Resources

Finance & Funding

Below you will find links to a range of finance and funding organisations – click the titles to find out more.   Indie-Con Video – Accessing Funding for Your Artists and Label Looking for funding? Phil Patterson (UK Trade & Investment) outlines the Music Export Growth Fund, Chris Bye (Arts Council England) explains Grants for the Arts, Laura […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Finance & Funding

First Class Export Advice

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses of all sizes, providing advice, expertise and support to ensure their success within international markets.

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Added: 19.10.16
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International

Free contracts for AIM Members

Have you heard about the Widget? It’s a unique web-based contract preparation system that enables record labels and music publishers to draft their own music contracts, safe in the knowledge that they are completely up-to-date and reflect the latest legal developments that impact the industry. It’s developed by Wiggin, one of the UK’s leading firms […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Legal, Special Offers, Starting a Label
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Added: 19.10.16
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Radio

Handy Guide To US Visas (Traffic Control Group)

Except in very specific circumstances1 all performance in the U.S. requires a visa, regardless of whether you are being paid or not…

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Added: 19.10.16
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International

How to get an artist verified on Spotify

Artists no longer need 250+ followers to be verified on Spotify. Verification is now available for all artists. To get a blue check mark on their profile fill out a separate form and get access to Spotify for Artists. They get a lot of applications – as you can imagine – so make sure you link your […]

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Added: 05.08.17
Digital

Impala Awards

Are you eligible for an Impala Award for sales across Europe? Has your band or artist shipped more than 30,000 units of a single or album in total across Europe? If yes, you are eligible for an IMPALA Sales Award. The IMPALA Awards are a tool for independent music companies and artists to promote themselves domestically […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Marketing & Promotion

Independent Labels Guide to Performance Rights

This guide is intended to provide an overview of performance rights that are granted to record companies. It explains the nature of these rights and provides practical advice to help labels keep on top of this increasingly important source of revenues.

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Added: 21.11.16
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Legal, Music Licensing

Indie-Con 2016

10 Top Tips For Successful Funding Applications PRS For Music Foundation’s Bhavesh Patel gives some top tips for successfully applying for their various funding schemes, including the Momentum Music Fund.   Hey You! Why Aren’t You Listening To Our Records? Music Business Worldwide Founder Tim Ingham Presents What The Music Industry Can Learn From Video Games, Movies […]

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Added: 09.02.17
Indie-Con

Indie-Con 2017

Indie-Con 2017 was another sold out event featuring presentations, panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics. The 1-day conference covered all areas of independent label business. With over 450 independent music professionals in attendance the event is truly a ‘must do’ for independent labels and music companies from around the world. Indie-Con’s programme […]

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Added: 10.02.17
Indie-Con

Insurance Special Offers for AIM Members

Music Insurance Brokers Music Insurance Brokers offer exclusive insurance discounts and cover for AIM Members.  Bespoke insurance packages available for record labels, publishers, artists/bands, studios and freelancers.  Whatever you do in the music industry make sure you speak to MIB about your insurance. To checkout the offers for AIM members visit

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Added: 20.10.16
Legal, Special Offers

International Funding

There are various sources of funding for emerging UK acts and independent labels. Indie-Con 2012 video: Around the world in 80 ways – funding for getting your business and artists overseas Find out about how to get your company and your artists into overseas territories, and the support and funding available. Panellists include: Laura Whitticase […]

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Added: 21.10.16
Finance & Funding, International

International Support

The UK is the third largest market in terms of sales, behind the US and Japan.  British music continues to be a rich source of eclectic and diverse repertoire second only to the US. AIM believes that through the delivery of a comprehensive programme of international activities; AIM members can be given the opportunity to […]

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Added: 28.10.16
International

IRSC

For the first time, as a result of an MPG initiative, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a standard now exists to enable the embedding of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) within WAV files. This will facilitate: The creation of a worldwide database containing credits information
• Automated reporting of broadcast usage The automation […]

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Added: 21.10.16
Legal, Music Licensing

IRSC Codes Q&A

AIM has received a number of queries on what ISRC codes are, how they are used, and what companies need to know about them. We’ve listed some of the key questions and…

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Added: 19.10.16
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Legal, Music Licensing

Jobs Board

Believe Sync – Internship (London)  Believe Sync is looking for a self-motivated individual looking for a unique first opportunity in the music industry. A passion for and knowledge of a wide variety of music is essential, as is a desire to learn about all aspects of Synchronisation. This is a part time role based in […]

Added: 20.09.17
Employment & Staff Training

Key Production Special Offer for AIM Members

Key Production Offers all AIM Members First Order Discount  Key Production has been a friend of AIM from the very beginning and we’re offering all AIM Members the chance to take-up the following offer:  5% off all CD, DVD and Vinyl packages on runs over 500 for CDs and DVDs and runs of 500 for vinyl […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Manufacturing, Special Offers

Law for the Arts Scheme – Free legal advice at Queen Mary, University of London

The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, successfully established a legal advice centre in 2006 which is open to the general public. ‘Through its Law for the Arts Scheme, the Centre offers free advice to people who are involved in the creative industries and have a legal concern relating to their work […]

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Added: 11.10.17
Legal