Peter Quicke, the Managing Director of Ninja Tune, has been announced as the new Chair of AIM. Peter takes up the position with immediate effect and replaces Tim Dellow of Transgressive.
The AIM Chair is a board appointment and rotates annually, although Tim Dellow has been in the role for two years at the special request of the board in order to assist with the transition of Paul Pacifico into the role of CEO.
London based Ninja Tune was founded by Matt Black and Jonathan More – aka Coldcut- in 1990, with Peter Quicke joining the management team two years later. The company’s reputation for signing forward-thinking, unconventional artists has attracted the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra, DJ Food, The Heavy, Fink, Lou Rhodes, Kate Tempest, Roots Manuva, Young Fathers and Mr. Scruff to its roster.
The company now has offices in Los Angeles and Montreal, and the label has established an excellent reputation and strong networks across the globe. Ninja Tune now also acts as an umbrella for other creative hot houses such as Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, and the brilliant Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune, the label founded by Actress.
Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said, “On behalf of the AIM board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Quicke as our new Chair. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our outgoing Chair Tim Dellow, who has done an amazing job over an extended two-year tenure, while welcoming Peter who will bring energy, insight and a keen understanding of the challenges facing the independent music community to his new role.”
Tim Dellow said, “I’m immensely proud of what’s been achieved by the AIM team in my tenure as its first elected Chair. Paul has worked diligently to completely rejuvenate the organisation, bringing in an exuberant, youthful team, and elevating and empowering committed employees dedicated to repositioning the independent sector as a place for creative entrepreneurs, adding a real value to our artists and their careers, whilst building on the core ethics and responsibilities that the sector should reflect. Genuinely, it feels like AIM is a place of opportunity – for start-ups and solo artists taking their first steps into releasing music, through to meaningful value adds for established labels and common sense lobbying that positively effects the entire industry. Alongside Paul, Gee and Bob have provided an incredible through-line and diligent accountability for the organisation, whilst the events team have upped the game dramatically with our inclusive and valued conference programme and the AIM Awards which are set to scale significantly this year. The board are diverse, vocal and fill me with passion about the future of great music people in this Industry, and I’m proud to have supported them in this vital time for our sector. Peter is an incredible choice of Chair, who I know will bring his wealth of experience, keen ethical approach and distinct and proactive leadership to the position. “
Peter Quicke said, “AIM is doing a very important job for independent music makers, labels and distributors. I’m excited to be able to assist Paul and his team however I can.”