The AIM Ireland board, composed of members from across all sectors of the Independent music industry has announced the appointment of Gill Dooley as CEO.
Brought on board in July 2021 for an Interim role, to steer the organisation through the first stage of operation, Dooley has cemented the associations place at a European & Global level. Since taking the helm, Dooley has secured partnerships, benefits and offers across a range of companies, events & products for the now 100+ ever growing membership base.
Commenting today on the move from Interim CEO, to CEO of AIM Ireland, Gill Dooley said:
“The response to AIM Ireland launching both domestically and overseas through our first 6 months of operating has been extremely encouraging. To be appointed to the board of IMPALA, to become a member of WIN, these are vital steps that a national association needs to take to ensure Ireland has a voice at the table for industry wide decisions and policy.”
She continued, “At a local level, we continue to see challenges for our members: artist managers, music producers, music PRs, promoters, publishers, labels and more – and as we grow & develop we strive to continue to offer them resource, access to education and insights, offers, promotions, networking opportunities and this year – access to routes to funding also.’
AIM Ireland represents more than 100 members at present including some of the most well respected and exciting names in independent music in Ireland such as Rubyworks, Diffusion Lab, Faction, Camden Recording Studios, Big & Bright, In Bloom Agency, CWB, Paragon, Singular Artists and many more.
Independent artist manager, and label owner Ken Allen from Faction says, “The need for a not for profit trade association representing those of us working independently in music has been there for a long time. We are very pleased to see the trajectory of AIM Ireland excel in these past six months with Gill at the helm. We continue to wish her and the board the very best, as she moves from Interim CEO to CEO.”
AIM Ireland Membership information is available from https://www.aimireland.ie/