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Listen To the A2IM Education Committee’s Inaugural Webinar: Issues Facing the A2IM Board in 2018

On Wednesday, January 31st, A2IM’s Education Committee kicked off their monthly series with a webinar titled “Issues Facing the A2IM Board in 2018”.

In this presentation Portia Sabin (President, Kill Rock Stars & A2IM Board Member) spoke with Darius Van Arman (Co-Owner, Secretly Label Group & A2IM Board President) about issues facing the A2IM board. The agenda is below.
Listen here:
  • Anti-trust Protocols **
  • Approval of the minutes **
  • Music Modernization Act (the MMA)
  • Washington DC meetings with Congresspersons Nadler and Goodlatte
  • Libera Awards
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Artists who will perform – Striving for diversity
    • Potential hosts
  • Indie Week – Keynote
  • Independence Month
  • Indie Label Identification
  • SDARS, i.e. the satellite radio rate proceedings ruling by copyright board judges
  • Board Elections
** Due to a glitch, our recording begins at the 3rd Agenda Item, Music Modernization Act. The two items that did not make the recording were mentioned to illustrate what takes place during A2IM board meetings.
  • Anti-Trust Protocols – Every board meeting begins with the reading of the Anti-Trust protocols.
  • Approval of Minutes – Every meeting includes a vote by the board for approval of the previous board meeting’s minutes.

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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