Norman Abdul Halim, the founder and executive president of Malaysian indie label KRU Music, has been appointed to the Main Board and Asia Regional Executive Board of IFPI, which represents labels worldwide. The organization on Tuesday also announced the addition of veteran Norwegian music executive, author and graphic designer Jørn Dalchow, currently the managing director of indie label daWorks, to its Main Board.
"[Halim] brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise both as an artist and a producer that will help to support our goal of developing the recorded music business internationally and securing sustainable market growth," said IFPI chief exec Frances Moore. "The IFPI Boards look forward to the new perspectives, insights and innovative ideas that Norman will provide as we continue to focus on supporting our members worldwide."
On Dalchow, who has designed more than 300 album covers and in 1991 established Norway's first national radio airplay chart, Moore praised a "strong track record of working with artists in one of the markets that has most transformed over the last 15 years. His perspective in discussions at the IFPI Main Board will be invaluable."
Before founding the KRU Group in 1992, Halim and his brothers rose to fame in the Malaysian pop trio KRU.