D’Arcy Takes AIM

Songlines managing director Doug D’Arcy has been elected vice chairman of the U.K.’s Association Of Independent Music (AIM).

He’s taking over for Chrysalis Music chief exec Jeremy Lascelles, who in June stepped down at the end of his term.

D’Arcy began in the music business in 1968 as a booking agent and manager at the Ellis-Wright Agency that became Chrysalis, where he worked as MD and then president.

When Chrysalis was sold to EMI, he started Dedicated Records and currently owns the Songlines Music management and investment consultancy.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work closely with Doug. He has been an active and steadfast member of the board over the life of the organisation and brings much wisdom and experience,” said AIM chief exec Alison Wenham.