The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced the new appointments to its board of directors. Board members serve a three-year term. “With the depth of experience and quality of expertise we are so fortunate to have on our board I am confident we will be able to meet all challenges and vigorously represent our growing Independent community’s interests,” said CEO Richard Burgess in a statement.
The new names: Stephanie Alexa, vp of finance and licensing administration for ATO; Glenn Dicker, founder of Yep Roc Music Group; Andrew Kautz, COO of Big Machine; and Louis Posen, president and executive director, Hopeless Records. The board is elected by a vote amongst the group’s membership of 378 independent record labels.
The organization has also appointed new members to its president advisory committee: Alisa Coleman, COO of ABKO Music and Records; Randy Chin, president of VP Records; and Amit Nerurkar, general manager of Mass Appeal. The advisory committee is selected by Burgess, then ratified by the board of directors.
A2IM’s annual awards show, the Libera Awards, will take place next week (June 16) at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. Nominees include Alabama Shakes, Domino Records and Spotify — the show will also feature performances by Mac Demarco, Torres and Naughty By Nature.