Indie Week 2014

Posted in Chapters, Events, Member Services, Members Only, News by A2IM

Indie Week 2014 will be June 17-19 at Tribeca Grand Hotel, (2 Ave of the Americas, NYC, MAP).


View a list of current participants HERE.

A2IM’s 9th Anniversary party will be on Tuesday, June 17 at Slate, (54 W. 21st St, MAP).

Indie Week is free to attend for all A2IM members.

Hotel discounts negotiated (deadline May 23rd) – INFO HERE.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Jennifer Masset to discuss.

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual A2IM Libera Awards Thursday, June 19th – Tickets & Info HERE

AIM our Sister Organization in the UK is blogging about Indie Week 2014. Presented are testimonials of the positive effect of Indie Week on the UK delegates. Thanks AIM!

Indie Week Agenda

Tuesday, June 17: Licensing & Publishing

Watch Videos of All Three Tuesday Panels HERE

1:00PM – 1:45PM Neighboring Rights discussion moderated by Charlie Phillips (WIN); panelists to include Olivier Chastan (INgrooves), Alan Galbraith (Wind-Up), Bruce Lampcov (Fintage House), and Ryan Lehning (SoundExchange); panelist info HERE

Maximizing international performance royalties

2:00PM – 2:45PM The Road Ahead is Pre-Cleared panel moderated by Tim Lee (Tummy Touch Music Group); panelists include  Joel Feinberg (de Wolfe Music), J. Gibson (Rumblefish), and Jeremy Peters (Ghostly Songs); panelist info HERE

Learn how a better understanding of Production Music (aka Library Music), both in the USA and abroad, can make money for you and your artists. We’ll also talk about other one-stop and pre-cleared licensing solutions, and how music supervisors use these music sources.

3:00PM – 3:45PM Brand On the Run moderated by Jon Coombs (Secretly Label Group); panelists will include Jonathan Hecht (Venn Arts), Andrew Kahn (Good Ears Music Supervision / GEMS), Zach Pollakoff (Grey Worldwide), and Rachel Rauch (Young & Rubicam); panelist info HERE

Hear from music supervisors and brand representatives

12:00PM – 6:00PM Executive One-on-One Sessions with services offering Backoffice Solutions and Sync Licensing rotating in two hour blocks (10 x 10 min. meetings per block). NOTE: These sessions are now full. If you are interested in participating, please email to be added to the waiting list.

6:00PM – 9:00PM 9th Anniversary A2IM Networking Open Bar & Hors D’oeuvres Reception at Slate, 54 W. 21st St, NYC (MAP)

Wednesday, June 18: Marketing & Revenue

Watch Videos of All Three Wednesday Panels HERE

1:00PM – 1:45PM Metadata panel moderated by Rob Weitzner (Consolidated Independent); panelists to include Richard Gooch (IFPI), Brandon Martinez (INDMUSIC), Jessica Myers (Big Machine Label Group), Al Person (Hopeless Records), and Peter Wright (Virtual Label); panelist info HERE

How creating, owning, and controlling your metadata are the keys to your financial health

2:00PM – 2:45PM Streaming Services panel moderated by Dick Huey (Toolshed); panelists: Josh Berman (Warp Records), Mike McGraw (VP Records), and Stephanie Shim (Glassnote); panelist info HERE

3:00PM – 3:45PM Advertising discussion led by Pablo Douzoglou (Beggars Group) and Aaron Ford (The Orchard); panelist info HERE

12PM – 6PM Executive One-on-One Sessions with services offering Marketing and Digital Revenue rotating in two hour blocks (10 x 10 min. meetings per two hour block). NOTE: These sessions are now full. If you are interested in participating, please email to be added to the waiting list.

Thursday, June 19:

Watch Videos of Both Thursday Events HERE

1:15PM – 2:30PM A&R Panel moderated by Gareth Murphy (author of Cowboys & Indies); panelists will be Benjy Grinberg (Rostrum Records), Will McDonald (Dualtone Records), Cory Robbins (Robbins Entertainment), Darius Van Arman (Secretly Label Group) and Garry West (Compass Records); panelist info HERE

June 17 marks the official release of a new book, Cowboys and Indies, mapping the entire evolution of the music industry from the late 19th Century to the digital age, its colorful storyboard follows the industry’s pioneers; typically indies – the label founders, genre breakers and believers who understood the music business is two distinct parts; first music, then business. Beatles producer, George Martin, has hailed the book as “a fascinating account of the way recorded music evolved, touched people, and shaped popular culture as we know it today.” Rough Trade founder, Geoff Travis, has said “If this book was a group, I’d definitely sign them. It’s that good.” For A2IM, Cowboys and Indies author, Gareth Murphy, will chair a discussion about A&R – the elusive craft that keeps our musical world spinning.

2:30PM – 5PM Annual Meeting – State of the A2IM Union by Rich Bengloff featuring guest speakers Alison Wenham of WIN/AIM, Charles Caldas of Merlin, Helen Smith of Impala and more

7PM – 11PM We hope you will join us at the Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street, between 9th and 10th Ave, MAP) to celebrate the 3rd Annual A2IM Libera Awards. Info HERE. Use the code “A2IM”. Tickets are required for this event.

Big thanks to BureauExport/France Rocks/Institut Français, Consolidated Independent, MerlinMitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Section 101 and Sounds Australia for their support!

Click HERE to view the agenda for Indie Week 2013.


Consolidated_IndependentMerlin Logo





Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Only logged in members can read and post comments