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AIM’s new Start Up Loans initiative could fund tech startups as well as labels

British indie trade body AIM has announced a new initiative called AIM Start Up Loans, which will provide loans of up to £25k to people running new, independent music companies. Unveiled today in London, the scheme is...
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AIM to host second annual awards in October

Independent trade body AIM has announced the date for its second annual awards. The AIM Independent Music Awards will take place on 29 October, and will double in size
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eMusic and AIM survey finds physical habits still strong in UK

80% of UK music consumrs still regularly buy music in physical form and listen to it on a traditional stereo, according to research unveiled by eMusic and indie body AIM yesterday. That compares to 70% who download music,...
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PIAS and AIM reveal fund to help indie labels affected by Sony DADC fire

The fire earlier this week at the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield has poleaxed the UK independent label community, many of whom saw their entire physical stock go up in smoke - the warehouse was used by PIAS' distribution...
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AIM heads to America with 18 British music companies

Indie body AIM has teamed up with the UKTI for its AIM for America digital music mission, which kicks off on 19 June. They're taking 18 independent British companies to the US for a series of events that aim to help them...
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AIM to hold Music Connected day and AGM

UK independent music body AIM has announced a two-day event for early next month. 5 May will see its Music Connected day, with more than 50 digital music companies coming together for a day of conferencing and networking.
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AIM adds new companies to Music Connected ’10 event

AIM has announced a batch of new additions to the line-up at its Music Connected '10 event, which is due to take place in London on 30 June. They include BT Digital Music Awards, AWAL, Omnifone, RoyaltyShare, Good Lizard...
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BPI and AIM criticise BBC digital radio cuts

The BPI and AIM have teamed up to send a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson criticising the reported decision to close two of the corporation's digital radio stations: 6 Music and Asian Music Network.
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AIM calls for regulation of music blogs

Association of Independent Music chairman Alison Wenham says that MP3 blogs linking to copyrighted material are a growing menace. "The fundamentals of copyright are pretty well breached by the ability to move material around...
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FAC agrees its position – technical measures but no disconnections

Late last week saw the Featured Artist Coalition hold an emergency meeting in London to try to hammer out an agreed position on file-sharing.
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AIM backs UK government’s plan for temporary internet suspensions

Indie trade body AIM has written a letter to UK business secretary Lord Mandelson backing the government's plans to crack down on file-sharing.