News

Nov
2014

Billboard to Add Streaming Data to Billboard 200 Chart


Posted in News by A2IM

Starting Dec. 4, Billboard.com will debut an updated version of the Billboard 200 chart which will incorporate on-demand audio streaming and TEA digital track sales combined with standard album sales. The new chart will treat 10 digital track downloads or 1,500 on-demand audio streams from a single album as one album sale.  This methodology merges music consumption with traditional sales metrics into a single comprehensive chart. Streaming services that will be part of the calculations include Beats Music, Google Play, Medianet, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, and Xbox Music. The initial roll out will include data gathered from the week ending Nov. 30.

Many A2IM members have voiced support for incorporating on-demand audio streaming into the new chart as a potentially better representative of music popularity among consumers. Read more here.

Nov
2014

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.

RSVP HERE

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

Nov
2014

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 for co-sponsoring this event!

Sponsorship available. Please contact jen@a2im.org for more info.

RSVP HERE

View a list of RSVPs to date here.

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

Audiosalad

Nov
2014

The NY Is Music Initiative


Posted in News by A2IM

On November 12th, Rich Bengloff joined a panel of music industry participants in a Roundtable discussion at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn on behalf of NY Is Music, an organization founded by Justin Kalifowitz (CEO, Downtown Music Publishing) and William Harvey (Musician and Studio Owner). The organization’s aim is to secure financial support from the State government for the New York-based music industry and companies that bring music recording production to New York State.

The discussion was led by NY State Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-Brooklyn), whose assembly district includes A2IM members like Daptone and Secretly Label Group.   The panel also included Anthony Rodolakis (New York State Assembly, Ways and Means Committee), Ben Allison (Musician), Binta Brown (Lawyer/ Entrepreneur), Carlo Scissura (Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce), Gregg Wattenberg (Producer, Wind-Up Publishing), John O’ Conner (AFM – Local 802), Justin Kalifowitz, Kirk Imamura (Avatar Studios), Linda Lorence-Critelli (SESAC), Lindsay Scola (NYC Mayor’s Office, Media & Culture), Marty Nolan (Cult Records), Maya Kremen (AFM – local 802), and William Harvey.

NY Is Music’s first initiative is to support recently introduced proposed legislation aimed at creating a $60 million budget to give creators a 20% recording tax credit/subsidy for New York State production work (including recording costs, artist royalties, musician session fees, graphics, music video production costs, etc., including direct marketing costs to launch the recording). A number of A2IM members have voiced support for this initiative on the NY Is Music website. Please express your interest/support by sending your logo to be posted on the NY Is Music website to mori@nyismusic.org and copy fawn@A2IM.org.

Please note that this tax credit will be available to all A2IM members that bring production to New York, even if not New York based, in a similar manner to the tax credits currently offered by Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

You can read more about the NY Is Music initiative on their website, or by accessing this NY Times article link.

Read the proposed legislation here.

NY Is Music Panel

NY Is Music Panel

Nov
2014

A2IM Welcomes Reports of YouTube-Merlin Deal


Posted in News by A2IM

Following press reports that Merlin has reached an agreement with YouTube and Music Key, A2IM joins our global colleagues at WIN in commending both organizations for working to ensure that users of the new subscription service will have comprehensive access to Independent Music.

Read A2IM’s press statement on the agreement here.

Read IMPALA’s (our sister organization representing European Indies) statement here.

Nov
2014

Molly Neuman: From Riot Grrrl Founder to Indie Label Advocate


Posted in News by A2IM

Read Molly’s unique history from her start as a drummer in several seminal riot grrrl bands like Bratmobile, to her involvement in Lookout! Records, to being an early founder of the A2IM organization, to managing the Donnas and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, her time as an executive at digital services like eMusic & Rhapsody, before recently finding her way back to A2IM to head up our member services division. Read about some of Molly’s goals as she reflects on the current state of the independent community.

From Digital Music News.