Happy New Year and here’s looking for a prosperous 2017 for you all.
I think we can confidently say that this will be a year of change with an all-new and, potentially very different, administration in power. Fortunately, by now, we are well adapted to change in the music industry and the independent sector in particular.
Already this year we have seen Billboard and Nielsen announce a shift of some genre charts to a consumption basis and, with the increasing dominance of streaming audio, that trend will continue. BuzzAngle’s recent assessment of yet another increase, in the independent sector’s market share, to 35.1% augurs well for all of us.
Let the games begin.
Richard James Burgess CEO A2IM
Behind The Scenes
Ending the year at 425 Labels, A2IM officially has its largest number of Label Members to date!
Patrick & Richard hosted a successful town hall meeting with our members at Spotify offices with Troy Carter in Los Angeles!
Patrick presented at the Redeye Label Hang in North Carolina
Sky has been meeting direct with brands over the past month and will soon be reaching out to our membership about a few new opportunities for 2017. He is also currently in the process of setting up a Brand Partnership Committee. Feel free to reach out to him directly if you’d like to join the Brand Partnership Committee or learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities with A2IM!
NEBULAE is calling for all labels and/or distributors that focus on genres such as indie, psych, garage, metal and doom to reach out regarding its new true lossless streaming service due to launch soon!