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Members of A2IM’s Radio Committee and senior executives from Clear Channel Radio constructed a small but representative list of A2IM label members to participate in the first ever Clear Channel Indie Label Summit in NYC on June 2nd.
A2IM’ers representing our entire label membership met with and presented to top program directors from Clear Channel with the event’s focus being (a) to establish or strengthen relationships between these top programmers and A2IM’s proud and successful independent music labels and (b) to find ways to work together to improve access at FM radio for independent labels and our artists. Our ultimate goal, of course, is to increase the independent percentage of spins at FM radio where we currently receive approximately 10% of spins (as opposed to the nearly 40% independents get at web radio or the 38% market share independents have in U.S. digital album sales).
The event, which was borne out of conversations between Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy) and Clear Channel chiefs Bob Pittman and Tom Poleman came together with very short notice but our label members rose to the occasion and truly impressed on behalf of our entire community. The Summit was a successful first step, with more than one Clear Channel programmer remarking afterward that A2IM’s was the very best of the presentations they saw during their 2 days of Summit meetings.
The A2IM Radio Committee will be working on follow-up action items to be announced to our membership as soon as possible.