Jude McArdle (Association of Independent Music)

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Jude is Membership Manager at AIM, the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up a quarter of the recorded music market. Now in its 20th year, AIM’s 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. AIM promotes and supports this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services, commercial opportunities and practical help to members, enabling them to innovate, grow and break into new markets. 

Before joining AIM she worked at PPL, the licensing body making sure rights holders and performers are paid fairly when their sound recordings are played on the radio, TV or in public. Jude had a blast bookings bands in venues across London at small indie promoter Club Fandango after graduating from uni.