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Did You Know? A2IM Member #FunFacts

Did You Know? On January 7 and 8, 1996, a blizzard hit the Charlottesville region, leaving a whopping 22 inches of snow on the ground. Jagjaguar’s founder Darius Van Arman found himself stranded for several nights at his job in an adult-care facility. The unexpected overtime pay that he received became the seed money that funded Jagjaguar’s first release!

Happy 25th Anniversary Darius Van Arman and the Secretly Team!
image via https://twitter.com/jagjaguwar

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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.

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