16 September 2021: Leeds indie Crash Records, ecommerce platform Music Glue and online retailers Rarewaves and The Hut have been elected to the board of the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).

The results were announced at ERA’s AGM which has taken place as an in-person event for the first time in two years at the Everyman Cinema in London’s Kings Cross.

Crash Records will be represented by its owner Scott Gamble, Music Glue by Chief Commercial Officer Alex Kennedy, Rarewaves by owner Brad Aspess and The Hut by Product Director Markhus Bhatia.

Sam Sawyer, Chief Content Officer of 7digital, Paul Firth, Head of Music at Amazon and Spotify UK Managing Director Tom Connaughton were reelected to new three-year terms in the same election.

ERA CEO Kim Bayley said, “With the digital and physical market leaders of virtually every segment of the music, video and games markets, ERA’s membership is more diverse and arguably more representative than it has ever been in our three decade history. There can be very few organisations in which a world-class executive from a global technology platform sits side by side with an owner manager who may only have one or two employees – but that’s ERA.

“I would like to congratulate everyone who has been elected or re-elected to the board. It is their commitment and expertise which makes ERA such a potent force.”



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