Historically, there were two distinct collecting societies that represented publishers, songwriters and composers, the Performing Right Society (PRS) who administered and distributed public performance and broadcast income and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) who administered and distributed mechanical copyright income. The two societies also worked collectively as the MCPS-PRS Alliance to licence certain activities […]
Many of AIM’s member labels have a related publishing company, or are publishing companies with an in-house record label. There are benefits of having a linked label and publishing company, for example you can provide a one-stop-shop for synchronisation licensing, but you must ensure you have a sound understanding of the publishing business and the […]
Post your next music video brief on Radar and if it’s a Premium Brief (ie £2,000 budget or over) we give you a free spot in ‘Promoted Briefs’. ’Promoted Briefs’ display on the briefs pages and the daily & weekly brief preview emails which go to directors. It flags up that we think your brief is […]
In this digital age, getting your music on the radio can still be a major factor in the success of a release. Here you will find a number of resources to help you get your music on the airwaves, including footage from previous AIM panels and contact information for various key stations and decision makers […]
Record of The Day – Trial Offer for AIM Members AIM members can now subscribe to Record of The Day (a great music industry daily newsletter) for a discounted price of £30+vat for the first 4 months (saving around £20.00). This offer is only open to new subscribers only. Email email@example.com for more information.
Record of the Day (RotD) are offering AIM members and Friends of AIM a special six month subscription at discounted rate (less than half price).
Record of the Day is an independent company publishing a weekly PDF magazine and a daily email newsletter featuring the most relevant and up-to-date music and media news imaginable. The service also features soundclips of exciting forthcoming hits chosen by our expert editors as well as a meticulous archive of past issues.
Our friends at legendary Metropolis Studios are offering AIM members an exclusive 35% discount on studio bookings during December and January. AIM Members, please click here (you must be signed in to view) for your discount code.
If you are starting a label, we can help! You can join AIM at any stage, and we can help you through those early days when there is a lot to learn. Here you will find some free resources to help you set up your label. There are many many more resources and guides available […]
Sync licensing to television, film, games and adverts is an increasingly important income stream to record labels and music publishers. AIM holds yearly sync licensing events for members, providing both the opportunity to network with key players from the sync industry and to learn how to maximise the sync side of their businesses. We also […]
11 Ways to Perfect your Bandcamp Page (provided by Friend of AIM Bandcamp) Bandcamp is an online record store and music community. Millions of fans from all over the world use Bandcamp to discover new music, and connect with and directly support the artists who make that music. Fans buy about $5.5 million dollars worth […]
If you are looking to expand your business internationally a good route is to attend international trade fairs, conferences and festivals. Some of the events are sector specific so although they are smaller events they can be very worthwhile (ie ADE, IMS, Womex etc). Midem is the largest international trade fair/conference and for many companies […]
What is a music trade mission? Essentially a music trade mission is an organised group of British companies that visit markets outside to promote their goods and services. For each mission AIM organises a comprehensive programme of presentations, round tables, panels etc plus networking events with key industry contacts. It prepares market ready music companies […]
Music industry boosts UK economy by £4.4bn in new UK Music report UK Music published the findings of its Measuring Music 2017 report to highlight the true scale of the industry’s role in the UK economy. The annual economic study into the health of the music business showed that the industry grew in all sectors, increasing by 6% in […]
UK Music are launching a Talent Pipeline report. The report sets out a number of challenges facing music in education, infrastructure and access to finance, as well as solutions for how these can be addressed. A copy of the report is available here. The website story is available here. The themes of the report on cuts […]