Alison Wenham has resurfaced at Funnel Music, where the legendary independents’ advocate takes the role of non-executive director.

Wenham, who co-founded the Association of independent Music (AIM) and Worldwide independent Network (WIN) and served as CEO at both trade bodies, abruptly departed WIN late last year.

The British executive will have strategic duties at Funnel Music, an incubator for new and upcoming music talent which pitches an artist-friendly approach at doing business, and she joins its main board which already includes CEO Tim Delaney, director of artist management David Steele, COO Joss Yerbury and others.

Tim Delaney
Tim Delaney

At Funnel, Wenham will have a fiduciary and governance remit and will be responsible for building relationships with the global independent music community.

“Since stepping down from my full-time role at WIN last December I have had an opportunity to properly reflect on what the music industry is evolving into,” comments Alison Wenham in a statement announcing her appointment.

The old models that, in a lot of cases, have traditionally seen artists treated like second class citizens are becoming obsolete, particularly in the independent music community which has always led the way in innovation, and there is a definite shift towards more equitable, partnership-based agreements.”