a 2 i m

Annual Events

A2IM Indie Week is a four-day international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. Featuring keynotes, panels, exclusive networking sessions, and more, Indie Week has historically drawn an attendance of over 1200 participants from over 30 countries.

The Libera Awards is the largest Independent music award show globally. It celebrates the successes of the independent music community, from the artists that create the music to the labels that release and promote it.

Add to Calendar

EVENTS

Upcoming Events

INDIESCUSSION: OPTIMIZING REVENUE THROUGH VIDEOS PRESENTED BY LYRICFIND

Online
Thursday, May 23, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

With the sheer volume of music being produced, artists are looking for ways to stand out among the endless waves of content. LyricFind’s SVP of Sales, Roy Hennig, and Rotor Videos’ CEO, Diarmuid Moloney, will discuss how the company is bridging this gap with Videos By LyricFind! Discover how this powerful solution allows artists to promote their music, engage with fans and reach wider audiences through stunning video content. Optimizing revenue through videos has never been easier and looked so good!

INDIESCUSSION: DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS: NAVIGATING MUSIC DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING

Online
Thursday, May 30, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

In this A2IM Indiescussion webinar, the Symphonic team will discuss how independent artists can effectively distribute their music across various digital platforms and implement marketing tactics to build a strong online presence and connect with their target audience.

Past Events

A2IM MEMBER SOCIAL HOSTED BY DISCO

Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Sept 20, 2023
5 PM – 7 PM
https://www.disco.ac/

Come and mingle with A2IM members and our friends at DISCO while you sip on a selection of cold beverages available on-site. Richard Burgess and Lisa Hresko will be in town and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Log in to the Info Hub for more details and RSVP here.

MUMBAI: A2IM MIXER WITH LYRICFIND & PUNTILLA

Mumbai, India
Friday, Sept 8, 2023
7 PM – 10 PM

Meet this year’s A2IM delegation at All About Music in Mumbai for drinks and appetizers from 7-10 pm this Friday! More details + RSVP here.

https://www.lyricfind.com/

https://puntilla.us/

ALL ABOUT MUSIC

Mumbai, India
September 7-9, 2023
All About Music

A2IM is organizing a trade delegation to All About Music in Mumbai, India! This unique members-only experience is designed to further A2IM member export and international relations – and will be our first-ever entrance into the Indian market!

A2IM X SYMPHONIC PRESENTS: AMERICANA OPEN-HOUSE: BLOODIES AND MIMOSAS

Nashville, TN
Thursday, Sept 21, 2023
Symphonic

Join members of A2IM and Symphonic in Nashville during AMERICANAFEST on September 21, 2023! More information and RSVP here.

REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL

Hamburg, Germany
September 18-23, 2023
https://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/

A2IM is organizing a trade delegation to the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany! We have invited A2IM members to participate in this unique experience including “The Berlin Experience” from September 18-19 and a loosely organized itinerary during Reeperbahn Festival from September 20-23!

Join A2IM and Symphonic’s B2Beer Garden Happy Hour on Friday, Sept. 22 from 5-6:30 at Weingarten at Spielbudenplatz 26, 20359 Hamburg, Germany. Open to all RBF badge holders.

MEET THE A2IM BOARD AT SUB POP!

Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM PDT
https://www.subpop.com/

A2IM members are invited to come enjoy food and drinks while you meet the current Board of Directors and Advisory Board at the Sub Pop offices in Seattle on Wednesday, October 18 from 4-6pm. A2IM CEO/President Richard Burgess and General Manager Lisa Hresko will be present.

Not a member? Email [email protected] if you’re interested in attending!

WEBINAR:
THE FUTURE OF ROYALTY PAYMENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE REVOLUTION FOR RIGHTS HOLDERS WEBINAR: PRESENTED BY REVELATOR

Online
Postponed – New date TBD
https://tinyurl.com/revelator-a2im

Imagine a future where every asset directly translates to instant, automated royalty distributions for artists, publishers, record labels, and all stakeholders involved. Join Bruno Guez from Revelator as he introduces a transformative solution to solve the challenges related to speed, transparency, and clarity in royalty payments and IP ownership. Discover how our industry can overcome traditional barriers and unlock the full potential of IP revenue streams.

Register here.

INSTAGRAM LIVE: Q&A WITH PAOLA MARINONE OF BUZZMYVIDEOS

Online
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023
Watch it here

Paola is a successful entrepreneur currently based in London, with an international career in technology. Having worked for Google & YouTube in its early days and then founded BuzzMyVideos, Paola has been an active leader and change maker in the online video industry.

Together with her cofounder Bengu Atamer, ex Google/YouTube manager as well, Paola has been dedicating the last few years in scaling growth and revenue for various industries, with a special focus on Music & Premium Brands.

WEBINAR:
VEVO FOR ARTISTS

Online
Thursday, Nov 9, 2023
2:00 PM EST
RSVP Here
vevo

Vevo for Artists was created as an accessible-for-all central hub for artists and their teams, providing in-depth learning on how to leverage Vevo’s extensive network in order to multiply growth and maximize exposure. Emory Granat, Vevo’s Manager of Growth Strategy and Optimization, will provide behind the scenes insight to Vevo’s upload process, editorial opportunities, audience viewing habits, sales and research capabilities, as well as a walkthrough of the Vevo for Artists platform.

WEBINAR: A2IM BENEFITS STORE

Online
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023
Two Sessions: 12pm ET & 3pm ET
RSVP for 12pm

Join A2IM and our health care partners on Wednesday, Nov. 29 to learn about all of your coverage options within the A2IM Benefits Store – from personal item protection to pet insurance, bundle away!

RSVP for 12pm ET | RSVP for 3pm ET

A2IM HAPPY HOUR AT LATE GREAT!

Nashville, TN
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
Register Here

Members are invited to join A2IM President & CEO, Richard James Burgess for an evening of drinks and mingling at the cozy speakeasy Late Great located inside Nashville’s Virgin Hotel! Come engage with like-minded music lovers working in the independent space while you sip on a (free) drink or two! 🍻 Come early for bevs, stay for the conversation. RSVP Required.

A2IM x WARM present
Airwaves Unleashed:
Workshop on Global Radio Monitoring

Online
Thursday, Jan 18, 2024
1PM – 2PM EST
RSVP Here

Elevate your understanding of the radio airplay landscape! WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor) is teaming up with A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) for an enlightening workshop focused on empowering independent music professionals in the radio domain. Explore cutting-edge radio monitoring techniques, decode global broadcasting trends, and discover how to maximize exposure for independent artists. Whether you’re a label executive, artist manager, or radio enthusiast, this workshop promises valuable insights and actionable strategies to amplify your presence on the airwaves. Join us for an hour of knowledge-sharing and collaborative growth in the dynamic world of radio play.

Join using this link: https://americanassociationofindependentmusic.growthzoneapp.com/ap/Events/Register/nPe896Op?mode=Attendee

Tuning into Tech: Navigating Music Copyrights with AI

Online
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Register Here

Presented by A2IM and MatchTuneUnravel the fascinating world of music copyright protection in this MatchTune webinar. Discover how emerging technologies are creating undetectable infringements, such as AI deepfakes & unlicensed covers, and why these are rendering current detection methods less effective. Join us as we examine the limitations of audio fingerprinting & Content ID, and delve into the necessity of AI solutions like Covernet in revolutionizing copyright protection and fostering a sustainable future for the music industry. 

Indiescussion: Maximize Your SiriusXM Royalties with ShineX’s Insider Strategies

Online
Thursday, February 15, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Register Here

Join us for an enlightening webinar hosted by ShineX and its founder, Guillaume Drouin, in collaboration with A2IM. In this webinar, you’ll dive into the intricacies of SiriusXM royalties – understanding how they are generated, collected, and optimized.

INDIESCUSSION: CAN TIKTOK SHOP MAKE YOUR RECORDS AND MERCH GO VIRAL?

Online
Thursday, February 22, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Register Here

Presented by PushTok, a TikTok Shop Webinar – Can TikTok Shop Make Your Records and Merch Go Viral? In this webinar we’ll talk about TikTok Shop, how to use affiliates on TikTok to make sales and most importantly – how to craft content to sell more records and merchandise!

INDIES TAKE ATLANTA!

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Register Here

🎶 Please join the local A2IM community for an evening of networking and drinks with friends and colleagues in the local music industry! A2IM is looking to grow our community of music service providers and label members in the Atlanta area.

SF BAY AREA: A2IM MEMBER MIXER

SF Bay Area
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Register Here

Calling all Bay-area members! We’re excited to be hosting our first-ever member’s only mixer in the Bay with our friends, Associate Members Boomy and Regalias Digitales. Join us on Wednesday, February 28th from 6-8pm (PST) for drinks, snacks and networking with other A2IM community members!

Please note that the space is limited capacity and registration will close once capacity is reached. Secure your spot ASAP! 

INDIESCUSSION: LEVERAGING DRAG-AND-DROP AI TO CREATE NEW REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES

Online
Thursday, February 29, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Register Here

Matt Henninger from Music.AI will share insights on how labels, distributors, tech providers, and artists can use complementary AI tools to extract additional value for their businesses. Matt will also demonstrate how the codeless Music.AI platform is being used by labels and distributors in-market today to drive new revenue and licensing opportunities.

A2IM LOS ANGELES MEMBER MIXER

Studio City
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Register Here

We’re teaming up with our friends at Monstercat to host Los Angeles area members for an evening mixer! Come meet A2IM members old and new, listen to tunes provided by the Monstercat team, and connect with A2IM’s General Manager, Lisa Hresko!

A2IM Austin Breakfast Social presented by Downtown and FUGA

Austin, TX
Thursday, March 14, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Register Here

Join us for great coffee, breakfast and even BETTER conversation in the thick of SXSW at our annual networking breakfast! On Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT at Parkside – 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. 

INDIESCUSSION: HIGH-QUALITY DOLBY ATMOS MADE AFFORDABLE WITH AMPLIFY STUDIOS

Online
Thursday, March 21, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Join us at Amplify Studios for an insightful session on navigating the evolving landscape of music streaming with Dolby Atmos.

INDIESCUSSION: VIBERATE MUSIC DATA ANALYTICS FOR INDIES AND ARTISTS Presented by Viberate

Online
Thursday, March 28, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Join us for a very hands-on showcase of one of the world’s most popular music data analytics services, Viberate.

INDIESCUSSION: PLAYLIST SERVICING VS PLAYLIST PROMOTION Presented by DPG Worldwide

Online
Thursday, April 4, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Embark on an insightful discussion with DPG Worldwide’s Andrea Young (CEO) and Erin Kinghorn (Managing Partner), as they delve into the intricacies of the playlist ecosystem and the dynamic landscape of DSPs.

A2IM Benefits Webinar

Online
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
1:00 PM ET
Register Here

Please join us for a webinar highlighting everything about the A2IM Benefits Store! With your membership you have access to affordable health coverage and more.

Indiescussion: Harmonizing Finances: Navigating Advances and Fundamentals for Creatives

Online
Thursday, April 18, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Are you a creative looking to take control of your financial future and maximize your earnings? Join Peter Harvey, Co-Founder of RoyFi & Celines Barrington, Founder of Independence Wealth Managers, for a special seminar, “Harmonizing Finances: Navigating Advances and Fundamentals for Creatives,” where they will explore essential strategies and principles to help you explore advances and achieve financial success in the industry.

INDIESCUSSION: CHOREOGRAPHED SPORTS AND PERFORMING ARTS Presented by ClicknClear

Online
Thursday, April 25, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Speakers Chantal Epp (Founder & CEO) and David Walsh (Director) will explain the licensing issues faced by this market.

Indies Take NYC!

New York, NY
Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
RSVP Here

Join A2IM alongside Queer Capita for an evening of mingling at NYC’s Little Rebel! Let loose with fellow members of the local music community by joining us for conversation and cocktails. Please note this event is free, but the bar is cash onlyRSVP is required for this event.

INDIESCUSSION: DELIVERY AS A COMMODITY: WHY GETTING MUSIC TO DSPS SHOULDN’T BREAK THE BANK

Online
Thursday, May 9, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Register Here

Today, independent labels and artists are required to pay a premium to get their music uploaded to DSPs for their fans to hear. While that makes sense when distributors are providing additional services along with delivery, the time has come to recognize the act of simply sending music to DSPs as a commodity. By doing so, we free independent labels and artists to spend their money where it really matters: promoting that music so people actually listen to it. In this webinar, Edward Ginis, Co-Founder and Chief Client Officer at OpenPlay will share how OpenPlay is helping to make this a reality, all while providing a best-in-class content management system that keeps users organized and compliant with industry standards.

A2IM TAKES NASHVILLE, PRESENTED BY SYMPHONIC

Nashville, TN
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
RSVP Here

Hey A2IM Members in town for Music Biz: Join us for an evening cocktail hour with our friends at Concord, presented by our partners at Symphonic. You’re invited to one of the most popular events happening during the week of Music Biz! Join other A2IM Members and key members of the independent sector for a night of connection. A huge thank you to Symphonic for making this event possible!