Music

Alison Wenham appointed Non-Executive Director at Funnel Music

Wenham, who co-based both The Association of Independent Music (AIM) and Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and served as CEO at each company for two a long time, will join the main board at Funnel Music.

The board already consists of CEO Tim Delaney, former V2 Records Managing Director David Steele, who is also Director of Artist Management for the corporation – and Funnel Music COO Joss Yerbury, formerly Senior Label Manager at InGrooves.

They are supported through Music Glue Founder Mark Meharry and former President of Sony Music International Rick Dobbins & Joe Romulus, both based totally in the US.

As nicely as having a fiduciary and governance remit, Wenham will help develop an approach for Funnel Music to build relationships with the worldwide independent track network.

Funnel Music was founded using music enterprise veterans Ric Yerbury (pictured right) and Alex Pilkington to cope with the want for long term artist development and sustainable careers.

Their enterprise version is primarily based around a ‘Shared Outcome Agreement,’ which incorporates key elements of rights-holding music organizations and artist services offerings.

Professionals who decide to early level acts via this model can take part in destiny initiatives regardless of whether they’re immediately worried or no longer.

The organization says that this helps lessen expenses associated with early degree improvement “without compromising access to excellent offerings, revel in and knowledge.”

Alison Wenham (pictured left) said: “Since stepping down from my complete-time function at WIN closing December, I even have had an opportunity to replicate on what the music industry is evolving into properly.

“The antique fashions that, in lots of instances, have traditionally visible artists dealt with like second class residents are getting obsolete, specifically inside the independent tune community which has continually led the manner in innovation, and there is a definite shift toward greater equitable, partnership-based totally agreements.

“I was intrigued and inspired by way of Funnel Music’s ‘Shared Outcome Agreement’ technique, which appeared to be a pragmatic and, importantly, truthful way of operating with artists.

“I am enthusiastic about becoming a member of a company and a board that already has know-how & experience in abundance and looking forward to assisting further increase their worldwide method.”

Ric Yerbury, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Funnel Music, brought: “To have any such universally reputable song enterprise parent as Alison be part of our board is a first-rate coup for Funnel Music.

“As nicely as her revel in of strolling high profile corporations consisting of AIM and WIN, her precise knowledge of and relationships with the global impartial track network will supply us an awesome insight into this region.”

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