News

Nov
2014

A2IM joins Our Independent Colleagues in Support of a Monday Global Street Date


Posted in News by A2IM

A2IM joins AEC, AIM, AIMS, Amoeba, CIMS, DORS, ERA, Hastings, Redeye Distribution, Rough Trade NYC, Rough Trade UK, and SC Distribution in recommending that Monday be the designated day for the proposed Global Street Date.

Read today’s press release here.

For more background on the importance of having a Global Street Date and why it should be early in the week and not Friday as has been proposed, click here.

Nov
2014

Read IFPI and WIN’s Comprehensive Investing in Music Report


Posted in News by A2IM

Today, the IFPI and our colleagues at the Worldwide Independent Network released a report illustrating the global impact of the investments record labels of all sizes make in promoting and marketing music through all stages of an artist’s career.  This comprehensive publication demonstrates how we, the sound recording creators/owners, are the risk takers as the largest investors in terms of capital (advances, recording costs, marketing, staff, etc.) and sweat equity. The report highlights key data illustrating the necessity for labels to be appropriately compensated with a return commensurate with our level of investment and risk in order to be able to continue to invest in music.

Featured prominently in the report’s figures are the $4.3 billion invested in A&R and marketing in 2013; over $20 billion invested over the last five years.

Read the full report here.

Nov
2014

A2IM Members Take Home Latin Grammy Awards


Posted in News by A2IM

A2IM congratulates Nacional Records for winning the Latin Grammy™ for Best Short Form Music Video (’Flamingo’ by La Vida Bohème) and the win by Ana Trijoux, for her performance on the Record of the Year, “Universos Paralelos” by Jorge Drexler, ZOHO Music for winning Best Instrumental Album (’Final Night at Birdland’ by Arturo O’Farrill & the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orhestra), Sunnyside Records for winning Best Tango Album (’Tangos’ by Rubén Blades), and Concord Jazz/Stretch Records and Paquito Records/Sunnyside Records for their Best Latin Jazz Album Tie for ‘The Vigil’ by Chick Corea and ‘Song for Maura’ by Paquito D’Rivera & Trio Corrente.

A full list of the A2IM nominees and winners can be found HERE.

Nov
2014

Independent Music at Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event


Posted in Events, News by A2IM

This Friday, November 28th, Record Store Day will celebrate their fifth annual ‘Black Friday’ event with limited-edition exclusives and small-run specialty items to kick off the holiday shopping season.

Check out our list of Independent releases available at participating stores across the US and Canada.

For more information on Record Store Day’s Black Friday event, including participating stores, click here.

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!