Resources

Accounting

Accounting is an extremely important element of running a label. Help is at hand to educate you on the basics and improve inept processes. Fair Digital Deals In today’s music industry, new digital services launch regularly, and existing services continue to launch new features. In recent years a pattern has emerged whereby large rights owners […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Accounting

AIM Academy Sync 101

On Wednesday 1st November the AIM Academy held the Sync 101 Masterclass at Tileyard Studios in London, offering attendees the chance to learn how to land sync deals for their music, and how those deals are structured. In a business where streaming revenues can be miniscule for new artists, getting a track synced to a TV […]

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Added: 15.11.17
2.81 MB [pdf]
AIM Academy, Synchronisation Licensing

AIM E-Guide to Survival and Success

This downloadable guide is intended as a reference point for anyone interested in setting up an independent label, as well as for anyone already running their own label, or working in the independent music sector. A download will be made available following payment, or if you’re an AIM member you can log in to download […]

AIM Financial Benefits Guide

AIM’s financial benefits guide shows the savings you can make as a member.

Added: 04.11.16
8.69 MB [pdf]
Starting a Label

AIM Guide to Anti Piracy

What You Can Do To Combat Piracy Within The Music Industry.

Members only
Added: 19.10.16
377.90 KB [pdf]
Digital

AIM Guide to Dealing with Rights in Distribution Agreements

This guide is designed to act as a checklist of points to look out for when dealing with collectively managed rights (performance rights or ‘neighbouring’ rights) in distribution agreements – both locally and internationally.

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Added: 21.11.16
288.94 KB [docx]
Distribution, Legal

AIM Guide to Employing Staff

Thinking about adding to your workforce and taking on employees? This AIM guide will take you through the basic steps needed in order to meet the requirements of an employer in the UK.

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Added: 19.10.16
319.17 KB [pdf]
Employment & Staff Training, Starting a Label

AIM Guide to Exclusive Recording Contracts

The most commonly asked question we get from AIM members contacting our Legal and Business Affairs team is “Do you have a standard recording contract we can use?”. The second most common question is…

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Added: 19.10.16
447.17 KB [pdf]
Legal

AIM Guide to Frequent Member Issues

AIM members’ guide to frequent legal and commercial.

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Added: 19.10.16
297.45 KB [pdf]
Legal

AIM guide to Managing International Performance Rights

This AIM Guide will get you asking the right questions in order to work out how best to manage your international performance rights and gives and overview of the different options available.

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Added: 21.11.16
246.46 KB [pdf]
International, Legal, Music Licensing

AIM Guide to Synchronisation licensing

If you’re a record label looking to maximise revenue from licensing your music to adverts, films, TV and computer games, you need AIM’s E-Guide to Synchronisation Licensing.

AIM Guide to taking your label to the next level

Whilst there is no direct path that record labels can follow to build on their success, this guide will provide assistance in giving your label the best chance of becoming the next Domino or XL.

Added: 19.10.16
154.87 KB [pdf]
Legal, Marketing & Promotion, Starting a Label

AIM List – Distributors

In this document you will find a list of UK based or online distributors that distribute physical and/or digital music product, you will also find details about going direct to digital platforms at the bottom of the page.

Members only
Added: 05.01.17
570.43 KB [pdf]
Digital, Distribution

AIM Member and Friend of AIM badges

The perfect way to display your AIM membership and support of the independent sector!    

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Added: 13.06.18
742.69 KB [zip]

AIM Midem Survival Guide – Saving Money, Hints & Tips

Midem is pricey when you take into account the ticket, flights and the accommodation. The costs can add-up but you will undoubtedly compensate for that expense if you do the research…

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Added: 19.10.16
116.75 KB [pdf]
International

AIM Music Data / Revenue Map

The AIM Music Data / Revenue Map takes you through the basics of music copyright and the importance of correct data in enabling the flow of revenue in the digital music supply chain. Below you will find a 20 minute discussion, on a presentation created in association with CI, from AIM’s Head of Legal and […]

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Added: 19.10.16
251.52 KB [pptx]
Digital, Legal, Music Licensing
Members only
Added: 19.10.16
48.00 KB [doc]
Legal

AIM SXSW Survival Guide – Saving Money, Hints & Tips

Preparation is the key to success and you should start planning as early as possible. Most people will have a significant amount of meetings organised before arrival. Once you have purchased your badge…

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Added: 19.10.16
101.76 KB [pdf]
International

AIM Sync Conference 2016 January

Mute Song’s David McGinnis interviews Matt FX Feldman The evening opened with a special keynote interview with Matt FX Feldman, music supervisor on hit shows including Broad City, Difficult People, Beaver Falls & Man Seeking Woman. A renowned New York DJ and musician, Matt is fast becoming one of the most in demand Music Supervisors […]

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Added: 10.02.17
Synchronisation Licensing