The American Association of Independent Music is a leading voice of independent music whose mission is to:
Promote growth, awareness, and opportunities for independent music through
A2IM represents and advocates for Independent sector’s interests in government and legislative issues, multilateral trade negotiations, and mainstream media.
A2IM creates educational programs for Independent music professionals of all levels. From weekly webinars and mentorship programs to our Indie Week conference, our best teachers are our members.
A2IM represents a diverse group of over 600 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.
Our members get exclusive discounts to some of the biggest music industry events in the world as well as premium (or exclusive) access to our flagship events.
A2IM Indie Week
a premier Independent music conference in NYC
The Independent music community comes together every year in New York City for A2IM Indie Week.
A2IM Indie Week is an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music.
The A2IM Libera Awards started in 2012 at Le Poisson Rouge with about 300 guests and 12 awards were given. Six years later the awards have more than doubled and the attendees tripled. With Independent music representing 37.32% of the U.S. music market share, the growth of the awards show is a direct reflection of the strength of the independent community.
The Libera Awards exist to celebrate the successes of the independent music community – the artists that create the music and the labels that invest their heart, soul and money while using our experience and relationships to promote and monetize the music, thus furthering the artists’ careers and rewarding our fans with the diverse music that they love.
digital and synch licensing conference in California
Over 100 A2IM member independent labels, publishers, synch houses, managers, and more will take part in an afternoon of curated executive one-on-one meetings to connect the independent music community the U.S.’s top music supervisors.
Newly added, A2IM’s digital capacity program provides the opportunity to learn about opportunity and developments at workshops from the leading digital service providers and digital marketplaces.
During the holidays, and throughout the year, you'll find the best and brightest that Indie music has to offer mingling at an A2IM event.
Indie Holiday and Indie Mixers are thrown every year in New York City, Nashville, LA, and more. While our holiday parties are for members only, join us for a mixer to network with your fellow music professionals, meet the A2IM team, and learn more about what our community is all about.
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