Alison Wenham

Chief Operating Officer

Alison Wenham OBE is a veteran of the independent music world, having co-founded both the Association of Independent Music (AIM) in the UK, and the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).

She was awarded an Order of the British Empire for Services to the Creative Industries in 2011.

Alison Wenham: Career so far

Alison Wenham OBE co-founded AIM in 1999 and served as both CEO and Chairman of the organisation until 2016, when she moved to become Chief Executive of WIN as it launched as a standalone trade association to AIM.

WIN was launched initially as an informal global network in 2006, in response to global threats and opportunities for the independent music community. Wenham served as its Chief Executive until 2018, when she stepped down after 12 years at the helm.

At the time, Wenham said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to devote two decades of my life and career to helping ensure the stability and continued growth of the independent music sector.”

In July 2019, she joined Funnel Music as Non-Executive Director, claiming to be “intrigued and inspired by Funnel Music’s ‘Shared Outcome Agreement’ approach” of working with artists.

Prior to founding AIM, Alison Wenham spent a decade leading Conifer Records, which was bought by BMG in 1993. Wenham then spent five years at the then-major label before returning to the indie fold and co-founding AIM.

In November 2021, Wenham joined UK-based Chrysalis Records as Chief Operating Officer.Music Business Worldwide

Alison Wenham In The News

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