A2IM helps Independent music labels improve business by promoting access and parity through advocacy, education and connection-building with one another and affiliated businesses.

A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 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, we 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.

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Press Clippings

45 Music Festivals Pledge Gender-Equal Lineups by 2022 (Pitchfork)

45 Music Festivals Pledge Gender-Equal Lineups by 2022 (Diffuser)

45 Music Festivals Pledging For Gender-Balanced Lineups by 2022 is Long Overdue (Fuse)

45 Music Festivals Pledge Lineups That Will Feature as Many Women as Men by 2022 (Track Record)

Music Festivals Pinky Promise to Make Their Lineups ‘Gender Equal’ by 2022 (The Muse)

45 music festivals pledge gender-balanced lineups by 2022 (Fader)

45 music festivals pledge gender-equal lineups by 2022 (The Daily Dot)

Nearly 50 Music Festivals Promise Gender-Equal Lineups By 2022 (NYLON)

These Music Festivals Promise to Establish More Gender-Equal Lineups (Complex)

Dozens of Music Festivals Pledge Gender-Equal Lineups by 2022 (Paste Magazine)

Festivals make pledge towards gender-balanced line-ups by 2022 (NME)


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Kiva Kamerling – kiva@thepresshouse.com