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BPI appoints new indies chief

By | Published on Tuesday 20 November 2012


Record label trade body the BPI has announced the appointment of a new Director of Independent Member Services & International, replacing Julian Wall, who departed the trade body in September. The new recruit, due to start on 4 Dec, is Chris Tams, who previously worked with independent distribution firm The Orchard.

Confirming the appointment, BPI boss Geoff Taylor told CMU: “This is a pivotal role for the BPI and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris, who brings many years of in-depth commercial experience working for and with independent labels. Chris’s strong background assisting indie labels with physical and digital distribution will significantly strengthen the services BPI provides to all our independent members”.

Tams himself added: “I’m delighted to be joining the BPI, especially at this crucial period in the evolution of the industry. Using my experience of eighteen years working in the indie sector I hope to further increase the voice for independent labels within the industry both in the UK and further afield”.