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Indies Still #1; Independent Market Share Was 34.4% in 2015!

According to Billboard Magazine, 2015’s year-end Nielsen Music statistics (based on label ownership) reveal that Independent labels were 34.4% of the overall U.S. recorded music industry.Once again, the Independent Music market share surpassed any of the major label groups in sales.

Congrats to XL (who signed and developed Adele – the #1 album of 2015), Big Machine (who scored the #2 album  of 2015 with Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’), 300 Entertainment (Fetty Wap’s self-title album was the #10 best selling album of 2015), and to all of our members for a another great year for Independents.

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.