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A2IM 2020 Board of Director Elections: Call For Candidates

Per A2IM’s By-Laws, an election will be held in May to fill four (4) Board of Director seats. We strive to ensure that our Board of Directors represents a diverse set of industry perspectives, and want to encourage the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups. You may self-nominate, or be nominated by a fellow A2IM Member. The nomination period will run from April 15th 2020 till May 4th 2020, 11:59PM ET. 



A2IM Board members will offer their expertise to represent the membership at large, and assist in setting the priorities and direction for the organization. Board Members will become involved in committees (e.g. Sustainability, Education) and projects supporting the efforts and growth of A2IM. The A2IM staff keeps the board informed of important developments as they arise and board members will provide guidance on how to better serve the Independent music community.

The A2IM Board of Directors meet in person or by teleconference six – ten times per year to review the agenda and progress of the organization. A2IM Board of Directors’ terms run for three years. Each board seat is term limited to one, full three-year term. Any board member, and member company, serving a full three-year term must sit out one year at the conclusion of their term before being eligible to run for election again.



There are four (4) expiring seats up for election this year. The expiring seats are currently held by Glen Barros (EXC Music), Victor Zaraya (Concord), Thaddeus Rudd (Mom + Pop) and Jason Peterson (GoDigital Media Group). Jason Peterson served less than a one year term, due to a board member retiring their position early, and is therefore, according to our by-laws, eligible to run again in this election. 

All four (4) A2IM board seats will be filled in May by an online vote of the full A2IM label membership, in a private ballot with one (1) voter per Label Member company. The newly elected board members will serve terms, as described above, to begin on July 1st 2020.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 4th, 2020, 11:59PM ET, and A2IM staff will certify nominations by Friday, May 8th, 2020. Election voting details and ballots will be circulated to the primary contact at A2IM Label Member companies on Monday, May 11th, 2020, and remain open until June 1st 2020.



Nominees should be current Label Member company owners, founders, or C-level executives. Should you not fulfill this criteria but still wish to run, you must be approved by a majority of the board prior to being listed on the ballot.



You may self-submit or nominate a member from your label or another A2IM member label for this election (if the latter, they must confirm their approval first before being added to the ballot). The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 4th, 2020, 11:59PM ET.


  • Name
  • Email
  • Label Affiliation
  • Title
  • A description of who you are, what you do, and your background in the industry (Under 500 words)
  • An outline of the priority issues you would like to address if you’re elected to serve on the board.
  • High-res image of yourself and your company logo
  • Links to personal social profiles (Linkedin, Instagram) and website (if applicable)
  • Any more information you’d like to be taken into consideration


We will miss the departing board members whose terms are up this year, and we greatly thank them for lending their time, knowledge of the sector, and passion for the Independent community to A2IM over the years. With these vacancies, we look forward to welcoming fresh faces and new and exciting points of view to the 2020 board.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.