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A2IM Board of Directors Election 2016: The Candidates

A2IM’s annual Board of Directors election opens for voting Wednesday, May 11th. The board is elected by A2IM’s label members, where each label’s primary contact has the right to vote on behalf of her/his company. Please note, there is only one vote per company. Our voting members have nominated an exciting list of member executives to run for election to the A2IM Board of Directors. The caliber and depth of this list shows the level of dedication, engagement and commitment our members have to A2IM’s mission of supporting the U.S. independent music label movement. A2IM’s voting members will vote to fill four (4) seats from the list of candidates (below, alphabetically by first name). Voting closes on Tuesday, May 31st.

The nominees are:

Andrew Kautz Big Machine Label Group

Emily Hungate, Black River Entertainment

Garry West, Compass Records Group

Glenn Dicker Yep Roc Music Group

Jarrod Cooper Verge Records International

Jeremy Peters Ghostly International

Kenn Goodman Pravda Records

Louis Posen Hopeless Records

Mark Robinson BMG

McKee Floyd Glassnote Records

Mike Sniper Captured Tracks

Stephanie Alexa ATO Records

Taylor Childress Curb Records

A2IM expresses our gratitude to the four board members with expiring seats up for election this year. The expiring seats are currently held by Glen Barros (Concord Music Group), Louis Posen (Hopeless Records), Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars) and Jim Selby (Concord Music Group). Louis Posen is eligible to run again as he filled in for the seat vacated by Richard James Burgess. We thank these board members for their leadership, commitment and exemplary service to the A2IM organization and membership. We look forward to ongoing contributions from them all.

If you have any questions regarding the Board Elections, please contact Patrick Ferrell at [email protected]

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.

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