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A2IM Monthly Round-Up!

A2IM is starting a new monthly initiative! With the first newsletter of every month, you’ll get a round-up of new events added/coming up, what the team has been up to last month, and our big news items all in one place in case you’ve missed them! We’ve also put together “Ask The CEO”  – Where once a month CEO Richard Burgess will address your submitted questions.

Ask the CEO

Please feel free to submit your questions, here!

They will be answered in our next monthly round-up. 

Behind The Scenes

  • A2IM is bringing together a few NYC-based non-members next week with our board and committees to educate them more on what A2IM can do for their growing businesses
  • Patrick is currently in Stockholm speaking to the European community about the benefits of A2IM with our friends Record Union
  • Jen is busy preparing panels and presentations at Mondo.NYC and Hard Working Class Heroes (Dublin), meetings at AIM’s AGM and Reeperbahn Festival this month, and inviting the music supervisor community to meet our members at the A2IM LA SynchUp on Nov 2.
  • Richard is currently in conversations about the SDARS III Rate Setting Hearing, trying to get better rates for Satellite Radio for the Independent Community
  • Alex and Marcus have been on the hunt for the perfect spot for Indie Week & the Libera Awards, incorporating input from Indie Week 2016 to make sure Indie Week 2017 is our best yet!
  • Richard has just completed an OpEd for Billboard on behalf of our community that is set to go live tomorrow! Including an exclusive interview with Portia Sabin on her podcast, Future of What
  • Marcus just finished this past quarter of MDCP export reporting. Awesome to see our members doing so well abroad!
  • Sheryl is working on new systems to make A2IM run faster, better, stronger!
  • Team A2IM is meeting with YouTube next week
  • Richard is working closely with Spotify on their upcoming new initiatives
  • There have been a ton of success and new releases from our labels this past month, and Alex makes sure to always shout it out on social media – Check our Twitter for constant updates!

Events Coming Up (in Sept)

News Recap

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.
For information about how to join our community, see here.