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April Monthly Round-up!

Behind The Scenes

  • Team A2IM had a successful SXSW – thank you to all of our members that came and made the A2IM Breakfast such a success!
  • We’ve announced some super exciting performances and awards being given out at this year’s Libera Awards: Ani DiFranco will be accepting Lifetime Achievement and Nick Lowe will be there to accept Independent Icon
  • Richard spoke at Music 4.5 on the music industry value gap and the reintroduction of Fair Play, Fair Pay
  • Patrick organized a successful sit-down with our Board of Directors and Lyor Cohen/YouTube at SXSW
  • Team A2IM has Peter Schwinge and Moving Target Group are working hard to introduce exciting new panels for Indie Week 2017! Keep checking our newsletter and social media for exciting updates
  • Alex is excited to announce that A2IM is now working directly with The Press House! Welcome to Dawn Kamerling & her stellar team!
  • Team A2IM also welcomed some new members: Tender Loving Empire, Interline Records, Javotti Media, Penalty Entertainment, Rough Trade Publishing, Bonsound, & Warp!
  • Marcus is hard at work to make this year’s Libera Awards the best yet – have you bought your ticket yet?!
  • Sky is rocking it for our confirmed sponsors – shoutout to Indie Week and The Libera Awards presented by SoundExchange in partnership with ADA, YouTube, Caroline, The Orchard, INgrooves, BuzzAngle Music, CI, Merlin, and PledgeMusic! If you’re interested in joining that lineup, contact him directly.
  • Lisa is gearing up for Executive One-on-Ones during Indie Week, so be on the lookout to schedule your meetings soon!

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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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