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Associate Member Spotlight: indie.ninja

There is no doubt that the workplace, especially in the music business, is changing. According to a recent study by the Freelancer’s Union, “36% of the U.S. workforce (57.3 million Americans) are now freelancing, contributing to approximately $1.4 trillion annually to the economy, creating an all-time high for the sector.” Workers, particularly millennials, are increasingly turning to the freelance gig economy for new opportunities. This is where indie.ninja comes in.
indie.ninja is a new online marketplace where labels, managers, and artists can find and hire an experienced network of freelancers in various areas such as promotion, marketing, street teams, video editing, social media, live crew and more. On October 25, 2017 at 2pm EDT indie.ninja will host an introductory webinar where company co-founder, Bill Wilson, will give an overview of the site and talk a bit about their upcoming launch into private beta.
You can sign up to attend at the following link.

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.