AIM Launches ‘Start-Up Guide to Music Business’ as part of BBC Music Knowledge Partnership

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Introducing the Start-Up Guide to Music Business

AIM launches its new ‘Start-up Guide to Music Business’ at BBC Music Introducing LIVE today. Written and compiled by Tim Ferrone, Founder of Wrapped Up Music, and co-authored by AIM’s Paul Pacifico (CEO) and Gee Davy (Head of Legal & Business Affairs), the guide provides an essential ‘How To’ on starting and growing a business working with and releasing music in the 21st Century.

The Start-Up Guide is being launched at the event as part of AIM’s knowledge partnership with BBC Music, which was announced at AIM’s AGM earlier this year. It is the first of the assets and information that AIM will be rolling out to support new entrants to the market through BBC Music Introducing, demonstrating AIM’s commitment to supporting grassroots independents.

Aimed at those creating a business around music, the guide helps readers cut through the noise, and distils the essential information needed to understand the various parts of the business of releasing music, as well as key pointers to consider as they move into business, from start-up to scale.

The Start-Up Guide comes ahead of a more in-depth guide to survival and success in the music business, planned for release in 2020.

You can sign up to download a digital copy of the Start-Up Guide here.

AIM at BBC Music Introducing LIVE

This year, AIM has returned to BBC Music Introducing LIVE as the host of the Feedback Centre, where a huge number of experts from the independent music community are giving one-on-one feedback and advice to the next generation of artists and music entrepreneurs. Attendees of the AIM Feedback Centre will be given a code to access the guide, and printed copies will be provided on-site to browse through.

AIM is also hosting and taking part in a number of panels at the event based on the themes of creative business building and entrepreneurship: ‘Can I Be An Artist and a CEO?’, ‘Going Pro – How to Start a Business In Music’ and ‘Grime x Jazz: Homegrown Genres Rewriting The Rules’. One panel is taking place on each day of the event, all from 2-3pm.

You can read the full round-up of AIM’s BBC Introducing LIVE activity here.