AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent recorded music sector, which makes up a quarter of the recorded music market. Now in its 20th year, AIM’s members range from the largest, most respected record labels and associated music businesses in the world to self-releasing artists and the next generation of entrepreneurs in music. AIM promotes and supports this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services, commercial opportunities and practical help to members, enabling them to innovate, grow and break into new markets:www.aim.org.uk
BBC Sounds is the brand new audio app, bringing together live and on-demand radio, music and podcasts into a single personalised app.
Your BBC Sounds app will be completely unique to you, as it’s designed to learn from your listening habits. You have one-tap access to the latest episodes of your favourite BBC podcasts and radio shows, and you will be introduced to new audio you wouldn’t otherwise have discovered from the 80,000 hours of BBC audio available.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.