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Member Spotlight: Indie Advance

A2IM Associate Member Spotlight: Indie Advance

Indie Advance lives and breathes our core values and they are the foundation of our work ethic.

COMMITMENT:  IA is committed to your project’s success and will always work 100% on your behalf.

INTEGRITY:  IA’s foundation is integrity. IA will honor your project and treat you and your music with the respect it deserves while maintaining our highest principles

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT:  IA and it’s partners come from an Independent background and have a fierce loyalty to the creative process, developing and nurturing the essence of you, the artist.

Indie Advance makes an explosive foray into the world of DSP’s with an exceptionally easy and friendly user interface, offering distribution to over 150 platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tencent, Tik Tok, Tidal and many more. The Indie Advance system pays out 100% artist earnings directly to each participant via a unique split payout feature, even if all contributors are not subscribed.  The DIY, intuitive dashboard delivers back to the artist: music identification, fingerprinting, analytics, marketing reports, as well as unparalleled customer support. The system accepts high quality audio up to 192kHz 24 bit and will soon be available on native Android and iOS, with multiple language capabilities.

The cost for stand alone distribution is $24.99 a year for unlimited uploads to all DSP affiliates, with NO hidden costs. (For artists who purchase any of Indie Advance’s services, unlimited distribution is included).

In addition to distribution services, Indie Advance is creating a buzz with their affordable marketing solutions, such as business strategies, education, Spotify play-listing, social media and fan base growth, sync pitching, contract reviews, and many other services. Our goal is to equip and encourage independent artists and bands to fully control their own musical destiny, leading to the creation of a “middle class”, where they can sustain a quality lifestyle doing what musicians do…..CREATE! Indie Advance believes creating this ecosystem contributes to a more healthy and balanced industry, as we continue to move into a self-sustaining environment.

The rapid growth of the indie market and the enormous amount of music being produced has made artist discovery and monetization that much more difficult. For a musician to connect with new fans and ultimately grow their brand, experienced guidance and support is necessary.  Under one umbrella, IA offers everything an artist needs to navigate the complexities of the industry, from education and services, to world class distribution. We want musicians to feel like Indie Advance is their 2nd home.” says Founder/CEO Tom Callahan.

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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