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2022 bima fellows


The Black Independent Music Accelerator (BIMA) is a fellowship initiative created by The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) with the intention of fighting for social and economic justice within the music industry by amplifying independent, Black-owned music businesses. 


Since the organization’s inception in 2005, A2IM’s primary remit has been to level the playing field between major labels and their independent counterparts. In a rightful extension of that initial mission, BIMA aims to serve as a platform for Black-owned independent music companies to grow their business, expand their network, and gain access to invaluable educational resources from some of the industry’s thought leaders. 


  • January 10th, 2022 – Applications OPEN for BIMA Program 2022

  • January 24th, 2022 – Applications CLOSE for BIMA Program 2022

  • February 28th, 2022 – Accepted Fellows Announced

  • March 1st, 2022 – BIMA Program 2022 begins

2022 BIMA Advisory Council

Justice Sponsors

Equity Sponsors

Balance Sponsors