Resources

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

Indie-Con 2018

Indie-Con 2018, AIM’s 1-day conference covering all areas of independent label business, was another sold out event featuring presentations, panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics. .In association with Disc Manufacturing Services (DMS Vinyl), the event took an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering unrivalled networking […]

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Added: 27.02.18
Indie-Con, Indie-Con Videos

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

Distiller Music – International Development Coordinator (London) Distiller Music is establishing their prestige as an independent label with an ear for the sounds of tomorrow, releasing records from some of the hottest up-and-comers on the circuit including Anteros, Cassia, Bloody Knees, The Ninth Wave, Danny Goffey and The Ramona Flowers, as well as pioneering Distiller […]

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

Legal and Business Affairs

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 […]

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Added: 21.10.16
Legal

Manufacturing

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 […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Manufacturing

Marketing & Promotion

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 […]

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Added: 20.10.16
Marketing & Promotion

Marketing Health Checks

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.

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Added: 20.10.16
Marketing & Promotion
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Added: 19.10.16
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Marketing & Promotion
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Added: 19.10.16
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Marketing & Promotion

Member content: GDPR Compliance

This is member-only content.

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Added: 09.05.18
AIM Academy, Employment & Staff Training, Legal

Member Discount – Resonate Scotland

Standard rate: £75 AIM member rate: £60   AIM members can buy discounted tickets here using discount code is Reson8Dis.

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Added: 01.11.17