A2IM Announces Official Dates For 2019 Indie Week

Independent music advocacy group A2IM announced on Tuesday (Nov. 4) that their 2019 Indie Week will take place on June 17-20 at The New York Law School. 

This year's Indie Week will be a follow-up to last year's mission for equality and representation, with ceo Dr. Richard James Burgess pledging to make at least 50% of all positions including performers, presenters, crew, panelists and more held by women, in addition to his pledge to make all positions paid, a departure from previous years' that relied on volunteers. 

“Fairness and a level playing field for all are mission imperatives for A2IM," Dr. Burgess said in a statement. "It is with this mindset that we strive to support and advocate for gender balance, general diversification of our workforce at all levels, and equitable compensation. A year ago, we consciously committed to these principles and achieved our initial goal by June 2018. We want a truly just workplace for all and A2IM will double down to recognize talent, without bias. This is congruent with our dedication to ensuring that music creators are compensated fairly by all platforms for any use of their music.” 

A2IM's 2019 Indie Week will consist of four days of talks, workshops, panels and more by music industry leaders, offering educational and networking opportunities to those who attend. The week-long event will conclude with the annual Libera Awards. 

Tickets are already on sale, with preferred pricing available for A2IM members. 

A2IM is a non-profit organization that promotes business opportunities, representation and other resources for independent music labels across the United States. Members include artists like Taylor SwiftMumford & SonsThe LumineersAdele and more who have released music under labels within the nonprofit organization which also works to protect artists' interests in the media, marketplace and government. 


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