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Aug
2014

Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) Sues Ford and General Motors


Posted in News by A2IM

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (“AARC”), which collects royalties on digital audio recording devices under the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (“AHRA”), instigated a lawsuit this week against GM and Ford and two electronics manufacturers as it believes it should be receiving the required $8 per auto per year for recordable devices in automobiles. 

The AHRA was created so that creators can receive compensation for potential lost sales revenues due to recordable device taping from the device manufacturers.

Read the AARC press release HERE and an FAQ sheet about the auto litigation HERE.

Jul
2014

A2IM Discount: SF MusicTech 2014 (SF Nov 11)


Posted in Events, Member Services, News, Special Offers by A2IM

SF MusicTech Summit XVI
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm + parties!
Hotel Kabuki
San Francisco, CA

The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with 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 do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to deal making environment. There will be panels, parties, presentations, elevator pitch and speed networking sessions, and tons of opportunities.

Register 

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Jul
2014

Billboard Subscription Special Offer for A2IM Members


Posted in News by A2IM

BILLBOARD Magazine is the leading news source and trade publication for the music industry.  In recognition of the valuable contribution of A2IM members, Billboard is offering all A2IM members a very special discounted subscription rate tailored to which ever delivery methods you prefer.

Subscribe now by clicking

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Subscribers to Billboard are offered:

  • Billboard Magazine: News, analysis and essential business information from the authority on all things music – now with new sections and data-rich graphic charts.
  • iPad Edition: Enhanced with interactive features, including video, photo galleries and the most popular Billboard charts playable on Spotify.
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, Billboard chart info, and insights and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday.
  • Billboard.biz: 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business, with an insider’s view of top releases and music events, over 150 exclusive charts, and new interactive features including Instagram and LinkedIn integration.
  • Archives: A rich history of more than 30 years of Billboard.biz articles and 50 years of Billboard’s exclusive charts
Jul
2014

Welcome Seth Bloom


Posted in News by A2IM

We received a couple of calls asking about A2IM’s new Washington D.C. Lobbyist, Seth Bloom, since the first regulatory filing occurred this past week and there were reports in the press. Seth Bloom, of Bloom Strategic Counsel PLLC, joined the A2IM team the first week of June to represent A2IM on Capitol Hill.  He will ensure that the interests of Independent music labels are represented in the discussions taking place on copyrights and music licensing in Congress and at Federal agencies like the U.S. Commerce Department, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Prior to starting Bloom Strategic Counsel last year, Seth was General Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.  Among other things, he led the Subcommittee’s investigation into the Universal/EMI merger in 2012.  At Bloom Strategic Counsel, Seth represents major clients in the media, telecom, and high tech sectors. More information on Seth and his firm can be found on his firm’s web site – www.bloomstrategic.com. Please join us in welcoming Seth to the A2IM team.

Jul
2014

Jim Mahoney to Join Merlin as U.S. GM


Posted in News by A2IM

Merlin will be opening a U.S. office in New York City this coming Fall and, with our support and blessing, Merlin will be hiring Jim Mahoney as U.S. GM.  Jim will not be moving “next door” until as late as mid-October until we hire and train two new people (because Jim is a big guy) to replace him.  The job descriptions for those two jobs, A2IM Director, Industry Relations/Communications and A2IM Director, Member Relations are here; please refer any interested candidates who meet the position qualifications.

For the past seven plus years at A2IM, Jim has been instrumental in supporting the U.S. Independent music label community, in all our successes, and we will be forever in his debt. We thank him for all he has accomplished while at A2IM. We know that Jim’s strong Indie advocacy will continue at Merlin, on a worldwide basis, and we wish him only the best, always!

Jul
2014

A2IM CMJ Reception 2014 (NYC, Oct 20)


Posted in Events, Member Services, Members Only, News, Uncategorized by A2IM

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 20 from 6PM – 9PM at Slate (54 W. 21st St, NYC, map) for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking with your fellow members as they arrive in NYC for the annual CMJ conference. NOTE: This event is only open to A2IM members.

RSVP HERE

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

If you have not yet registered for CMJ, please be sure to use your A2IM discount – info HERE.