Association of Independent Music

  1. Worldwide Independent Network Announces 'Independent Manifesto'

    January 29, 2013 2:55 PM EST Yesterday at MIDEM, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) introduced its Independent Manifesto and the formation of a global council. The document (below) sets out the organization’s core principles to guide the global independent music sector. ...

  2. Martin Mills, Beggars Group CEO, Honored by IMPALA

    February 02, 2012 5:23 PM EST Martin Mills, founder and CEO of the Beggars Group, has been awarded the 2011 IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award, in recognition of his achievements in the independent sector. Mills, who set-up Beggars Banquet in 1974, initially as a London cha ...

  3. LabelLove Campaign Launched to Raise Money for Labels Affected by Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT A campaign has been initiated to raise money for the labels that were affected by the fire that destroyed Sony's distribution center in London Monday night, according to The Guardian . The LabelLove website allows fans to donate money to the ...

  4. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  5. A2IM Disputes Billboard/SoundScan's Label Market-Share Methodology -- What Do You Think?

    March 03, 2011 12:08 PM EST (Following is an op-ed article from American Association of Independent Music President Rich Bengloff, in which he outlines the organization's disagreement with the methodology that Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan use to calculate label marke ...

  6. Rough Trade's Jeannette Lee Speaks Out On 'Sexist' Biz

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jeannette Lee, co-founder/joint director of the iconic U.K. independent music group Rough Trade, last night (April 21) attacked the music industry for still being sexist in the 21st century. Lee and her Rough Trade business partne ...

  7. We7 Hits 2 Million Users

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music streaming service We7 reports that is has now exceeded two million U.K. users per month. This includes one million site users, and one million unique users via 'Play Anywhere' partnerships with media brands includ ...

  8. U.K.'s AIM Links Up With A2IM

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie trade body AIM is linking up with its U.S. counterpart A2IM to provide reciprocal access to a range of online resources on each market. Both groups are already members of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), but this will begin a ne ...

  9. Wenham Extends Reign At WIN

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The board of international independent music association WIN has unanimously requested that Alison Wenham continue to head the organization in the newly created position of chairman. Wenham has been president of WIN since its inception in 2006. Du ...

  10. Indies Call For IFPI Embrace

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The major labels' apparent refusal to start dialog with representatives of the international independent labels body was slammed yesterday at the 8th annual general meeting of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) in London. In May, AIM ...

  11. Nitin Sawhney Is Keynote Speaker At AIM AGM

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The keynote speech at the annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Association of Independent Music (AIM) on June 28 will be delivered by pioneering British Asian musician/producer Nitin Sawhney. Described by AIM as "a latter day Renaissance ...

  12. AIM Strikes Pact With U.K. Podcasters

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the Association of Independent Music has forged a deal with the U.K. Podcasters Association to promote full-length tracks to licence for legal podcasts. As part of the deal, UKPA members have preferential access to take out a licen ...

  13. AIM Preps Emergency Meeting After Gut Splits

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music has convened an emergency board meeting this week to clear the air after a second member signalled its intentions to split with the trade group, Billboard.biz has learned. The session has been calle ...

  14. Indies Cast Collective Digital Spell With Merlin

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST A slew of top independent labels and trade groups have joined forces to launch Merlin, described at the MidemNet event in Cannes today (Jan. 20) as "the world's first global new-media rights licensing agency." Accounting for almost ...

  15. AIM Relaunches Digital Arm

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent labels trade body the Assn. of Independent Music has relauched its new media arm. U.K. independent labels trade body the Assn. of Independent Music has relauched its new media arm. AIM Digital, formerly known as Musicindie, will n ...

  16. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several European indie labels have voiced concern that they find it difficult to license their repertoire to Apple's online music service iTunes Music Store. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record compan ...

  17. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Several indie label ...

  18. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  19. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  20. iTunes Surpasses 100M Milestone

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold its 100 millionth legal download. The computer giant says the milestone was reached when Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, yesterday downloaded "Somersault (D Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  21. iTunes Surpasses 100M Milestone

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold its 100 millionth legal download. The computer giant says the milestone was reached when Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, yesterday downloaded "Somersault (D Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  22. AIM Launches Digital-Music Licensing Venture

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musicindie, the new-media unit of U.K. independent labels trade body Association of Independent Music (AIM), is launching a new digital-music licensing venture called Rightsrouter. Musicindie, the new-media unit of U.K. independent labels trade bo ...