The Association of Independent Music (AIM)
A trade body and membership organisation, AIM promotes and protects music independents on a national and international level. AIM negotiates with the biggest players in the industry and government, and aims to assist the independent sector in relation to the increasingly complex issues which, in their words, "threaten to betray the apparent simplicity of selling good music". AIM produces a guide to the business for new, as well as established music professionals. It is available in an interactive CD-Rom format (free to members).