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A2IM Discount: Billboard Film and TV Music 2014 (LA, Nov 5-6)

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Billboard_FILMTV2014Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference
November 5 & 6, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard join forces to deliver a cutting-edge, two-day seminar on the role of music in film and television. Now in its 12th year, this Conference offers attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to the best music supervisors, composers, directors, music editors, songwriters and producers in the business. The event also provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas – featuring roundtable discussions, and other networking cocktail parties and sessions.

A2IM Members may take advantage of promo code

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A2IM Discount: Billboard Touring 2014 (NYC, Nov 19-20)

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Billboardtouring2014Billboard Touring Conference & Awards
November 19 & 20, 2014
New York, NY

The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards is the premiere event dedicated to the live music industry. Now in its 11th year, the Billboard Touring Conference features industry-leading programming that informs, educates and provides a forum for promoters, producers, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies, and all touring-related businesses about the industry’s latest opportunities and current challenges.

The A2IM member-only discount code is

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US Commerce ITA MDCP Funding Opportunity to Brazil: Sept 23-26, 2014 – APPLICATIONS DUE July 24th

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A2IM announces the latest U.S. Commerce ITA export support program opportunity, to go to Brazil under MDCP (Market Development Cooperator Program) funding from Commerce ITA. The goal of the program is to support music labels that will be new to export and music labels looking to expand their export businesses. A previous trade mission to Brazil, in April 2013, was very successful.

Our Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) colleagues from Brazil at our sister organization ABMI, The Brazilian Independent Music Association will be holding their second Indie conference in Rio in September focused on synchronization licenses and digital distribution/digital companies called Rio Music Buzz. (video HERE). Additional potential business partners from touring companies, performance rights organizations, etc. will be attending as well. The trip will start with a night flight to Rio on either Monday September 22nd or Tuesday September 23rd with the conference starting on Wednesday September 24th with a night flight back to the U.S. on Saturday September 27th. In section 3.0 of the application, types of potential export partners are listed, please add targets you would like to meet.

The estimated cost for Visas, airfare, four nights of hotels and five days of meals, transportation, the extra shared costs of local airport transfers and local transportation, translators, meeting rooms, hosting a reception, etc. will be approximately $3,500 per participant in total, depending upon the airfare costs from your city. The total cost per participant, including allotted shared costs, will be reimbursed 50% by MDCP funding.

MDCP Eligibility Requirements:

Flights to and from Brazil must be on a U.S. Carrier under the Fly America Act. More information on the FLY AMERICA ACT is HERE. All flights must be pre-approved by A2IM.

Hotel and meal expenses cannot exceed Federal per diem limits.

Any questions please contact (

Please send completed applications by Close of Business on July 24th. We will need a minimum of 10 participants. Space will be limited so please apply on time.

We thank our supporters at U.S. Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our members export initiatives.

The Application is HERE.  By signing up for this program Quarterly reports on export progress will be required for a period of 3 years.


A2IM Nashville Happy Hour (July 17)

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Please join us at the Tin Roof on July 17 for happy hour.
We will have A2IM drink specials and look forward to seeing our fellow A2IM members there.

Address: Tin Roof, 1516 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm



A2IM Nashville Digital Meetup 2014 (Sept 16)

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As many of our members will be in Nashville this week for the Americana Music Festival, we hope you will join us at 3rd & Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, map on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 3PM – 6PM for an opportunity to learn more about how social media and streaming services are creating opportunities.

A2IM President Rich Bengloff will also present updates from the organization.

These panels will be followed by a drinks reception at 5PM at the venue.

NOTE: This event is only open to members of A2IM.

Panel #1: Streaming Media – Nathan Thompson of Average Joe’s Entertainment reviews what you need to know with the pros including panelists Brandy Campbell of Rhapsody, Mike Fink of Pandora, Ted Kartzman of Google Play, and Jenn Tressler of Vevo. Panelist bios can be viewed here.

Panel #2: Social Media Best Practices - Katy Kirby of Thirty Tigers runs us through social media with expertise from panelists Julie Moe of ole, Michael Sloane of Big Machine Music Group, and Matt Walker of Naxos. Panelist bios may be viewed here.


Thanks to our event sponsor, Getty Images Music!



SXSW PanelPicker Deadline

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SXSW PanelPicker opens on July 1, 2014 and submissions run through July 25, 2014. If you are interested in presenting a panel or workshop at SXSW 2015 (and a free registration to the conference), now is the time to get your idea on the ballot!

Submit now!