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Job ad: Association of Independent Music – Music Business Intern (London)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 March 2018


AIM is the not-for-profit trade body that represents the UK independent music industry.

Now in its nineteenth year, AIM acts for most of the independent market, with over 800 members from the largest and most respected record labels and associated music businesses in the world to self-releasing artists and the next generation of entrepreneurs in music.

We promote and support this exciting and diverse sector globally and provide a range of services and practical help to members, enabling them to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets.

Role: Music Business Intern (paid)

Reporting to: Head of Legal & Business Affairs


This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, dedicated and sociable team as the Music Business Intern, assisting the Head of Legal & Business Affairs and supporting the rest of the AIM team in all activities, with a specific focus on and interest in gaining a real knowledge of the music market and its workings, supporting legal, finance and member events.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification and/or background in music business with a keen interest and strength in law. You will have a general understanding of copyright and company law, the thriving UK independent music sector and developments in technology and music consumption.


• Organise Board and AIM’s member committee meetings
• Prepare Board and committee meeting documents, including taking minutes
• Assist with general in-house legal responsibilities, such as Companies House filings and monitoring agreements to completion
• Assist the Financial Controller with member finance issues
• Conduct research for AIM’s industry-wide projects
• Support the team in the run up to and assisting at our events, including our AGM, Indie-Con, Music Connected, Trade Missions, AIM Academy workshops
• Build strong relationships externally and internally (team, members, trade bodies, organisations etc.)
• Represent AIM at industry conferences and events

Personal spec

• You’ll be an enthusiastic self-starter with a diligent work ethic and overview knowledge of and interest in new music and the independent sector
• You’ll be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a host of tasks and projects
• You’ll have a demonstrable interest in music business trends and evolution
• You’ll be entirely comfortable using the full Microsoft Office Suite, online cloud storage systems such as Office365, Google Docs, Dropbox
• You may be using time-saving apps such as Evernote, One-note, CRMs, Task-managers & password lockers
• Improving and streamlining processes at work comes naturally to you
• You’ll be keen to share your ideas in team meetings and comfortable receiving feedback
• The successful applicant will find themselves being part of a close-knit and dedicated team with an exciting opportunity to build their knowledge and network

Location: Chiswick (nearest Tube: Stamford Brook) – Office Move to Central London in the planning stages

Salary: Entry level

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Gee Davy

Deadline to apply: Midnight Sunday 25 Mar