ICMP music business student Miguel Tello is among the six candidates shortlisted to stand for election as an independent representative to the BPI Council.
Miguel is chief executive of Payne Records and will stand alongside Alice Dyson-Jones, One Media IP Commercial Director, Ammo Talwar, Chief Executive, Punch Records, Henry Semmence, Managing Director, Absolute Label Services, Kay Heath, Label Manager, Jeepster Records and Mark-Christopher Lee, Nub Music Managing Director.
The BPI Council is the key forum for determining BPI policy and activity.
Details and video manifestos for each of the candidates are available for BPI members to view on the Members’ section of the BPI website.
Commenting on the upcoming election, Miguel said:
When I joined the BPI as an independent member, I started to meet other colleagues from other Indie labels. It made me realise that there is a wealth of ideas, perspectives and that the indie music industry is in good health.
However, I still believe there is much work to do. We still need to give support to unsigned talent and artists that haven't been recognised. The industry needs to give more sources and support to these artists and this is an ongoing process."
The BPI AGM and elections to the council will take place at the organisation’s County Hall offices on Thursday, 7th September from 4pm.
We want to wish Miguel the best of luck in the elections and look out for a guide from him on how to set up an independent label.
Music Business degrees
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