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A self-taught CEO, Aliem Jumpp is this week’s A2IM Featured Executive. A proud Jamaican-American immigrant and part of our inaugural BIMA fellowship program, Aliem Jumpp runs SpacedOut Studios with the goal of nurturing independent artists.
I am Jamaican-American immigrant who grew up loving music and spinning 45’s for my family, and fell in love with HipHop. But my mom played all types of music in the house so I have a very eclectic taste in music.
I got into the music industry by helping my ex-wife launch her music career with her first EP. With that I had to learn about mixing, mastering, arranging, and releasing music by soaking up as much knowledge as I could find and connecting with local talent
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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.