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January Monthly Round-Up!

January Monthly Round-Up!

Statement from CEO Richard James Burgess:

Dear Members,

Happy New Year and here’s looking for a prosperous 2017 for you all.

I think we can confidently say that this will be a year of change with an all-new and, potentially very different, administration in power. Fortunately, by now, we are well adapted to change in the music industry and the independent sector in particular.

Already this year we have seen Billboard and Nielsen announce a shift of some genre charts to a consumption basis and, with the increasing dominance of streaming audio, that trend will continue. BuzzAngle’s recent assessment of yet another increase, in the independent sector’s market share, to 35.1% augurs well for all of us.

Let the games begin.

Richard James Burgess CEO A2IM

Behind The Scenes

  • Ending the year at 425 Labels, A2IM officially has its largest number of Label Members to date!
  • Patrick & Richard hosted a successful town hall meeting with our members at Spotify offices with Troy Carter in Los Angeles!
  • Patrick presented at the Redeye Label Hang in North Carolina
  • Alex is taking over our Associate Member Spotlights – please reach out to her directly for yours!
  • Richard attended the SoundExchange Board Meeting in Los Angeles & hosted a Pandora roundtable with some of our Label Members
  • We welcomed several new members: Communion Records, Inspired Studios, Swoon City Records, Wichita Recordings, Little Dickman Records & PaperCup Music!
  • Marcus & Alex have set up the Libera Awards & Indie Week to be ON SALE
  • Marcus has set up a new & seamless way for our members to submit for the Libera Awards – Nominate now!
  • Sheryl confirmed the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center for our venue for Indie Week 2017 & started our first Indie Week Committee!
  • Alex will be in Seattle on February 2, 2017 for our PACNW Chapter Event! Make sure to RSVP here!
  • Sky has been meeting direct with brands over the past month and will soon be reaching out to our membership about a few new opportunities for 2017. He is also currently in the process of setting up a Brand Partnership Committee. Feel free to reach out to him directly if you’d like to join the Brand Partnership Committee or learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities with A2IM!
  • Want to see all of our day to day happenings? Check our Twitter for constant updates!

Events Coming Up 

News Recap

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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.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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