It’s SXSW Panel Picker voting time!
A2IM members can contribute your panels up for consideration here, and we will compile circulate a list of A2IM member-submitted discussions prior to the voting deadline of November 20, 2020. We encourage you to support your independent peers.
You can also consider A2IM team submitted panels:
- Stories Of Resilience: Facing 2020 As An Indie: In this discussion, A2IM is joined by members of the independent sector to examine the toll that 2020 took on the independent label community as a whole. Speakers will critically analyze how their labels have managed to stay afloat and maintain relevance amid a global pandemic and a subsequent deconstruction of the industry as we knew it. With Alyssa Mark (A2IM), Rosie Lopez (Tommy Boy Music), Trevor Peterson (Fire Talk Records), Robert Filomena (Nacional Records).
- Virtual Sponsorships: What Are You Selling: How do you keep your sponsors when you can’t hold your event? In a world where virtual events may be the new normal, being able to provide sponsors with value is a matter of creativity and communication. With Courtnay Moriarty (A2IM), Dmitri Vietze (Music Tectonics), and Danna Strong (Thriving Roots).
- STreaming and Discovering Indie Music in 2021: This panel will examine the relationship between the streaming services that millions of fans use to listen to music and the indie musicians who have tapped into these innovations to connect in never before possible ways, weaving together data and real-world experience. Panelists will share both a macro view and personal insights about what it means to democratize the music industry. With Richard James Burgess (A2IM), Garrett Levin (DiMA), Marisa Fair (Pandora), and Madeline Nelson (Heads Music).
See you at SXSW in March!
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.