What’s The Big Idea?

The major U.K. independent music companies’ organisation is asking its members to set its agenda for the next decade.

AIM has invited its members to come up with a “Big Idea” to put before the 10th anniversary AGM at London’s IndigO2 July 13.

The 10 best big ideas will be discussed at the meeting and members will vote on the proposals. The goal is to produce and publish by the end of 2009 a manifesto that sets out the 10 Big Ideas that AIM will seek to accomplish over the next 10 years.

Before the debate begins, there will be the formal business of voting in new board members to replace the retiring directors.

In accordance with AIM’s board rotation rules each year, one-fifth of the board must retire.

Standing down this year are Rosie Bryant (Protest Records), Martin Mills (Beggars Group), Peter Quicke (Ninja Tune) and Geoff Travis (Rough Trade).
AIM is taking nominations from the membership for replacement board members.

AIM chief exec and chairman Alison Wenham will deliver the association’s annual report.