The Copyright Alliance’s ‘Take Action Now’ Campaign

Posted on March 4, 2015 by

Sign the Copyright Alliance’s “Welcome 114th Congress” letter letting lawmakers know… “There is no “left” or “right” when it comes to respecting copyright. The creative community stands united in support of a copyright system that has made and continues to make the United States the global leader in the creative arts and the global paradigm for free expression. Our copyright ...


Associate Member Spotlight: Citrin Cooperman

Posted on March 3, 2015 by

Citrin Cooperman is a full service accounting and consulting firm. Our dedicated Entertainment Industry Group is comprised of accounting professionals with over 30 years of experience specializing in entertainment business management, tour accounting, central withholding agreements, tax processing, catalog valuations, royalty administration and contract negotiations for all areas of Music, Film, Sports and Media. We understand the lifestyles and business challenges that ...


UK Music’s Government Advocacy Manifesto and the UK Independent Community’s Response to the Global Street Date

Posted on March 2, 2015 by

Related to Independent advocacy in the U.K., there were two events: UK Music, an umbrella organization for British music, put forth a five-point manifesto outlining their priorities in government-facing outreach: • Strong Copyright Framework • Access to finance and fiscal incentives • Skills pipeline • International growth strategy • Better regulation based on good evidence Read more on how these priorities ...


IFPI Sets Friday As Global Street Date

Posted on February 27, 2015 by

A2IM supports the concept of a Global Street Date, but for a variety of business reasons as spelled out in our previous comments there are a number of business hurdles that make Fridays less than an optimal date for the United States marketplace and Independents in particular. That said, of course as part of the Worldwide music community, A2IM will endeavor ...


A2IM’s Statement on Today’s Historic FCC Vote to Preserve an Open Internet

Posted on February 26, 2015 by

We thank Chairman Wheeler and the Commissioners for voting to implement aggressive Net Neutrality rules applying to lawful content, including reclassifying broadband traffic as a Title II utility to prohibit providers from favoring content distributed by the largest companies with the deepest pockets. Of all the technological developments in recent history, the Internet represents the most potent platform for entrepreneurship ...