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Associate Member Spotlight: Pandora

We’re thrilled to announce The Taxonomy of Artists, the latest music industry research report from Next Big Sound.

Call it taxonomy, classification, even organization — it is what we use to make sense of almost everything around us. We build systems and put things in logical, labeled boxes that help us comprehend the world.

Why shouldn’t the same be true for the artist?

Use our new interactive benchmarking tool to understand how your artists perform compared to their peers.


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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