Helen Smith

Executive Chair, IMPALA

Helen Smith is Executive Chair of Independent Music Companies Association, IMPALA – a pan-European industry body representing the interests of independent labels and distributors.

Smith comes from a legal background, having studied law at the University of Strathclyde.

She joined IMPALA in 2007 and is based in Brussels.

Helen Smith: Career before IMPALA

Prior to joining IMPALA, Helen Smith was Co Managing Director of KEA European Affairs – an “an international policy design research centre” – in Brussels between 2003 and 2007.

From 1999 to 2003, Smith was Director of Legal and Business Affairs at the Association of Independent Music (AIM), a trade body that represents the interests of independent labels, artists and distributors in the United Kingdom.

Before joining AIM in 2003, Smith was a Legal Adviser at BPI, the UK’s trade body for the recorded music industry, representing both major and independent labels.Music Business Worldwide

Helen Smith In The News

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