A2IM Announces Indie Week, June 5-9th 2017
The Independent music community will come together from June 5th-9th 2017 in New York City for A2IM’s Indie Week, an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. 2017’s Indie Week will be the largest to date, and will include interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches by Independent music luminaries, and one-on-one discussions. 2016’s Indie Week drew over 820 independent music label executives from 15 countries and was sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, CI, Kickstarter, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Reeperbahn Festival, SoundExchange, and Vevo.
Read more about 2016’s Indie Week on Billboard: http://bit.ly/2av0bAJ
2017’s Indie Week will culminate with A2IM’s 6th Annual Libera Awards, which recognize the year’s achievements by Independent artists and labels. Last year’s winners include chart toppers Alabama Shakes and Run The Jewels, breakout artists Courtney Barnett and Kamasi Washington, and innovative labels ATO, Sub Pop, and Daptone Records.
Celebrating its 11th anniversary, A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City representing a broad coalition of 391 Independently-owned American music labels. The organization 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, using Nielsen SoundScan data, identified the Independent music label sector as 34.4 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2015 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry segment.
The organization’s board of directors are composed of the following: Razor & Tie President Craig Balsam, INgrooves General Manager Amy Dietz, Epitaph/Anti- General Manager Dave Hansen, Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills, Hopeless Records Owner Louis Posen, Dualtone Music Group CEO/Co-Founder Scott Robinson, Tommy Boy Owner/CEO Thomas Silverman, ATO Vice President Stephanie Alexa, Yep Roc Music Group Founder Glenn Dicker, Big Machine COO Andrew Kautz, Hopeless Records President/ Executive Director Louis Posen, and Secretly Group Co-Founder/Co-Owner Darius Van Arman. A2IM’s president’s advisory committee is ABKO Music and Records COO Alisa Coleman, VP Records President Randy Chin, and Mass Appeal General Manager Amit Nerurkar.