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Downloadable E-books

Here you can download a number of detailed guides, or e-books, to help you run your independent label.

Currently there are three available: The AIM Guide to Survival and Success In The Music Business, The AIM E-Guide to Synchronisation Licensing, and the AIM Mini-Guide To Digital.

These are available FREE to AIM members, or can be purchased by non members.  Just click on the documents at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to become a member of AIM, and access these and many other resources freee of charge, visit the Membership section.

PDF file typeThe AIM Guide to Survival and Success in the Music Business
A guide to everything you need to know to set up and run a successful independent record label, particularly explaining financial and legal / business affairs considerations.
PDF 1.37 Mb Published: 28 February 2014
PDF file typeThe AIM E-Guide to Synchronisation Licensing
This is THE definitive guide to maximising revenue from licensing your music to adverts, films, TV and games. All the details on how the sync industry works, plus a contacts directory of sync industry players. 7th ed, with updated contacts.
PDF 4.43 Mb Published: 30 January 2014
PDF file typeAIM Mini-Guide to Digital
Produced by MusicAlly for AIM, this comprehensive guide to digital brings together 4 separate mini-guides on key areas of digital, including how to get music online, how to promote music digitally, online retailers and a practical guide to copyright.
PDF 2.22 Mb Published: 04 August 2009

Starting a Record Label ?

Buy the 'AIM Guide to Survival and Success in the Music Business' - for everything you need to know to setup and run your label.

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