The Gospel Music Industry Alliance (GMIA) recently announced that they have been made an Affiliate Member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). It’s the first time that gospel music has been recognised within the music industry in this way, and represents a landmark move for the many professionals and organisations.
James Farrelly, Membership Manager for AIM, commented, “The independent music community continues to be the side of the music industry which dares to innovate, create and work together to develop an environment in which great music will thrive. As such, it is vital that AIM aligns itself with organisations, which are working with genre-specific labels and artists, such as GMIA. Rarely has the gospel music scene been given a representative voice and, in GMIA, the UK gospel community will finally have a centralised and unified voice. AIM is proud to welcome GMIA as an affiliate member – a relationship we’re certain will allow the gospel community to develop and grow.”