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Independent Music at Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event

Posted in Events, News by A2IM

This Friday, November 28th, Record Store Day will celebrate their fifth annual ‘Black Friday’ event with limited-edition exclusives and small-run specialty items to kick off the holiday shopping season.

Check out our list of Independent releases available at participating stores across the US and Canada.

For more information on Record Store Day’s Black Friday event, including participating stores, click here.


A2IM Holiday Reception (Nashville, Dec 9)

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

Please join us for the A2IM Nashville Chapter Holiday Reception on Tuesday, December 9 from 5PM – 7PM at Dan McGuinness, 1538 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, map.


This event is only open to A2IM members.
We hope to see you there!


A2IM Holiday Party (NYC, Dec 2)

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

Please join us for drinks and merriment on Tuesday, December 2 from 6PM – 9PM at
Village Pourhouse Downtown, 64 Third Ave @ 11th St, NYC.

Big thanks to AudioSalad and SoundExchange for co-sponsoring this event!

Sponsorship available. Please contact for more info.


View a list of RSVPs to date here.

This event is only open to A2IM members.
We look forward to seeing you there!




Record Store Day 2015 Deadlines

Posted in Events, News by A2IM

Record Store Day 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 18. If you would like to participate, please keep the following deadlines in mind:

January 21: Details are due on all added-value products. RSD recommends a minimum run of 5,000 for any added-value items (e.g. CD samplers, posters, lithos, magnets, 7” singles). These items should include the RSD logo, found here.

February 4: Details are due on Record Store Day commercial product. In order to be included as an official Record Store Day release, all commercial product must be limited to participating stores.

March 4: Artwork of all Record Store Day added-value items and any associated web/email banners should be emailed to Carrie Colliton.

March 11: All Record Store Day added-value items must be received at the ThinkIndie warehouse for packing and shipping out to the participating stores. All materials should be mailed attention Blake Wimberly, c/o Coalition of Independent Music Stores, 3738 4th Terrace North, Birmingham, AL  35222. (phone # 205-595-1932 x202).

March 16: Details are due on your list of artists that will be making in-store appearances on Record Store Day.


A2IM Holiday Meet Up (LA, Dec 2)

Posted in Events, News by Molly Neuman

A2IM would like to invite our Southern California members to a bar takeover to help kick off the holidays! A2IM Vice President, Molly Neuman, will be present to welcome you. There will also be a cash bar with $4 margaritas & well drinks, and $3 beers.

View a list of current RSVPs to date HERE.

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd from 5-7 at El Chavo Map
4441 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Please RSVP to: Molly Neuman

Hope to see you there!

Big thanks to our event sponsor, Lyynks Music, for buying the first round!



A2IM Discount: AIM’s Indie-Con 2014 (London, Nov 18)

Posted in Events, Member Services, News by A2IM

Indie-Con, AIM’s unique conference devised for independent labels and artists, returns to London England on November 18, 2014. A 1-day conference attended by over 400 people from across the independent music industry, Indie-Con offers networking opportunities and a stellar line-up of notable speakers from across the industry. There’s a 30% discount for A2IM members wanting to attend.

Supported by Clear Sound & Vision, Indie-Con returns to London’s Glaziers Hall. The event will take an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering a unique program of sessions aimed at helping independent labels and artists grow their businesses and get their music heard. Indie-Con is the only conference in the UK to focus specifically on meeting the business needs of independent labels and self-releasing artists, and attracts delegates from all over the World.

Indie-Con 2014 runs from 9:15am – 5pm, with lunch served between 12:30 and 2pm. Doors open for registration at 9:15am, with the first session beginning at 10:15am.

Sessions taking place include:

  • The Dark Art of Music PR
  • Successful Music Funding (case studies)
  • What is a Fair Artist Contract in 2014?
  • The 5 Most Interesting Things Happening In The Music Market Right Now – presented by Music Week
  • Is The Album Format Dead?
  • How To Get Your Music On the Radio
  • Record Store Day 2015 – overview for labels from the Entertainment Retailers Association
  • Brits Abroad: Everything You Need To Know About International Showcasing
  • I’m With The Brand: Brands Supporting Grassroots Talent
  • Opportunities for Independent Music on TV
  • Developing A Successful Live Career For Your Artist
  • Surviving & Thriving! Indie Label Success Stories

An impressive line-up of speakers has already been confirmed to speak at the event, including:
Anna Karatziva (MTV) * David Emery (Kobalt Label Services) * Barbara Charone (MBC PR) * Simon Williams (Fierce Panda) * Michael Lightford (Vision Nine / Relentless) * Kelly Chappel (Live Nation) * Tony Arthy (Worn Out / Vans) * George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio 1) * Dan Le Sac (artist) * Beckie Sugden (The Agency) * Joseph Frankland (PRS For Music Foundation) * Caroline Reason (CAA) * Martin Mills (Beggars Group) * Tim Ingham (Music Week) * Charlie Phillips (AIM) * Camilla Pia (BBC 6Music) * Craig Brookes (Cobra Tours) * Alexander Milas (Metal Hammer/Team Rock * Mike Walsh (XFM) * Kim Bayley (Entertainment Retailers Association) * Kieran Yeates (BBC Introducing) * Nathaniel Cramp (Sonic Cathedral) * Jamie Stockwood (The Zeitgeist Agency) * Lauren Wilson & Dan Garber (TAPEREC) * Tom Carson (Jagermeister) * Nigel Adams (Full Time Hobby) * Darius Van Arman (Secretly Group) * Crispin Parry (British Underground) * Louisa Rainbird (Sky) * William Shanahan (Disrupt Ltd) * Alison Wenham (AIM) * Tim Dellow & Toby L (Transgressive Records) * Daniel Cross (Record Play) * Stuart Green (Manager, Fat White Family) * Christian Rodwell (CR2 Records) * Angie Somerside (Red Bull Records) * Martin Talbot (The Official Charts Company) * Anthony Shaw (Best Before Records) * Alex Hoffman (Noisey) * Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) * Shirin Foroutan (Mute) * Adam Ryan (The Great Escape) * Tara Richardson (QPrime) * MistaJam (BBC 1Xtra / Radio 1), Luke Turner (The Quietus) * Nathan Barley Phillips (Basick Records).

Many more to be announced soon! Find out more about the program at


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