Annual General Meeting (AGM)
AIM's AGM takes place each year in June or July, and provides an excellent opportunity for members to find out what AIM has achieved in the previous year, and to contribute ideas to AIM's future agenda.
One of the items of formal business at AIM's AGM is the voting for the Board elections (by secret ballot). One fifth of the Board resigns each year (by rotation) - company directors of a full 'label' member can put themselves forward for nomination. Preferably with several years' experience in the industry and having political lobbying experience.
AIM's 2012 AGM took place on 6th July at Glaziers Hall in London and as usual was well attended by AIM Members, 'Friends of AIM' and industry guests.
The four board members that retired under the normal rotation rules were Iain McNay - Cherry Red Records, Trevor McNamee - Jalapeno Records, Safta Jaffery - Taste Music and Julie Weir - Visible Noise plus the resignation of Martin Goldschmidt - Cooking Vinyl left five vacancies on the AIM Board.
The five successful candidates were:
Charlie Larby - Nettwerk Music Group
Peter Quicke - Ninja Tune
Peter Thompson - PIASHannah Overton - Secretly CAnadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans
Merida Sussex - Stolen Recordings
Alison Wenham's Annual Report will be available shortly. AIM's CEO highlighed the impact of the Sony DADC fire during the riots in London last year, the Adele 'effect', and not surprisingly Universal's proposed acquisition of EMI Music.
Clip 1 - Alison Wenham, AIM Chairman and CEO - Annual Report 2012
The keynote interview format was introduced last year and was very well received – it’s a more relaxed session which our members and guests enjoy. This year Robert Levine (author of Free Ride) was in conversation with Ben Watt (founder of Buzzin’ Fly, half of Everything But The Girl and AIM Board Member).
Clip 2 - Ben Watt In Conversation with Robert Levine
Clip 1 - Will Video Ever Kill the Radio Star?
A panel of radio experts discuss the current radio landscape in the UK, and how indies should best access it. Speakers include Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Gill Mills (iCast), John Kennedy (Xfm), Ben Watt (Buzzin' Fly), Laura Lukanz (BBC 1Xtra) and Paul Williams (Music Week) as chair.
Clip 2 - In Conversation With Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller (legendary Mute boss and founder) inteviewed by Andrew King (Mute Song) where he talks about the label’s departure from EMI and how it is once more embarking on life as an independent, as well as discussion about his acts Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Yeasayer and more.
Clip 3 - In Conversation with Richard Russell
XL founder Richard Russell, who's label has recently enjoyed unprecidented success with the likes of Adele and Radiohead, is interviewed by Bella Union's Simon Raymonde. A frank and open discussion about the music business, independent labels and the relationship between label and artist.
Clip 4- Alison Wenham, AIM Chairman and CEO - Annual Report 2011
2010 saw AIM's AGM coincide with our annual digital music trade event, Music Connected. In the midst of the campaign to save BBC 6Music, AIM was lucky to have 6Music presenter and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker give a presentation to the membership.
2009 marked AIM's 10th anniversary, and to celebrate we held an AGM that was somewhat out of the ordinary. We invited all members to submit their 'Big Ideas' for the next 10 years of AIM, which members then voted on to select those which would become part of AIM's manifesto for the next 10 years.
Footage of AIM's AGM 2010
Footage of AIM'S 10th Anniversary AGM (2009)
- AIM AGM 2012 - Annual Accounts 2011PDF 2.10 Mb Published: 01 June 2012
- AIM AGM 2011 - Annual Accounts 2010PDF 2.25 Mb Published: 21 April 2011
- AIM AGM 2010 - Annual Accounts 2009PDF 290 Kb Published: 20 June 2010
- AIM Members' Big Ideas - AGM 2009PDF 192 Kb Published: 16 July 2009
- AIM 10 MagazinePDF 2.64 Mb Published: 13 July 2009
- AIM AGM 2009 - Annual Report / Accounts 2008PDF 542 Kb Published: 01 June 2009
- AIM AGM 2008 - Annual Report / Accounts 2007PDF 704 Kb Published: 01 June 2008
- AIM AGM 2007 - Annual Report / Accounts 2006PDF 854 Kb Published: 01 June 2007
- AIM AGM 2006 - Annual Report / Accounts 2005PDF 29 Kb Published: 01 June 2006