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News February 3, 2021

AIR’s Maria Amato appointed to WIN board

Senior Journalist, B2B
AIR’s Maria Amato appointed to WIN board

Maria Amato, the chief executive officer of AIR, will represent Australia’s independent community on the board of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).

Amato is Australia’s solo representative at WIN and is one of three new directors named to its board for 2021, alongside Takuya Yamazaki (IMCJ, Japan), and Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records, Canada).

Meanwhile, Dylan Pellett, General Manager of Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ), is named “observer” for WIN’s Rest of the World segment.

“Thrilled to be joining this board,” notes Amato in a social post.

Maria Amato is on the WIN board for 2021

WIN, the global forum for the professional independent music industry, was established in 2006 as a response to business, creative and market access issues faced by the indies.

Its 15-strong board is comprised of representatives from independent music companies and trade bodies in key territories around the globe, and is tasked with guiding WIN.

On the agenda for the months and years ahead are shaping plans for post-Covid recovery, developing the network of associations, market research, international performance rights, and challenges for independents in today’s business environment.

Amato has more than 25 years’ experience in the arts and not-for-profit sector, specialising in finance and business management through her own consultancy firm, Results Management.

In a statement issued Monday (1st February), WIN also thanked outgoing directors, AIR board member and Chief Operating Officer at UNIFIED Matthew Rogers, Justin West, and Takashi Kamide for their contributions over the past year or more.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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