Thank you for your interest in A2IM. The American Association of Independent Music (”A2IM”) actively seeks new members from every music genre within the independent music community. Our members are made up of two categories: Label Members (those who control music masters) and Associate Members (companies that work with, rely upon, or otherwise support independent labels).
Click here for A2IM’s recent agenda items.
Click here if you’d like an A2IM representative to contact you to discuss membership and provide you with a dues quote.
What is the organization currently working on in the name of A2IM members?
A2IM is a non-profit trade organization seeking access and parity for Independent music companies on par with the largest companies in the music industry. A2IM seeks tangible economic gains for our members in the areas of lobbying, commerce opportunities, and member services. For greater detail on some of our current agenda items, please click on our member services summary.
What does it cost to join A2IM?
Label members’ dues are based upon SoundScan market share for the most recently concluded calendar year. To see our dues grid, click here. Any label with a market share of less than 0.02%, or less than approximately $1.0 million in wholesale billing before distribution fee if any, qualifies for our minimum dues fee of $1,000 for a 12 month membership with A2IM.
What is the value of becoming an Associate Member of A2IM?
Any company with a stake in maintaining and strengthening the Independent Music Sector should support A2IM by becoming an Associate Member. It is really best summed up by the old adage “you are what you eat” and what you “eat” is the independents. Independent music accounts for, according to Billboard Magazine, over 32.5% of the music industry’s market share in the United States (and almost 40% of SoundScan digital sales) and as much as 80% of the music industry’s releases. These releases are manufactured, distributed, promoted, publicized, advertised… Independent music is crucial to a myriad of supporting businesses. Without a thriving Independent Music Sector, many of those who qualify for Associate Membership with A2IM would cease to exist. On top of the value of supporting the Independent Music Sector, your company will benefit directly by the access to potential new customers via Associate Membership with A2IM. To learn more about these opportunities, please read our Associate Membership Value Proposition.
In order to initiate the membership process, please provide us with the information requested. Once submitted, your pledge will be reviewed and an A2IM representative will contact you with a dues quote for your 12 month membership. You can also contact A2IM Vice President, Jim Mahoney (jim [at] a2im [dot] org or + 1 212 999 6113 x2) or A2IM Director of Member Services, Jennifer Masset (jen [at] a2im [dot] org or + 1 212 999 6113 x4) for more info.