As part of A2IM Independents Month, we’re featuring Patrick Ferrell with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) on this episode of Music Biz 101. A2IM has been instrumental in the growth of Symphonic because of the seemingly endless opportunities they have given us as an organization. A2IM helps the independent music community improve their businesses by promoting access and parity through advocacy, education and connection-building with one another and affiliated businesses.
We highly recommend you check them out and consider joining them! They have truly helped shape the voice for the independent creative and small business class in the US.
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About A2IM //
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of over 500 Independently owned American record labels. A2IM’s independent community includes music labels of all sizes and staffing levels across the United States, from Hawaii to Florida, representing musical genres as diverse as our membership, including Bluegrass, Blues, Children’s, Classical, Comedy, Country, Dance/electronic, Gospel, Folk, Hawaiian, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, New Age, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Roots, Soca/Caribbean, Traditional American, World, and more.
“Independent” doesn’t refer to a specific genre of music, nor does it mean lesser-known artists. For example, A2IM member labels have issued music releases by artists including Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Adele, Alabama Shakes, Arcade Fire, Run the Jewels, Bon Iver, and many others.
A2IM supports a key segment of America’s creative class and small business community. As an organization, they are committed to protecting the value of America’s Independent musical contributions and influence.
A2IM is uniquely positioned to serve as a central voice for a diverse community of Independent labels operating within the United States. The A2IM organization represents Independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community.
You can join the convo online by following/using #IndieMonth!
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