A2IM President Rich Bengloff paused to talk to Billboard.biz following the “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” panel at SXSW Music, where he was in town to attend the 7th annual A2IM member’s breakfast Thursday morning. A2IM member Daniel Glass, founder of Glassnote Records, who arrived after being at the White House Wednesday night with Mumford and Sons, as they performed (along with John Legend) for the Obamas and British Prime Minister David Cameron during the President’s state dinner, joined the conversation as well. Read the full article HERE.
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Pop & Hiss, the LA Times music blog was at SXSW 2012 and took the temperature on the state of the music industry noting “The music industry in 2012 was characterized as one of “micro-pennies” at this year’s South by Southwest festival and conference. The phrase was used by Rich Bengloff, who heads indie label trade group the American Assn. of Independent Music. “Access and getting noticed is harder because everyone has access,” he said. Read the full article HERE.
A2IM members were out in force at SXSW with A2IM members on a disproportionate percentage of panels and our member’s artists creating packed shows. The seventh annual member only breakfast was our largest ever with over 225 members in attendance, coming, going or staying for the full three hours for both A2IM scheduled and unplanned businesses meetings and networking. We thank our member volunteers who worked the event! (pictures below) If you missed it, see you next year!! More events coming up, including events around NARM in L.A. starting on May 7th and Indie Week in New York June 19th-21st including the Libera Awards!!!, check out the A2IM website events page for more!
A special THANKS to Entertainment One and Official.fm for Sponsoring the A2IM SXSW Breakfast!
A2IM will be hosting our 7th Annual SXSW Breakfast on Thursday, March 15 from 9AM-12PM at The Gatehouse at Residence Inn (300 E. 4th St. between Trinity & San Jacinto, Austin, map). This event is open to ALL MEMBERS OF A2IM but you MUST RSVP.
In addition to the breakfast, as a great networking opportunity for the A2IM member community, we are also organizing One-on-One Sessions where you will have the opportunity to meet directly with our Associate Member service providers in the areas of Licensing/Publishing OR New Media/Digital Marketing. Each meeting will last approx. 10 minutes. We will have two sessions from 10-11AM or 11AM-12PM during the breakfast. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. If you are a label interested in meeting service providers, please complete the form HERE. Space is limited.
NOTE: THE GUEST LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST – SEE YOU IN AUSTIN!
You may view a list of A2IM members who have already RSVP’d for this event HERE.
If you have not yet registered for SXSW, you can access the A2IM discount HERE.
SXSW Accelerator returns for its fourth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations. This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new digital products and services to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Angel / Venture Capitalist community. We encourage your company to apply for this incredible event, as SXSW highlights the technology market’s most impressive new innovations. All applications must be received by Friday, November 18. For more information on Accelerator, go to sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator or for Music Accelerator point your browser to sxsw.com/music/accelerator.
Please contact Jennifer Masset if you have any questions about the 2012 SXSW Accelerator application process.
Here is info on obtaining the 2012 A2IM registration discount for SXSW 2012. The discount reflects the lower price from the previous registration period.
Members must use the SXSW online form to access the discount. This discount is only available for the purchase of a Music registration. Please use the A2IM discount code:
Sept. 23 – Nov. 11 $595
Nov. 12 – Jan. 13 $650
Jan. 14 – Feb. 10 $675
Feb.11 – March 18 $700
Returning registrants can use their existing user name/password, new registrants must create a new account in the SXSW E-Commerce system.
This code is to be entered in the online registration form when prompted in the checkout process. This code is good for A2IM members only. SXSW will verify all discounted registrations.
Please direct any questions regarding registration to firstname.lastname@example.org .