A2IM 2022 Board of Director Elections: Call For Candidates

Per A2IM’s By-Laws, an election will be held in May 2022 to fill our outgoing Board of Director seats. We strive to ensure that our Board of Directors represents a diverse set of industry perspectives, and heavily encourage the nomination of candidates from underrepresented groups. You may either self-nominate, or be nominated by a fellow A2IM Member.

 

The nomination period will run from Monday, April 4th through Monday, April 18th, 11:59pm ET. From there, A2IM will internally certify all candidates and the election will run from 

Monday, May 2nd through Wednesday, May 18th, 11:59pm ET.

about a2im's board of directors

A2IM Board members will offer their expertise to represent the membership at large, and assist in setting the priorities and direction for the organization.

 

 Amongst other responsibilities, Board Members will primarily …

 

  • Become involved in committees (e.g. Sustainability, Education) and projects supporting the efforts and growth of A2IM. 
  • Be kept informed by A2IM staff of important developments as they arise then provide guidance on how to better serve the independent music community.
  • 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.

about this year's election

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, 2022.

 

Timeline

  • The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 18th 2022, 11:59pm ET
  • A2IM staff will certify nominations by Friday, April 29th, 11:59pm ET
  • Election voting details and ballots will be circulated to the primary contact at A2IM Label Member companies on Monday, May 2nd, 2022
  • The election period will remain open until Wednesday, May 18th 2022, 11:59pm ET

eligibility requirements

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 current board prior to being listed on the ballot.

submitting a nomination

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, April 18th, 2022, 11:59pm ET.

 

TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION, FILL IN THIS FORM asking for the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Label Affiliation
  • Title
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • A description of who you are, what you do, and your background in the industry (Under 2500 words)
  • What do you consider your greatest area of expertise, and how can it contribute to the knowledge base of our board?
  • What are three key issues you have identified in the independent sector today that you plan to address if elected to the Board of Directors? (One sentence max per issue)
  • Please expand on the priority issue(s) you would like to address if you’re elected to serve on the board.
  • Please explain why being a part of the independent music community is important to you. (300 word max) *optional
  • 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 2022 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.