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A2IM Board of Directors 2015 Election: Call for Interested Candidates

Per A2IM’s By-Laws, A2IM will be holding an election in May to fill Three (3) Board of Director seats. All senior management executives from A2IM label Member Companies in good standing are eligible to stand for election to an A2IM board seat.  If you are interested in serving on the A2IM board please contact Molly Neuman. You are also invited to nominate someone from your senior staff or another A2IM label member executive for nomination for this election. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 17th. Please email [email protected] if you would like to run for a board seat or if have a nominee in mind.


A2IM Board of Directors’ terms run for three years.  Each board seat is term limited to one full three year term.  Any board member serving a full three year term must sit out one year at the conclusion of her or his term before being eligible to run for election again.  The A2IM board of directors meets in person or by teleconference eleven times a year to review the agenda and progress of the organization, represent the membership at large, and assist in setting the priorities and direction for the organization.  Each board member is encouraged to offer his or her expertise and opinions as well as getting involved in committees and projects supporting the efforts and growth of A2IM.  The A2IM staff keeps the board informed of important developments as they arise and seeks guidance from the board in order to better serve the Independent music community.


There are Three (3) expiring seats up for election this year. The expiring seats are currently held by Cathy Bauer (Secretly Label Group/SC Distribution), Louis Posen (Hopeless) and Christopher Scully (Glassnote.)  All three (3) A2IM board seats will be filled by a vote of the full A2IM label membership, 1 voter per label member company, in a secret ballot election (voting to be done online) in late April.

The newly elected board members will serve terms per the above to begin on July 4, 2015.


1- All label member companies in good standing are eligible to nominate or field a candidate for nomination.
2- Forward nominations, including a short description of the nominee, the music label the nominee represents and the priority issues the nominee will champion, to A2IM Vice President Molly Neuman via e-mail at [email protected]. You can submit yourself or nominate another A2IM member.
3- Deadline for nominations:  Friday, April 17th (9pm EDT.)
4- A2IM staff will certify nominations by Thursday, April 23rd and election voting details and ballots will be circulated to each A2IM label member voter (the designated primary contact at each label member company.)

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.
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