ALISON WENHAM / MUSIC CONSULTANT / UK
Alison Wenham has held the role of WIN’s full-time CEO since 2016. Before that she set up and ran the U.K.’s Association of independent Music (AIM), created in 1999 in response to business, creative and market access issues faced by indie labels, artists and music companies. Seeking to replicate the trade body’s success overseas, Wenham helped set up AIM’s U.S.-focused sister organization, the American Assn. of Independent Music and is a founding board member of European indie label trade group IMPALA. In January 2006, she launched WIN at the MIDEM trade fair and served as its inaugural president. Since then, the organization has grown from an informal global network to a highly influential champion and voice for the entire indie sector.