Protecting and promoting the independent sector since 2005.
A2IM is a leading voice of independent music whose mission is to:
Promote growth, awareness, and opportunities for independent music through advocacy, education and community.
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of 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, 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, Paul McCartney, 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.