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A2IM Charts A Course For The Future Of Indie Music July 10, 2009

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

Here is a statistic that says a lot about the state of independent music, or the music industry as a whole.

Only 6000 of the 105,000 albums released in 2008
sold more than 1000 copies

A2IM, The American Association of Independent Music, used its 4th Anniversary to look forward and create a road map for the future of independent music.

The 4th Anniversary conference took place this past week in New York City attracting reps from labels diverse in size and genre as: folk labels from America, punk labels from Europe, rock labels from the UK, as well as representatives from Australian, German, Dutch, Mexican, New Zealand, and Japanese indie organizations and A2IM member labels from across the country.

A2IM’s President, Rich Bengloff, capped the first day of talks with an impassioned plea for labels to think about their individual approaches to everything from radio play to online placements, and to consider the risk of cannibalizing themselves in the name of promotion.

Here are the suggestions they proposed:


What do you think of the course that A2IM’s members are charting for the future of indie music?



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