Sunday, 29th January 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmPalais des Festivals, Salon des Ambassadeurs Indie
The first global collective manifesto for independent music entrepreneurs and organisations has been debated and agreed at Midem, at a meeting led by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and the European indie music association Impala.
In Association with
President, A2IM (USA)
Chairman, Beggars Group (UK)
CEO, AIM (UK)
Executive Chair and Secretary General, IMPALA (Belgium)
Helen Smith is IMPALA’s Executive Chair and Secretary General, based in Brussels. Originally from Scotland, Helen has over fifteen years experience in Brussels and London working with various organisations in music. At IMPALA, Helen manages the secretariat and drives the organisation's key strategies on a political, commercial and promotional level. She developed IMPALA’s award schemes to give independent labels and their artists an additional promotional tool. She also helped thousands of independent companies and artists make their collective voice heard in the European Courts when they won a landmark merger judgement. She also developed the IMPALA Action Plan for Music and more recently the Action Plan for Finance. Helen sits on various boards including the Cultural Industries Stakeholders Platform in Brussels and the global network of independent associations and labels, WIN.
Chairman, SOM (Sweden)
Chairman, VUT (Germany)