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October Monthly Round Up

Behind The Scenes

  • First of all… A2IM has reached an all time record of 500 LABEL MEMBERS!! A2IM is larger than ever and constantly growing – thank you to our entire community, we are all stronger together. See here for how it makes us feel.
  • We welcomed new members this month: PE Entertainment, T&R Recordings, Blue Élan Records, Red Raven Records, Point Records, Diggers Factory, Fresh Goods Music
  • October was pretty busy, we announced A2IM Indie Week presented by SoundExchange in partnership with BuzzAngle as well as the Libera Awards and hosted a happy hour party for our friends in NYC
  • Both Lisa and Richard spoke on panels during Mondo.NYC. Richard was invited by the RIAA to present and Lisa was on a panel focusing on women in the music business
  • Patrick headed out to Amsterdam for ADE where he curated and moderated a panel on Independent labels in the electronic market with some of our members
  • Richard was down in DC on the Hill several times in October for meetings with Congress
  • The whole A2IM team headed down to Nashville for our annual board retreat with our talented board of directors. Check out our Instagram for some photos! 
  • Richard also was across the pond in Paris for MaMA, speaking on how indies grow business in a digital world along with Paul Pacifico from AIM
  • All of our holiday parties have been announced!! NYC, L.A. & Nashville – Make sure to RSVP and celebrate with #TeamA2IM!
  • Following us on Twitter? Updates, photos & even some shenanigans here and there

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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.
For information about how to join our community, see here.