News February 3, 2021

Former Universal, Sony exec Tim Kelly joins AIM in new role

Former Universal, Sony exec Tim Kelly joins AIM in new role
Image: Tim Kelly and AIM chair Ed St John

Record label veteran Tim Kelly has joined the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in a newly created position of program director for arts and entertainment management.

Kelly brings with him a wealth of experience, having previously worked as the managing director of Inertia, head of international at Rough Trade and general manager of marketing at Sony Music and Universal Music in Australia.

Kelly will work alongside AIM’s associate heads of learning and teaching to deliver and improve the institutions’ courses in arts and entertainment management.

“I’m excited to be joining AIM and working with the whole team to enable the creative thinking, actions and positive outcomes for our students. They represent the next generation of creators, developers and executives in our industry,” Kelly said in a statement.

AIM chair Ed St John said Kelly’s appointment cements the school as the top choice for anyone interested in studying music or entertainment management.

“Not only is Tim an outstanding educator, but he’s also a seasoned music industry executive who knows as much about entertainment management as anyone in the business. His knowledge and experience with a vast array of contemporary artists will be a valuable resource to our students.”

Last month, AIM announced the guests for its Industry Insights talk series, which kicked off yesterday. Speakers include managing director of BMG Australia Heath Johns and Tones and I manager Regan Lethbridge. The series runs until early March.

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