A2IM Virtual Indie Week 2020: Start Watching (or Re-Watching Now) The Panels Now!
Thank you to the independent music community for making our first ever, virtual A2IM Indie Week a success! While the move from IRL to virtual presented challenges, we were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive responses that we received from our attendees via emails, phone calls, and our official Indie Week survey.
If you were unable to join us this year or if you were able to join us but wanted to re-watch any of the panels, now is your chance. Between now and the end of the year, we will be releasing two new videos per week on our official A2IM YouTube channel, A2IM Indie Week 2020 Playlist.
- We’re kicking things off with three videos.
- Spotlight On Finance: What’s Your Business Worth? Featured Speaker, Glen Barros, leads a conversation on the financial structure of a business. Where does value come from? How do you determine it? Learn the financial tools to assess your company’s worth, to keep it strong, and to set up your future so that, if you decide to expand or exit, you can.
- Embracing AI: Forecasting Changes in How We Create and Interact with Music: An overview of how machine learning will impact music businesses.
- Are We Moving Towards a Genre-Less Industry?
Do labels, who are no longer beholden to narrow radio formats, but must please the algorithmic gods, have wider latitude to categorize their artist’s music? What does genre mean in 2020?
Check back here each week, or go directly to our Official A2IM YouTube Channel; Indie Week 2020 Playlist to see what’s new!
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.