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The 2015 A2IM Libera Award Nominees!

Posted on May 5, 2015 by

Today, A2IM announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Libera Awards (The ‘LIBBYs’), to be held Thursday, June 25 at NYC’s Highline Ballroom, closing out A2IM’s 10th anniversary and annual Indie Week. The Libera Awards, co-presented by Pandora, celebrate the continually expanding successes of Independent labels and artists – and the services that support them – and are voted on ...

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Alison Wenham Honored As Indie Trailblazer With Special Appleseed Award at Fourth Annual A2IM Libera Awards in NYC, June 25

Posted on April 30, 2015 by

A2IM’s 4th annual Libera Awards will honor Alison Wenham, CEO of Association of Independent Music (AIM) and chairperson of WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) with the first-ever “Appleseed Award”. The award was created to honor Alison’s contributions to the Independent community on Thursday, June 25 at the Highline Ballroom. A true “Jenny Appleseed”, Alison was an early pioneer in banding the ...

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Tech Giants and Digital Services Form Lobbying Coalition to Limit Music Creator Revenues

Posted on April 30, 2015 by

Yesterday, Amazon, Cox Media, Digital Media Association (DiMA), The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Pandora, and others, including surprisingly NPR which receives sweetheart streaming rates from SoundExchange, announced the formation of the MIC (“Music. Innovation. Consumers.”) coalition in Washington. Their goal is to influence lawmakers concerning the future of music licensing, including minimizing their payments to acquire and distribute content. Read ...

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Indie Labels Take Over 50% Of Active Rock Chart

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

This week, indies scored over 50% of the songs on Mediabase’s Active Rock Chart. A2IM Member charting labels include 300 Entertainment, Big Machine, Eleven Seven, Epitaph, Fantasy/CMG, Glassnote, Loma Vista/CMG, Loud & Proud, Razor & Tie, Red Bull Records, and Wind-Up. Here is the current FMQB MediaBase Active Rock chart. -hypebot: Indie Labels Take Over 50% Of Active Rock Chart   &nbs...

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US Copyright Office Endorses Fair Play Fair Pay Act

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

Today, Maria Pallante, the Registrar of Copyrights endorsed Fair Play Fair Pay, calling the bipartisan Nadler/Blackburn bill “an excellent legislative framework”. Ms. Pallante in particular pointed to the lack of an AM/FM Performance right as “indefensible”, “embarrassing”, and “out of step with the rest of the world.” Read musicFIRST’s press release on the endorsement here. Read our statement and get involved ...

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