp

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's vibrant independent festivals business now has its own a trade association. A new, not-for-profit organization, the Association of Independent Festivals, was unveiled today at the annual general meeting of Britain's independent ...

  15. Indies Switch On TV Project For 'Independents Day'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independents Day is starting to take shape. In the U.K., trade body AIM is seeking a sponsorship partner to produce three TV programs that will be aired on commercial network Channel 4 in the three days leading up to July 4. As previously reported ...

  16. HK Confab AMAZIA Takes Shape

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Asian-based B2B exhibition and conference event AMAZIA has had a huge boost with the news that 200 music companies have committed to attend. Alison Wenham, president of Worldwide Independent Network and chair/CEO of AIM, threw her su ...

  17. Indies Unveil 'Independence Day' Celebration

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The independent music community will collectively plant its flag in the sand on the fourth of July for an international "Independents Day" series of festivities. The inaugural weekend-long event is an initiative of the Worldwide Independ ...

  18. Harris Rises At U.K.'s AIM

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Association of Independent Music has elevated Remi Harris from project manager to the new role of GM, effective immediately. Based in London, Harris will manage the day-to-day running of AIM, and oversee its various activities, whil ...

  19. Indies Call For IFPI Embrace

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The major labels' apparent refusal to start dialog with representatives of the international independent labels body was slammed yesterday at the 8th annual general meeting of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) in London. In May, AIM ...

  20. AIM AGM Date Revealed

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British trade body the Assn. of Independent Music will hold its annual general meeting June 28 at the London Calling music business event. The AGM, at the Earls Court venue, will include the annual report from AIM chief executive and chair Alison ...

  21. AIM Meet On Impala/WMG; Euro Bodies Welcome Pact

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST AIM's monthly board meeting concluded last night without the U.K. trade body agreeing ratification of Impala's recent deal to back a Warner Music Group approach for EMI Group. A spokesman for the independent music companies' trade b ...

  22. AIM Members To Reconvene Over Impala-WMG Deal

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST AIM's board members will meet again next Tuesday after today's "emergency" board meeting over Impala's controversial deal with Warner Music Group failed to reach a conclusion. In a statement issued following the gathering, ...

  23. Q&A: ALISON WENHAM

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Alison Wenham is an independent-minded woman. And these days, she is a much-traveled one. As CEO of AIM, Wenham is a key global flag-bearer for British independent music. Wenham shares AIM's biggest c Alison Wenham is an independent-minded wo ...

  24. AIM Recruits Warp Exec

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independent Music. Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independen ...

  25. Britain's AIM Unlocks China Stream Pact

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music is powering on in China. After establishing a presence there last year, the trade body today (April 10) unveiled a groundbreaking agreement to stream music The U.K.'s Association of Independent ...

  26. Eavis, Wenham To Be Lauded At MMF Roll Of Honour

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Assn. of Independent Music chair/CEO Alison Wenham are to be inducted into the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, to be held April 19 at London's Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis ...

  27. Wenham To Lead WIN

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alison Wenham has been appointed as the inaugural president of the newly-created Worldwide Independent Network. Her first term as WIN president will be for two years. In future, it is then anticipated Alison Wenham has been appointed as the inaugu ...

  28. Impala Re-Ups Lambot As Chairman

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. LONDON -- Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Impala's chairma ...

  29. Impala Re-Ups Lambot As Chairman

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Impala's chairmanship was ...

  30. U.K.'s AIM Tries To Push Back New Singles Chart

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music is making a last-ditch attempt to push back the release of the first singles chart in the U.K. that will combine physical sales and downloads. Britain's Assn. of Independent Music is making a last-dit ...

  31. Impala Move Could Affect Future Mergers

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger could raise questions for future deals. LONDON -- The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the ...

  32. AIM Urges U.K. Indies To Stand Firm Against Apple

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) is asking its member labels to hold firm in their refusal to accept terms set by Apple for the licensing of their repertoire to the newly launched The United Kingdom's Assn. of Indepe ...

  33. AIM Urges U.K. Indies To Stand Firm Against Apple

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels have refused to accept terms of iTunes licensing deals. The United Kingdom's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) is asking its member labels to hold firm in their refusal to accept terms set by Apple for the licensing of their repertoire ...

  34. S Club U.K. Tour Boosts Sales Of Single

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 English pop seven-piece S Club 7 yesterday (May 20) achieved the extremely rare U.K. chart achievement of returning to No.1 with a single that had fallen from the top. For only the sixth time in the l English pop seven-piece S Club 7 yesterday (May ...