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shesaid.so Connects With Independents Through New Partnership With AIM

Both shesaid.so and AIM share a mission of uniting and empowering underrepresented communities in music.

London, 30th June 2021

shesaid.so and the Association of Independent Music (AIM) have formalised their longstanding relationship with a new partnership, bringing together the two communities they represent – independent music businesses and women and gender minorities around the world working in the music industry. 

Both shesaid.so and AIM share a mission of uniting and empowering underrepresented communities in music to create a more equitable industry and level the playing field in music. Through this new partnership, the two organisations’ memberships will be brought closer together, sharing expertise, knowledge and contacts.

This new partnership comes after years of AIM and shesaid.so working closely together. shesaid.so’s 2019 Alternative Power 100 Music List was revealed at that year’s AIM Connected conference, honouring a diverse range of creatives and industry professionals from music including AIM’s Chief Operating Officer, Gee Davy.

AIM and shesaid.so are offering each other’s communities discounts, speaking opportunities and a range of benefits. Joint events will make the most of the expertise and specialist areas that both networks bring to the table.  

Shesaid.so members will now get: 

·         A 25% discount on the AIM Rightsholder Membership joining fee which gives them: Access to knowledge, people and platforms, radio producer contact lists (BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music, Virgin, Radio X and more), a way to release their BBC live performances with no advance cost, and many other benefits. 

·         Access to knowledge and skills through bursary and subsidised tickets to AIM events, including its headline music business conferences and AIM Academy programme. 

AIM members will now get:  

·         25% off shesaid.so’s annual membership cost giving access to the private shesaid.so international community, exclusive content, events, discounts and more. Discounts cover memberships for individuals (including non-female identifying) and businesses. 

·         A 15% discount on advertising employment opportunities through shesaid.so’s popular Job Portal – helping to encourage diverse applicants from shesaid.so’s global network of professionals. 

Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said: “We’ve been supporters of shesaid.so and the amazing work they’re doing for a long time, and now it’s a real pleasure to have them officially join the fold as a Community Friend of AIM. The global community they have built up shares a common sense of independent spirit and innovation with our members. Bringing our two communities together through this partnership is a logical step that will benefit everyone involved.” 

Andreea Magdalina, Founder of shesaid.so said: ‘We have been ‘friends of AIM’ for many years now, and it’s a thrill to finally make our friendship official! Sending a warm welcome to AIM and looking forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with AIM and its members.’ 

ENDS  

AIM

AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector. Our 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.