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A2IM Discount: Slacker Canadian Music Week 2012 (Toronto, March 21-25)

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Slacker Canadian Music Week (CMW) to Celebrate 30 years of Music History March 21-25

As Canada’s largest and most influential media and music conference – combining conferences, award shows, a trade exposition, international marketplace, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’’s biggest new music festival, Slacker Canadian Music Fest (more…)


Rhapsody Seeking Direct Licenses For Webcast Streaming – Take a Second Breath

Posted in News by A2IM

Word is circulating that Rhapsody is approaching independent labels seeking an extension to their license(s) with sign-off within a week that would allow Rhapsody to use your music to beef up their non-interactive webcasting service (similar to Pandora, Slacker, SOMA-FM, etc.)  where they are currently a minor player, but without the limitations that these other webcasters have to comply with that are valuable to independent labels and artists. (more…)


Associate Member Spotlight: Hello Music

Posted in Member Services by A2IM

HelloMusicLaunched in January 2010, Hello Music is an online music company that combines technology resources with the art of A&R to identify talented musicians and connect them with career opportunities. Independent musicians can upload their music at for free, to be reviewed by the evaluation team, who will then determine if the music is appropriate for any of Hello Music’s many partner opportunities.

A sampling of partners include TuneCore, Yahoo! Music, Slacker, Delta Airlines, Topspin, AudioMicro, Getty Images, GigMaven, LyricFind, MediaNet, Next Big Sound, PlayNetwork, The Record Shop Studios, Spiders Studios, Tesla Studios, Gravity Studios, Wind-Up Studios, Chainsaw Productions, Root Music and Balcony TV.

Hello Music was conceived and incubated by Wilshire Media Group, a digital music product design and development firm founded by Zack Zalon and Brendon Cassidy, and additional $4 million in private equity funding was provided by KVG Partners. John Boyle is the company’s President.