WIN Elects New Board

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has announced its newly elected board of directors. Five new directors join the WIN Board: Francesca Trainini (PMI), Garry West (Compass Records), Jörg Heidemann (VUT), Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment), and Zena White (Partisan Records).

The new directors join a 15 person board, with Justin West (Secret City Records) remaining in post as Chair. The new directors are Francesca Trainini of Italian association PMI and who is currently Chair of IMPALA; Jörg Heidemann of German association VUT; Lisa Levy of established American dance label Robbins Entertainment; Zena White of pioneering independent label Partisan Records; and Garry West of legendary Americana label Compass Records, who moves from his previous role as WIN board observer. Jason Peterson of GoDigital Media Group joins the Board as an observer.

The full WIN board is (in alphabetical order):

Francesca Trainini (PMI)
Jörg Heidemann (VUT)
Kees Van Weijen (STOMP)
Mark Kitcatt (Everlasting Records)
Michel Lambot (PIAS)
Observer: Helen Smith (IMPALA)

North America
Garry West (Compass Records)
Justin West (Secret City Records)
Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment)
Richard Burgess (A2IM)
Zena White (Partisan Records)
Observer: Jason Peterson (GoDigital Media Group)

Rest of World
Carlos Mills (ABMI/Mills Records)
Chan Kim (Fluxus Music)
Matthew Rogers (Unified Music Group)
Oliver Knust (IMICHILE/Discos Rio Bueno)
Takashi Kamide (IMCJ)
Observer: Dylan Pellett (IMNZ)
Alternates: Jeffrey Chiang (Fluxus Music), Tak Yamazaki (IMCJ)

About WIN

WIN was founded in 2006 in response to shared issues faced by the independent music sector worldwide, and is committed to connecting and supporting independent music trade associations globally. This is achieved through a network of member associations in Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America, representing thousands of music companies and professionals worldwide. WIN is led by its Chief Operating Officer, Charlie Phillips, and its overall direction is guided by its Board, which is made up of directors of independent music companies and associations in all key markets around the world. WIN acts as a global coordination and support body for the independent sector, focusing on its long-term development and sustainability. Its goal is to foster a diverse and vibrant ecosystem where all independent labels have equal access and opportunities. WIN is also a focal point for collecting and sharing knowledge about the independent sector and wider music industry at national and international level.

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