Paul Pacifico, the CEO of the UK’s Affiliation of Unbiased Music (AIM) – which reps indie music labels and entrepreneurs – confirmed in August that he’s leaving the function on the finish of 2022.
Now we all know what his subsequent transfer is The Saudi Music Fee has employed Pacifico as its new Chief Government Officer.
In keeping with a press launch saying his appointment, the Saudi Music Fee is one among 11 sector-specific commissions below the Ministry of Tradition and was launched in 2020 to supervise the event of Saudi Arabia’s music sector.
Pacifico will now be accountable for growing Saudi Arabia’s music sector “in step with the Nationwide Tradition Technique,” the assertion added.
Over the previous six years, Pacifico served as CEO of AIM, the place he led the illustration of the UK’s impartial music sector together with music entrepreneurs, impartial labels, service corporations, distributors, and artists.
Previous to AIM, he was CEO of the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the founding president of the Worldwide Artist Group (IAO).
Pacifico is Affiliate Professor at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain and has served on the boards of English Nationwide Ballet, UK Music, Inventive UK (previously the Inventive Industries Federation) and the Music Advisory Board of London’s Roundhouse, in addition to music organisations IMPALA (Europe) and the Worldwide Unbiased Community (‘WIN’).
Pacifico will assume his new function on the Fee from January 2023.
“It’s actually exceptional to see the extent of help and the tempo of change inside Saudi Arabia because it builds a powerful music sector for all to take part in. The chance to assist in that journey is a large privilege.”
Commenting on his appointment, Pacifico mentioned: “Time and time once more, music has been proven to be a highly effective and sustainable enabler throughout each cultural and industrial growth.
“It’s actually exceptional to see the extent of help and the tempo of change inside Saudi Arabia because it builds a powerful music sector for all to take part in. The chance to assist in that journey is a large privilege.
“I look ahead to working with my colleagues within the Music Fee to construct a vibrant, inclusive and efficient music sector as a key a part of the continued cultural transformation within the Kingdom, led by the Ministry of Tradition.”
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