Paul Pacifico is CEO of AIM, the Association of Independent Music which represents the UK’s community of music entrepreneurs including independent labels, service companies and self-releasing artists amongst its 800 members.

For two years prior, Paul was CEO of the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition (‘FAC’), and founding President of the International Artist Organisation (‘IAO’), which unites artist organisations in music from different countries to speak with one voice.

In his early career, Paul Pacifico spent almost 10 years in the City in banking and strategy consultancy before leaving to focus on Specific Music in 2005. Specific Music is an independent label and creative music consultancy which designs and delivers bespoke music for industry clients as well as brands and charities. Paul also set up The AllStars Collective, which is made up of 40 of the world’s top session musicians.

Paul teaches at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, where he delivers the ‘Artist as a Startup’ course on their international Masters programme in Contemporary Performance.

Paul is a Trustee of English National Ballet, sits on the Boards of UK Music, Impala, the Music Advisory Board for London’s Roundhouse and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the Creative Industries Federation.

Paul continues to perform and record as a harmonica player and work as an independent Creative Director on projects. He has worked with artists across genres including Quincy Jones, Nile Rodgers, High Contrast, KT Tunstall, Tom Middleton, Duane Eddie, Jimmy Cliff and Dr John.