A2IM’s LA chapter welcomed NARM with our annual Pink Taco happy hour mixer on the Monday of the Music Biz conference. This year’s mixer was co-hosted by A2IM associate members finetunes and Musicmetric and was attended by approximately 150 A2IM members eating, drinking and sharing good conversation.
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CMJ Music Marathon, New York City’s largest music event, will continue in its decades-long tradition of pioneering the best new music from all over the world. CMJ’s daytime conference will be headquartered at New York University’s campus on Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; at night, CMJ Music Marathon takes over more than 80 of New York City’s premier clubs and music venues to showcase thousands of the best new artists.
Register for a CMJ badge for access to hundreds of showcases, more than 100 conference events and seminars, exclusive parties and other special events. A2IM members receive an exclusive discounted rate of
Shore Fire Media, the leading public relations and digital strategy firm who represents diverse clients in music, entertainment, film, venues, books, technology, food, non-profits and special events, has opened an office in Nashville, expanded in the Digital Media arena and announced a number of staff promotions.
The new Nashville presence is headed by General Manager Jacquelyn Marushka, who came to Shore Fire from Sony Music Entertainment’s Provident Label Group where she rose to Vice President of Public Relations over 14 years with the company. During her tenure at Provident, Marushka spearheaded publicity for a roster of award-winning artists while managing corporate media relations for the company’s three labels, publishing and distribution arms, and film and home video division.
President Marilyn Laverty notes of the expansion, “The past year has been the best, most interesting, and most dynamic in our history, and our staff additions and promotions will prepare us for another year of growth. We love Nashville, and are delighted to expand our role in the city.”
Another recent development at the company is the institution of its highly regarded Client Club, a service designed to provide its clients insider information, invitations, introductions, and discounts. The company’s most popular Client Club perk is its semi-monthly webinar sessions that have featured special presentations from have included Twitter’s Head of Music, an expert on Google Analytics, the founder of Kickstarter, a top Wikipedian and high level execs from NARAS.
Shore Fire’s central office in Brooklyn is also growing. Mike Baumgarten joined the company’s growing Digital Media department as Digital Strategy Manager in 2012, having previously worked at Crush Music Media Management. He aids in the digital and social media efforts of Shore Fire and its clients.
Carrie Tolles has been named Director of Publicity, previously holding the position of Senior Account Executive since April 2011. Tolles joined Shore Fire in 2005 from the Associated Press. She heads publicity for a diverse roster of clients including Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. When she’s not checking out new music she can be found in the yoga studio or exploring a far off corner of the world.
Elizabeth Lutz has been named Director of Publicity, previously holding the position of Senior Account Executive since April 2011. Lutz joined Shore Fire in 2008 after working for Weber Shandwick Worldwide in Boston. Lutz, a fearless client proponent, leads the media relations for several artists including Bonnie Raitt and Zac Brown Band, A2IM, and the start-up Artist Growth in addition to work on other music, charity and technology accounts.
Andrea Bussell joined Shore Fire in 2012 as Senior Account Executive, leaving a position as the publicity manager for both Nation and Basic Books. She also co-authored Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (Abrams) and worked as a freelance music publicist for several established acts.
Jon Bleicher has been named Senior Account Executive. Bleicher joined Shore Fire in 2010 and was previously Account Executive.
Josh Page has been named Junior Account Executive. Page joined Shore Fire in 2010 and was previously Publicity Coordinator.
Ray Padgett has been named Junior Account Executive. Padgett joined Shore Fire in 2012 and was previously Publicity Coordinator.
Shore Fire also announced the addition of Publicity Coordinators Rob Dekker, Bryant Kitching and Alison Smith to its staff.
SF MusicTech Summit XIII
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
9am – 6pm + parties!
San Francisco, CA
Join us in celebrating the 13th SF MusicTech Summit on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013! The Summit brings together over 1,000 visionaries in the music/technology space, the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.
A2IM members can get a 20% discount with the code
Some of the fabulous speakers include:
Nic Adler, The Roxy / Adler Integrated
Nate Auerbach, Tumblr
Cameo Carlson, Borman Entertainment
Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic
Jack Conte, Pomplamoose / Entrepreneur
Josh Deutsch, Downtown Music
Rey Flemings, Stipple
Reid Geneaur, Assembly of Dust / Magisto
Chris Kantrowitz, Gobbler
Randall Kline, SFJAZZ
Sahil Lavingia, Gumroad
Chris McCutcheon, TRI Studios
Mark Mezrich, MTV Networks / Viacom
Lary Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
Lars Murray, Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment
Alisha Outridge, Clear Channel/iheartradio
Jamie Purpora, TuneCore
Chris Roach, AEG Digital Media
Chia-Lin Simmons, Harman
Brian Zisk, SF MusicTech Summit
and many more!
Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2013 A2IM Libera Awards (aka “The LIBBYs”) co-presented by Caroline.
A2IM LIBBY tickets are available at $30 per ticket exclusively at Brown Paper Tickets.
To purchase your tickets click HERE
Final nominees for this year’s A2IM LIBBYs, as selected by our independent music experts from media, retail and other partners will be announced at the end of April. Award winners will be determined by the voting members of A2IM and announced at the live awards event on Thursday, June 20th at Highline Ballroom.
Doors are at 7pm with a 2 hour open beer & wine bar and passed hors d’oeuvres (cocktails are available by cash bar). Our returning host is TV’s John Ross Bowie and you can be sure the room will be filled with great spirit and a who’s who list of VIPs from the independent music community. The awards ceremony will feature a guest dj (to be announced soon) kicking off the party with the awards ceremony beginning at 8:30p. Last year was a blast – see sizzle reel HERE – and we’re confident this year will be even better. Buy your tickets today!
IFPI’S RECORDING INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS 2013 REPORT – 50% DISCOUNT FOR A2IM MEMBERS
The good news is the U.S. worldwide market share increased from 26% in 2011 to 27% in 2012.
The report features:
Recorded music sales for 2008-2012 by country
- Country-level data for 49 territories, including**:
- Splits for physical, digital, performance rights and synchronisation revenues
- Physical and digital sales volume
- Digital sales by format (downloads, mobile, subscriptions, ad-supported)
- Digital indicators (internet users, broadband households, mobile subscriptions, active smartphone and tablets)
- In-depth analysis of the recorded music sector, including overview of market performance by region and developments in the digital sector
- Historic global sales trends
- Global top-sellers and IFPI Platinum Europe Award winners
- **Not all data available for every country. Synchronisation data available for 2010 onwards.
For more information, including full list of contents, sample country page PDF and sample Excel data from the report click here.
Discount for A2IM members
A2IM members are offered a 50% discount on the advertised sales