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Trade Organization

Mission Statement: 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 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, we are committed to protecting the value of America’s Independent musical contributions and influence.



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New york, New York 10002


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Ross Ford

Manager, Systems & Analytics
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Courtnay Newman

Manager, Member Services & Partnerships
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Lisa Hresko

Sr. Director, Member Services and Int'l Relations
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Sheryl Cohen

Senior Director, Culture & Oversight
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Richard James Burgess

Rosie Sherman

Social Media and Events Associate

Evan Plake

Membership Coordinator

Brian Pacris

Manager, Member Services & Partnerships

Alyssa Mark

Director, Label Member Relations