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A2IM Monthly Digest: April 2024

A2IM Business and Achievements 🔈

  • New Appointment: A2IM is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Head of Business Development, Alex Machurov. This strategic addition is aimed at enhancing our initiatives and extending our reach in the music industry. Alex had previously worked in brand partnerships at Superfly, iHeart, and others. Welcome to the team, Alex! To get in touch with him directly, email [email protected].
  • ☑️ A2IM Board Elections:  Voting is now open. If you have not yet registered to vote, please reach out to [email protected] to receive your ballot. Every parent Label and Dual member company in good standing is allotted one (1) vote per company. Voting ends Friday, May 17.
  • 💡 Media Spotlight: President and CEO Dr. Richard James Burgess was featured in “The Smartest People in the Room,” where he discussed A2IM’s vision and future with music industry veteran Ralph Simon on April 18, 2024. Huge thanks to Tom Truitt for hosting! See the interview HERE.

Advocacy Updates✊

  • 🎨 Legislative Engagement: Lisa spoke at the CREATE Art Act press event in Washington, DC, on April 10, 2024, in the office of Rep. Frost (D-FL). This event was pivotal in advancing our advocacy efforts. Moreover, Rep. Frost (D-FL) will speak at the Libera Award, emphasizing A2IM’s influence in legislative circles. Read all about it in Consequence of Sound.
  • 🎟️ Ticketing Reform Success: Maryland has passed the nation’s strongest ticketing bill, spearheaded by A2IM and our partners. This landmark legislation introduces measures such as ticket price transparency and full refunds for canceled events, marking a major victory for consumer rights and fair trade in the music ticketing industry. A2IM is honored to have worked alongside the Music Workers Alliance (MWA), Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), Future of Music Coalition and I.M.P. Concerts on the Break up Ticketmaster Campaign.  
  • 🌿 Sustainability Initiative: In a new partnership with IMPALA and supported by Merlin, A2IM is set to launch a one-year Carbon Calculator program. We are inviting members to engage directly with IMPALA and Julie’s Bicycle at Indie Week 2024 to pioneer sustainability in our operations. If you’d like to participate, email [email protected].
  • 🌐 PAC Developments: Our Political Action Committee continues to strengthen ties with key lawmakers to champion the interests of the independent music sector. For contributions or more information, please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected].

A2IM Libera Awards and Indie Week 2024

  • 🏆 Libera Awards 2024:
    • Monday, June 10, 2024, at Gotham Hall. This gala event promises an evening of celebration and recognition of artistic excellence in the independent sector. Join us for the biggest night in independent music with an elegant sit down, gala-style dinner, exciting performances, red carpet, and open bar!
    • April 22 – Performers and Host Announced HERE
    • 🎟️ Tickets are almost sold-out. Get your tickets today HERE
  • 🗽 Indie Week 2024:
    •  June 10-13, 2024, at The InterContinental Times Square. This flagship event will feature an array of panels, workshops and speakers, aimed at furthering the success and influence of independent music.
    • Programming has been announced! Program here and speakers here
      • Special-rate hotel rooms for the conference are going fast. Book your room HERE

🤝Member Networking Events: Recent

  • 🥂 A2IM Member Mixer in Nashville presented by Symphonic: May 14, 2024 – We held our annual bash during Music Biz! Dr. Richard James Burgess, Emmaline, and Chirag were in attendance. This is one of our most popular annual, members-only events! If you were one of the 200 folks in attendance, thank you for joining us; it was great to see you! Special thanks to Symphonic for helping us make this year a special one! 
  • 🥂 NYC Mixer with QueerCapita: Held on April 25, 2024, we saw a remarkable turnout with our friends at Queer Capita, underscoring our commitment to diversity and inclusion within the industry. Learn more about Queer Capita here.
  • 🥐 New Orleans Breakfast with the Recording Academy: Our first-ever New Orleans gathering was held on April 26, 2024, facilitated by our Director of Membership, Melissa, in an effort to engage with and onboard potential new members in the south.
  • 💫 A2IM Private Event at Beggars: On April 30, 2024, we visited the Beggars office to review how to maximize A2IM membership benefits, and to foster a deeper understanding and utilization of available resources. Would you like our membership team to review A2IM benefits with your team? Contact [email protected].
  • 🌍 International Engagement: The WINHUB North Atlantic event on April 16, 2024, offered robust networking opportunities and market insights, reinforcing our global connections. WINHUB North Atlantic was organized by WIN in partnership with A2IM, ADISQ, CIMA, AIM, and AIM Ireland.

🎥 Education: Indiescussion Webinar Series: Upcoming

  • Indiescussion WEBINAR – Optimizing Revenue Through Videos presented by LyricFind
    May 23, 1-2 PM (ET) With the sheer volume of music being produced, artists are looking for ways to stand out among the endless waves of content. LyricFind’s SVP of Sales, Roy Hennig, and Rotor Videos’ CEO, Diarmuid Moloney,will discuss how the company is bridging this gap with Videos By LyricFind! Discover how this powerful solution allows artists to promote their music, engage with fans and reach wider audiences through stunning video content. RSVP HERE
  • Indiescussion WEBINAR – Digital Strategies for Independent Artists: Navigating Music Distribution and Marketing
    May 30, 1-2PM (ET): The Symphonic team will discuss how independent artists can effectively distribute their music across various digital platforms and implement marketing tactics to build a strong online presence and connect with their target audience. RSVP HERE


This month’s achievements and upcoming events highlight A2IM’s pivotal role in shaping the future of independent music. We continue to champion innovation, advocacy, and education, fostering a thriving music ecosystem. Your ongoing support and participation are invaluable to our collective success.

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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