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Associate Member Spotlight: Black Box

Black Box Is Helping Developing Artists Win 


There’s a Chance the Rapper parody account that is sharing words of motivation to 67K Twitter users. Similarly, Black Box‘s General Manager Brian Popowitz sends his team inspirational “Quotes of the Week” to remind them to hustle hard and often. You’ve got to wonder whether it’s him behind @ChanceFrom79th


From his artillery of inspiration, Brian shared a very valuable quote at the beginning of 2017.


“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes.


Black Box set out to rethink the music industry when it launched in 2015. As a full-service marketing and development team, we empower our Independent artists to drive their creative identity and with our industry experience and relationships, work together to position them for long-term success.


Check out how Black Box helps with our monthly highlights newsletter “Don’t Believe The Hype.”

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.