AIM is recruiting! Legal and Business Affairs Manager role (full time, permanent, London)

The Association of Independent Music (‘AIM’) is seeking a Legal and Business Affairs Manager to run and support the organisation’s legal and business affairs work on a day-to-day basis. The Legal and Business Affairs Manager’s key role will be to provide support to both the CEO and wider AIM membership, as well as developing membership benefits and traction within the UK’s music industry to ensure that members’ needs and expectations are fully met. The Legal and Business Affairs Manager is responsible to AIM’s CEO.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the thriving UK independent music industry sector and will have a background in law and the music industry. In addition, expertise and detailed knowledge on the overarching law (both locally and internationally) that governs the music industry will be essential. Suitable candidates will have at least two years’ experience in the music industry and will be a qualified solicitor of at least 1 year PQE, with preference given to those with direct record label experience. They will be comfortable working at board level, and will be familiar with tackling high-pressured and politicised issues.


Main Duties of the Legal and Business Affairs Manager:

  • Providing day-to-day legal and business affairs assistance and guidance to AIM members, including: all standard industry contracts; copyright; PPL/performance rights; anti-piracy; trademarks/brand protection; synch licensing; distribution; MCPS (AP1/AP2).
  • Assisting AIM’s CEO on industry-wide projects.
  • Running AIM’s PPL member assistance programme.
  • Administering the AIM-BBC agreement.
  • Organising and attending AIM Board meetings.
  • Writing and updating AIM member guides.
  • General in-house legal responsibilities and operations.
  • Organising AIM’s Legal and Business Affairs Committee meetings.


This includes:

  • Working in close association with the CEO and AIM membership.
  • Maintaining key relationships with industry bodies such as the BBC, BPI, PPL, PRS, MCPS, and WIN.
  • Ensuring AIM provides a high quality and cost effective service to its members; to attract new members and retain the support of existing members; to ensure the timely and efficient provision of relevant information to members.


The following skills will be expected:

  • An extremely well versed understanding of the recorded music industry in the UK, with particular knowledge of issues facing the independent community.
  • At least 2 years’ music industry experience
  • Qualified Solicitor (1 year PQE)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills


LOCATION: Chiswick, West London

DEADLINE: Friday 9th December 2016

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and CV to matt@musicindie.com

AIM promotes cultural diversity and equal opportunities for all.