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  1. A2IM Head Bengloff Strikes Out at Majors, RIAA, Amazon and YouTube in Keynote

    June 20, 2014 8:47 AM EDT In his keynote address, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said that the trade group's board members cited the main issue their business is facing is how music licensing transactions were evolving and the concept of digital breakage. "Breakage ...

  2. YouTube Confirms Subscription Service Imminent, Warns of Takedowns

    June 17, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 71 4.982 k 303 0 YouTube has confirmed it is close to launching its music subscription service, even as it in the process of pulling down some of the biggest indie label acts in a dispute over payments. Google Transfers VP of Engineering Venkat Panchapake ...

  3. A2IM Partners With eMusic for Fan Voting at Libera Awards

    March 21, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A2IM's newly-minted indie-centric Libera Awards (or the "Libbies," as A2IM is calling them) are partnering with eMusic to sponsor an "Up and Comer" category at the award show this June. The category will be split into two ...

  4. A2IM's Rich Bengloff Chats About the Buzz In Austin

    March 15, 2012 6:10 PM EDT A2IM President Rich Bengloff paused to talk to Billboard.biz following the "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" panel at SXSW Music, where he was in town to attend the 7th annual A2IM member's breakfast Thursday morning. The breakfast b ...

  5. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  6. Backbeat: Topspin CEO Ian Rogers' Haircut Heard 'Round The World @ A2IM MIDEM Party

    January 31, 2012 5:40 PM EST On Monday, the American Assn. of Independent Music held the second of its three MIDEM cocktail parties at Riviera Hall. Among those in attendance was a figure who prompted double-takes when he took the stage earlier in the day to host MIDEM's ...

  7. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  8. Backbeat: A2IM's NYC Holiday Bash Buzzing About UMG's EMI Acquisition, Hip-Hop Indies

    December 08, 2011 11:14 AM EST The Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills, on the left, and Tenth Street Entertainment chairman/CEO Allen Kovac trade industry war stories. (Photo by Sheryl Cohen.) Retail Track made an appearance at the A2IM holiday bash at the Village Pourhouse in ...

  9. Backbeat: Indies Mix, Do Business at A2IM Event in NYC

    November 01, 2011 7:30 AM EDT A2IM President Rich Bengloff with Robot of the Century Publishing CEO Doug Keogh. Beyond Oblivion's Tamara Zachary and Ryan Lafferty (far right) prepare for their A2IM pre-CMJ event presentation. A2IM hosted about 200 members at its annual CM ...

  10. Business Matters: Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On

    April 25, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On -- At the same time an Amazon Web Services outage wreaked havoc on websites and Internet services last week, Sony's PlayStation and Qriocity networks were experiencing unre ...

  11. Constantine Roussos Guest Post: How .music Will Save the Industry

    February 15, 2011 2:33 PM EST Editor's Note: Constantine Roussos is the entrepreneur behind the proposed .music top-level domain name initiative. His effort began in 2001, when his business plan for .music won top prize at the USC Entrepreneur Program. He's since bec ...

  12. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  13. GlassNote Pulls Act From LimeWire Event

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The shots keep firing in the ongoing controversy over a reception that P2P service provider LimeWire is hosting at the Digital Music Forum East conference. A2IM member GlassNote has decided to pull its act Justin Nozuka from performing at the even ...

  14. Indies Group Takes Stand, Will Not Sip Wine From LimeWire’s Open Bar

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A2IM president Richard Bengloff sent an e-mail to over a dozen members attending this week’s Digital Music Forum East conference highly critical of participating companies LimeWire and Myxer. While it stopped short of outright recommending that me ...

  15. Music & Money: Digitalization And Investing In Indies

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digitalization of the music industry plays well in the indie label sector, according to a panelist at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium. Richard Bengloff, president of A2IM trade association for independent labels and distributors, sai ...

  16. NARM Coverage: Opening Address

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While music retailers continues to face what National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio termed "seismic shifts in our business," the April 30-May 2 convention convened with music merchants and label partners resolved t ...