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AIM

AIM

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry.

AIM represents over 800 member companies, from the largest and most respected labels in the world, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the first time.

AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services to members, enabling member companies to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets.


BBC Music

BBC Music

BBC Music, led by Bob Shennan, Director of Radio and Music, is the corporation’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years – comprising of new partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives, which include Ten Pieces, the classical music initiative for schools which aims to open up the world of classical music to children, and BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend - a music festival that took place in May 2018, attended by over 175 000 people across four sites in four nations over four days. BBC Music supports nationwide initiatives including Record Store Day and Independent Venue Week. 


BPI

BPI

The BPI champions the UK’s recorded music industry, safeguarding the rights of its members and of the artists, performers and label members of collecting body PPL.  The BPI’s membership consists of well over 400 independent labels and the UK’s three ‘majors’, which together account for 85 per cent of legitimate domestic music consumption and 1 in 8 albums sold around the world.

The BPI administers The BRIT Certified Awards, co-owns The Official Charts, organises The BRIT Awards and BRITs Week, and is also home to The Mercury Prize. 


Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays

Founded by inspirational advocate of vinyl LPs, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular and respected classic album listening event with satellites in four continents and their website and social media channels are the hub for classic albums and artists. 


ERA

ERA

ERA is the trade association representing the vast majority of retailers and digital services offering music, video and games. Its members range from independent record shops to digital services to internet retailers to specialist High Street operators and supermarkets.

ERA provides the organisational force behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores which has become the most successful new music industry promotion of the past two decades.  ERA works closely with its sister organisations in music, video and games and is a strong proponent of open markets, open standards and consumer choice.


FAC

FAC

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) was founded in 2009 to support, promote and protect the artist community in the music industry.

The FAC functions as a collective voice, actively promoting transparency and fairness within the industry. Artists possess a persuasive voice in influencing political debates, so the FAC ensures that voice is heard by government and policymakers in the UK, USA and EU.


MMF

MMF

Music Managers Forum is the world’s largest professional community of music managers. Their membership stands at over 500 managers based in the UK with global businesses and a wider network of over 2700 managers in the USA.

The MMF engages, advises and lobbies industry associates and wider industry on issues that are relevant to managers. They continue to recruit members and grow their network so they are truly representative of the wider management community.


MPG

MPG

The Music Producers Guild was conceived and is supported by producers, mixers, recording engineers, re-mixers and programmers who are passionate about all aspects of making and recording music. It is a not-for-profit company and is run by volunteers from the membership.

MPG actively engage with other music industry organisations to develop a dialogue about, and exert an influence upon, matters of mutual interest and benefit to their members and our industry.


PPL PRS

PPL PRS

PPL PRS Ltd is a new joint venture between the UK's two music licensing organisations —PPL and PRS for Music.

PPL PRS Ltd's aim is to provide the best music licensing experience in the world by keeping things simple for customers. They ensure writers and performers are fairly rewarded for their talent, but also support those who use music on a daily basis.


UK Music

UK Music

UK Music is an industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry. 

Through collective representation UK Music promotes the interests of record labels and music publishers (major and independent), songwriters, composers, lyricists, musicians, managers, producers, promoters, venues and collection societies.

Through member engagement they ensure a collective voice across the sector is identified and through lobbying it ensures that voice is heard.  

UK Music exists to guide policy makers towards decision-making in the best interests of our sector and the best collective interests of our membership, now and for the future.


United Talent Agency

United Talent Agency

United Talent Agency is one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, they represent many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment. 


Art Vinyl

Art Vinyl

Founded in London, England in 2005, Art Vinyl is the original way to display your favourite vinyl records. Perfect for music or art enthusiasts.