Dan Nevin Leaving CEO Post at AIR, Australia's Indie Trade Body

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Dan Nevin has announced his resignation as CEO of Australia’s independent music labels trade body AIR. Nevin cited an opportunity to move to the U.K. as the reason for his exit, which will become official on June 15.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked for AIR and am proud of the tangible benefits the organisation has been able to deliver through an immense period of change over the last 18 months, and I have no doubt that AIR will continue to build on its valuable work," he said in a statement to TheMusic.com.au.

Nevin joined AIR in October 2014, succeeding Nick O’Byrne as general manager of the trade group. He was the first person to hold the CEO title since Stuart Watters exited in 2009 (Watters is now in his third year as head of industry, advocacy and government relations).

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Chairman David Vodka said current chief financial officer Maria Amato will act as interim general manager as the organization searches for its next chief exec.

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association was incorporated in 1996 with a goal to represent the independent industry on issues of national and international significance, and to offer a range of services for its members. It publishes the AIR Charts and hosts the annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. AIR boasts more than 160 members and is a member of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).

"The independent sector has played such a crucial role in Australia's rich cultural and musical history," Nevin said. "With our artists continuing to do great things internationally, it is vital that industry and government alike support the breeding ground of independent music labels and businesses."

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