UK record labels association, the BPI, gives notice that six candidates have put their names forward for election to BPI Council as Independent representatives.  BPI Council is the key forum for determining BPI policy and activity.

Two of the six places on BPI Council designated for Independent representation are currently vacant after Henry Semmence (Absolute Label Services) and Katy Ellis (Anglo Management) stood down by rotation. 

Details and video manifestos for each of the candidates are available for BPI members to view on the Members’ section of the BPI website.            

The six candidates are:

Alice Dyson-Jones                          

Commercial Director, One Media IP

Ammo Talwar                                   

Chief Executive, Punch Records

Henry Semmence                           

Managing Director, Absolute Label Services

Kay Heath                                          

Label Manager, Jeepster Records

Mark-Christopher Lee                  

Managing Director, Nub Music

Miguel Tello                                    

Chief Executive, Payne Records

Having also stepped down on rotation, Max Lousada, CEO Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, and Nicola Tuer, COO Sony Music UK, are re-standing to fill two of the six places designated to Majors on BPI Council that are currently also vacant.

The BPI AGM and elections to Council will take place at the organisation’s County Hall offices on Thursday, 7th September from 4pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP EMEA Facebook, has been confirmed to deliver this year’s keynote address.