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A2IM Board of Directors Election 2017: The Candidates

A2IM’s annual Board of Directors election opens for voting today, 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 Friday, June 2.

Patrick will be reaching out to the voting member of each company shortly, please look out for an email from him with instructions.

The nominees are:

Geoff Kulawick  True North Records
Glen Barros  Concord Music Group
Tayor Childress  Curb Records
Portia Sabin  Kill Rock Stars
Randall Foster  Ole Music
Alisa Coleman  ABKCO Music & Records
Joe Steinhardt  Don Giovanni Records
Vic Zaraya  Razor & Tie
Robert Filomena  Nacional Records
Mark Robinson  300 Entertainment
Simon Mortimer-Lamb  Nettwerk Music Group
Dara Frank  Comedy Central Records
Lisa Logutenkow  Dine Alone Records
Thaddeus Rudd  Mom + Pop
Donald Levy  Mind Music Production
Emily Hungate  Black River Entertainment
Barry Reynolds  Epitaph
Dr. Matthew Knowles  Music World Entertainment
Jake Noch  Global Affiliates Music Group
Elizabeth Chan  Merry Bright Music
Garry West  Compass Records
Tony Harvin  Smithsonian Folkways
Aaron Fuchs  Tuff City Records
Emmy Black  Rhyme & Reason
Denny Stillwell  Mack Avenue Records
Michael Olsen  Entertainment One
Amit Nerurkar  RTJ Music Inc.

A2IM expresses our gratitude to the four board members with expiring seats up for election this year. The expiring seats are currently held by Craig Balsam (Razor & Tie), Dave Hansen (Epitaph/ANTI-), Scott Robinson (Dualtone) and Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy). 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.

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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