Charlie Phillips set to lead Worldwide Independent Network
The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has just announced its appointment of Charlie Phillips to lead the network’s operations, stepping up from his previous role as Director of Legal and Business Affairs.
Representing national independent music trade bodies globally, WIN counts member associations across Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and Australasia. WIN acts as a global co-ordinating and supporting body for the independent sector, acting as a voice on issues of global significance when required. More information is available at www.winformusic.org.
In his new role as COO, Phillips will focus on furthering WIN’s commitment to advancing, assisting and educating its network of international trade bodies, while also managing its day-to-day operations. He will also continue to lead the sector’s work on international performance rights, representing independent rights holders in various international industry forums and initiatives. He will report directly to the organisation’s newly-elected Chair, Justin West of Secret City Records in Canada, with supervision from WIN’s board of directors.
Phillips has worked for WIN since 2011 where he has been instrumental in establishing its status and its global membership. Prior to joining WIN, he was head of legal and commercial affairs at AIM. Since qualifying as a solicitor, Phillips’ legal career has spanned a broad range of areas of today’s digital music and creative industries, including a position as legal advisor for recordings industry body IFPI. His particular areas of expertise cover international performance rights licensing, as well as the interaction between music rights and data. He represents WIN members within DDEX and ISO.