Ben Wynter has been hired as Entrepreneurship & Outreach manager at AIM.
In a newly created role, Wynter will lead on initiating, planning and delivering AIM’s support to the diverse community of entrepreneurs in independent music, and help to foster relationships in AIM’s membership. He will have a particular focus on businesses and communities working with music that has been historically under-represented in the AIM Membership, including grime, jazz, drill, hip-hop and dance.
Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM, said: “Throughout his career, Ben has shown the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that the independent sector thrives on. Helping to foster and encourage that sense of innovation and practical business building will be a key part of his work here at AIM. Ben brings a huge range of experience and connections to the role, which will be crucial in expanding our network and community where there is under-representation. We’re delighted to have him joining the team ahead of what will be a very significant year for AIM.”
Ben Wynter said: “I am extremely excited to join the team at AIM in this newly created role. I’m grateful to Paul, the board and the team for trusting me and enabling me to initiate, plan and deliver AIM’s strategic mission to support a diverse community of entrepreneurs in independent music.
“I believe that my appointment will allow me to move the needle for underrepresented rightsholders that I have seen develop the culture. I look forward to fostering new relationships within the grime, R&B, jazz, drill, hip-hop and dance music communities, as I did at the PRS Foundation, using disruptive means of engagement and ensuring that the people from those music communities feel represented, engaged and listened to.”
For Music Week coverage of Ben Wynter’s appointment click here
For the full AIM press release with quotes click here