Richard Bengloff Named A2IM Pres.
January 10, 2007 at 12:36 PM (PT)
Noncomm WNYC/NEW YORK VP/Finance & Administration RICHARD BENGLOFF has exited that post to become Pres. of the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC (A2IM). He replaces PETER GORDON, the THIRSTY EAR RECORDINGS Pres. and founding A2IM board member who has been interim A2IM Pres. since OCTOBER and continues on the board.
"As A2IM continues to mature as a robust advocate for the independent community, RICHARD BENGLOFF's wealth of experience in the music industry will serve A2IM well," said GORDON. "The challenges are many, but our resolve is unwavering as we push into domestic and international issues. We are very fortunate to have RICHARD on board as his expertise in the non-profit world will prove essential in guiding A2IM internally and making sure all voices are heard."
BENGLOFF said, "As President of A2IM, I look forward to building consensus from the constituency. I want to ensure the priorities of our members are the priorities of our organization so that we are representing our members to the best of our ability. As the independent labels emerge as the leaders of the 'new music business,' we will work to utilize and capitalize on the wealth of ingenuity, creativity, and collective accomplishments that exists in the indie sector."
A2IM Board Chair and DEFINITIVE JUX co-founder AMAECHI UZOIGWE said, "On behalf of the entire board of A2IM, I'd like to thank our fellow board member PETER GORDON for assuming the role of Acting President and steering the organization for the past four months. PETER has kept A2IM's operations running, our mission statement initiatives moving forward, including significant progress with the FCC, and has been integral in the planning of A2IM's second year at MIDEM 2007 in CANNES, FRANCE from JANUARY 21-25."