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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…
Kobalt – Various opportunities (Various) Music services company Kobalt are currently advertising a range of vacancies across different departments (business development, clients, copyright/ administration, creative, finance, music recordings, neighbouring rights, people & culture, products, synchronisation, technology) in multiple locations (London, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm). Jobs include: • PR Manager (London) • Copyright Assistant (Spanish Speaking)(London) […]
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 […]
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 […]
AIM offers a range of services and resources to help with the legal and business affairs matters faced by your company. These include… General legal and business affairs advice: AIM’s Legal & Business Affairs Manager, Gee Davy, is happy to answer members’ general queries relating to all legal and business affairs matters. Note that AIM does […]
Bar Codes Single Number Bar Codes for £25 As a member of AIM you are eligible to licence single company prefix (bar codes) numbers annually from GS1 UK. You can now apply for a maximum of three company prefix (bar codes) numbers for use on your singles or albums if your turnover is under £10,000 […]
The independent sector is known for its creative and innovative marketing, and we have gathered a wealth of information, contacts and advice to help members succeed in this area. From perfecting your marketing plan, to getting your music played on the radio – we can help. AIM’s Marketing Committee meets monthly, and works on developing […]
If you’ve got an album or single release coming up, getting together a good marketing plan could be the key to its success. However, when you’re a small independent label, juggling all the work alone or amongst a small team, there is often not the time (or expertise) to put together a really strong marketing plan.
Standard rate: £75 AIM member rate: £60 AIM members can buy discounted tickets here using discount code is Reson8Dis.
£60 off the Industry Conference at We Are Robots for Alpha Sessions. AIM members pay £15: dice.fm/event/we-are-robots-conference-alpha-sessions-2nd-nov-old-truman-brewery-tickets £5 off the Student day at We Are Robots for Alpha Sessions. AIM members pay ££10: dice.fm/event/we-are-robots-student-session-alpha-sessions-3rd-nov-old-truman-brewery-tickets