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A2IM Export Trade Mission: Amsterdam Dance Event (Oct 19 – Oct 23)

We are excited to officially announce our Export Trade Mission opportunity to attend Amsterdam Dance Event (Oct 19 – Oct 23)!

Under the U.S. Department of Commerce ITA MDCP program, A2IM will reimburse 50% of eligible expenses (up to a US $1,550 payment against $3,100 of eligible expenses) toward attendance at ADE. Please note that the trip is subject to certain U.S. Department of Commerce spending restrictions, for example you must fly an American carrier in coach and meals are subject to daily per diem limits.

Additionally, the goal of this program is to support companies looking to expand their export businesses. Quarterly reports on export progress by participants will be due for a period of 3 years. The MDCP application is HERE. Please send completed MDCP applications to Marcus Assenmacher ([email protected]) before the application deadline of Friday, September 30th. Priority will be given to A2IM Label Members.

We thank our supporters at U.S. Department of Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our members’ export initiatives! We also thank our colleagues at Amsterdam Dance Event.

If you are looking for the A2IM Discount for ADE please contact Patrick Ferrell ([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.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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