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July Monthly Round Up

Behind The Scenes

  • CEO Richard James Burgess is down in Australia! He is attending the first AIR Indie-Con Australia and he spoke on the panel “Where’s My F–ing Money?” where he gave the inside scoop on where indies should be looking to ensure they are getting their fair share… from neighboring rights to blanket licensing deals and where the money flows.
  • Patrick recently led A2IM’s presentation at iHeartMedia’s Rock and Urban Summits at the iHeartRadio Theater in NYC. Label Members that participated included: Polyvinyl Records, Hopeless Records, Dangerbird Records, Partisan Records, Mascot Label Group, Sumerian Records, Nacional Records, SRG-ILS Group, Radikal Records, and RTJ Music, Inc. A big thanks to them for yet another successful summit showcasing incredible music from the independent community!
  • Team A2IM attended the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) featuring panelists from our members including Symphonic Distribution, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Altafonte, The Orchard, Regalias Digitales, and Industria Works
  • Sheryl Cohen was invited by MOME to speak on a panel to discuss careers in the entertainment business with NYC interns!
  • We started a new Associate Member Updates section! You can put in your company updates HERE to be included in the weekly newsletter
  • Team A2IM attending a New Music Seminar Session on Where Does Ad-Supported Music Fit in the New Music Industry Ecosystem? The session was led by Tom Silverman of Tommy Boy and panelist included A2IM members from YouTube, iHeart, Pandora, and SoundExchange.
  • Our friends at Amsterdam Dance Event have extended a discount to A2IM Members! If you’re interested in attending, you can read about it here!
  • This month we welcomed the following to #TeamA2IM: +1 Records, Exploration, Spacecar, Precision Pressing Plant, and SongVest

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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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