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Associate Member Spotlight: Section 101

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

Do you have artists heading to SXSW? Section 101 is a founding member of the Quantum Collective which hosts an amazing two day event of live music and brand interaction on the rooftop plaza at the downtown Austin Whole Foods. Past artists include: The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities, ZZ Ward, Andrew McMahon, Rick Springfield, Pentatonix, Twin Forks (Ft. Chris Carrabba) and many more.

Every year we have a huge marketing push that includes online, social, print, outdoor, email and street team activation.

We want to extend an invitation to A2IM members to submit artists for consideration to play our event. Please email for more information.

Click here to view footage from last year’s very successful event.

REMINDER!! Section 101 is offering the A2IM members a special Holiday discount of 25% off a premium website build. The offer is good through the end of December, so act now! Please email to get started.


INVITE: A2IM Austin Chapter Happy Hour (December 12th)

Posted in Chapters, Events by A2IM

A2IM invites you to join with your fellow Austin independents on Thursday, December 12th from 6PM – 9PM at Hotel Vegas (1500 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702) for an A2IM happy hour to celebrate the Austin independent music label community.

Happy hour specials include $3 Shiner Bock and Lone Star, $5 Lone Star plus a shot of whiskey.

A2IM Austin co-chairs Emmy Black and Gillian Driscoll look forward to seeing you there.

Email RSVP to Jim Mahoney


A2IM Discount: CMW 2014 (Toronto, May 6-10)

Posted in Events, Members Only, Special Offers by A2IM

CMW2014Canadian Music Week is Canada’s largest and most influential music and media conference and festival. Combining 4 distinct conferences, award shows, a trade exposition, film festival, international marketplace, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest new music festival, it is a mini global village for artists and industry executives to engage in current issues, gain insights on trends and cutting-edge technologies affecting their marketplace, network and build lasting relationships with tomorrow’s leaders. Canadian Music Week 2014 will feature a Spotlight on Germany as well as a focus on Austria and Switzerland whereby CMW delegates will have the opportunity to connect and network with market specialists and gain access to these vast global markets.

Through seminars, debates, keynotes/celebrity interviews, and mentoring sessions, our conferences attract more than 3,000 delegates.

Our conferences are designed to put you face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries from sound recording, new media, and broadcast to live touring, film, and technology. Confirmed programming to date includes: a celebrity interview with deadmau5; in conversation with super agent Tom Windish [Lorde]; a keynote from SFX Head of Acquisitions Shelly Finkel; an inspiring presentation from AOL Digital Prophet David Shing; the ever-popular live music makeover with Tom Jackson; and the Music Synch and Consumer Brands Summit featuring leading music supervisors – including Glee’s PJ Bloom – looking to place music in upcoming advertisements, films, and TV productions plus much more to be announced.

Our festival spans five nights of performances with more than 1000 showcasing artists from 40 countries at 60+ live music venues. For artists, this is a once-in-a-year opportunity to get in front of over 3,000 industry insiders – from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, promoters, and talent buyers – 100,000 music fans, and 600+ media reps from Canada and all over the world.

Our International Marketplace (IMP) is a business-to-business resource center. Here is where international registered delegates are assisted in pre-planning their meetings and showcasing their business. The IMP provides the support you need to connect with Canadian companies who may be looking to do business with you. Benefits include: visibility, meeting support, business resource and presentation centre and networking opportunities. As part of this year’s foreign emphasis, CMW will spotlight Germany and focus on Austria & Switzerland.

Discounted Registrations
A2IM has negotiated a 40% discount on Canadian Music Week 2014 registrations for members of A2IM.

This is members only content.

to receive the reduced price when registering online.

Your registration includes access to 3 days of International Music Summit sessions (including the Songwriters’ & Publishers’ Summit, the Live Touring Summit, and the Social Music Tech Summit), exhibits, festival showcases, film festival screenings, Canadian International Comedy Fest performances & a delegate bag.

For more information, please visit


Deadline: CMW 2014 Artist Showcase Submissions

Posted in Events, Member Services by A2IM

Submit Now for CMW 2014 Showcase Spots

If you are an artist or band ready, willing, and able to play MAY 6-10, 2014 in Toronto during Canada’s largest new music festival – Canadian Music Week – now is your chance to submit.

Submit HERE.

In return, CMW will give you…

• the opportunity to get in front of 3,000+ industry insiders from Canada and all over the world

• the chance to connect with international talent buyers, music supervisors and publishers, booking agents, promoters, festival directors, A&R reps and more all in one place

• access to Canadian Music Week’s International Music Summit – 3 days of seminars focused on: social music; digital and mobile media and distribution; film, television, games, and advertising; songwriting; music licensing and synchronization; international touring; monetization opportunities for labels and artists; celebrity interviews (including deadmau5, Hollywood entertainment manager Lee Trink [Kid Rock], super agent Tom Windish [Lorde], SFX Head of Acquisitions Shelly Finkel); keynote speakers; mentoring sessions with participating speakers and industry specialists; a performance makeover session; and a unique opportunity to pitch your music face-to-face to top music supervisors scouting material for hit TV shows, films, games and advertising campaigns (including Glee music supervisor PJ Bloom).

Deadline to submit: December 31st, 2013


A2IM Discount: Music Biz 2014 presented by the Music Business Association, formerly NARM and (Los Angeles, May 6-8)

Posted in Events, News by A2IM

Tuesday, May 6, through Thursday, May 8
Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Music Biz 2014 offers you a chance to participate in the face-to-face meetings and brainstorming sessions that will generate the ideas that will make a difference for everyone’s bottom lines in the future. Music Biz 2014 is where labels and distribution, along with the commerce community, artists and managers come out in full force under one roof to confront the critical issues that drive the business forward. If you are committed to innovation and entrepreneurial excellence, make sure your brain power is around the table.

We’ve condensed the length of the event to just three days, allowing for less time away from your business, but still ample time for private meetings, networking, workgroup sessions, and education programming … all the elements that more than 96% of attendees tell is what they value the most year-after-year.

Stay tuned for a more fleshed out schedule in the coming weeks and be sure to mark your calendars for Music Biz 2014.

A2IM Label Member Registration Discount Info:

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A2IM Discount: ASCAP EXPO 2014 (LA, April 24-26)

Posted in Events, Special Offers by A2IM

ASCAP-EXPO_2014A2IM Members Receive Discounts on Registration

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO puts you in the heart of ASCAP’s community of today’s most successful music creators for three days of education, networking and inspiration.

Registration for the ninth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is now open and A2IM members can register early at a deeply discounted rate! The Early Bird registration price is $350 for our members or $325 for members who are also members of ASCAP. All registrations include Video Access for free – stream video of all 60 hours of panels! To take advantage of this special rate, select A2IM from the Partner menu towards the end of the registration process.

Follow the ASCAP EXPO Twitter (@ASCAPEXPO) and Facebook for updates and to interact throughout the year. For more info, please visit or click HERE to register now.