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On August 1st, 2023, A2IM launched a new tier in the A2IM Artist program. The revolutionary A2IM Artist Pro program is an innovative initiative aimed at empowering independent artists to enhance their careers and well-being.

The A2IM Artist Pro program is designed to provide invaluable support to artists by granting them access to the A2IM Benefits Store, which includes health insurance programs and an array of a la carte insurance options, including dental, vision, personal items protection, renters and home insurance, legal services, pet insurance and much more. With annual membership dues of just $99.00, A2IM Artist Pro members will have the opportunity to gain entry to an exclusive network of resources, support, and opportunities that can substantially support their professional journey.

We are extremely excited to unveil the Artist Pro program as a testament to our unwavering dedication to empowering and uplifting independent artists,” expressed Dr. Richard James Burgess MBE, President, and CEO of A2IM. “Independent artists play a pivotal role in the recorded music industry, and our mission is to guide them towards success by offering invaluable resources and an array of exclusive benefits.”

The A2IM Artist Pro program represents a significant milestone in A2IM’s commitment to fostering the growth and prosperity of independent musicians. Recognizing the challenges that artists face in securing reliable health coverage, A2IM is taking proactive steps to bridge this gap. Building on the success of last year’s launch of affordable health insurance for executive members, A2IM Artist Pro ensures that artists can tailor their coverage to suit their unique needs and priorities, giving them peace of mind as they pursue their artistic endeavors.

A2IM is thrilled to offer exclusive access to valuable additional services supporting artists with discounted access to their services via the A2IM Artist Pro tier, including:

  • BuzzMyVideos: “At BuzzMyVideos we’re proud of supporting the A2IM Artist Pro program. We’re happy to empower the artists with the tools to grow their YouTube presence, reach, and revenue, with a 50% discounted rate.”
  • MXD: “We’re so excited for the launch of A2IM Artist Pro! MXD exists as a bridge for independent artists to access professional, quality mixing and mastering from Grammy Award-winning engineers. We hope this partnership allows independent artists to achieve their most desired sound, finally accessing services that often feel limited to more established or major label artists.”
  • ShineX Monitoring: “Boost your music career with ShineX! Ensure accurate SiriusXM royalty payments, plan future earnings, and pitch new tracks easily. ShineX is thrilled to offer A2IM Artists a special discount and priority access to its new SiriusXM song pitching service.”
  • Spare Music: “Amplify your musical journey with Spare Music at absolutely no cost for an entire year! Exceptional benefits include revenue sharing, customizable pre-release pages, robust content protection, strategic playlist pitching, and an array of other exciting features.”
  • Cosynd: “Cosynd is pleased to offer A2IM Artist Pro members discounts on copyright registrations and agreements, as well as free split sheets.”

More services will be added to the A2IM Artist Pro tier.

To provide more background on the A2IM Benefits Store, A2IM will be hosting two webinars on Wednesday, August 9 at 12pm and 3pm ET. As part of the Artist Pro launch, A2IM is partnering with Nashville is Not Just Country Music on their upcoming Writers Round and Networking Event this week in Nashville. RSVP here.

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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