The American Association of Independent Music, also known as A2IM, has opened voting for three slots on its Board of Directors.
Voting officially opened this week, with a voting deadline of June 12th.
The trade association, established in 2005, represents independent record labels throughout the U.S. A2IM aims to “help Independent music labels improve business by promoting access and parity through advocacy, education, and connection-building with one another and affiliated businesses.”
Indeed, that’s a mission that the organization has been pursuing for more than a decade, with sorely-needed representation happening on Capitol Hill and the broader industry ecosystem. That’s becoming more and more important as indie stature rises, especially in the streaming landscape.
A21M voting members nominated a list of member executives to run for election. Basically, if you’re on this list, you’ve got good indie executive cred.
The voting members will vote to fill three (3) seats from the list of candidates shown above.
The Nominees for the open seats are:
Mark Robinson – 300 Entertainment
Steve Feinberg – 5Towns Records
Garry West – Compass Records
Jason Croke – Dine Alone Records
Kris Gillespie – Domino Recording Co.
Joe Steinhardt – Don Giovanni Records
Michael Olsen – Entertainment One
Joey Elwood – Gotee Records
Matt Medney – Herø Records
Nate Nelson – Innovative Leisure
Laura Ballance – Merge Records
Mark Jowett – Nettwerk Music Group
Randall Foster – ole
Katie Alberts – Reach Records
Emmy Black – Rhyme & Reason Records
Lisa Levy – Robbins Entertainment
Kim Cameron – SideFx Partners
Tony Kiewel – Sub Pop
Rosie Lopez – Tommy Boy
Steve Dalmer – United For Opportunity
Steven Hill – Warp Records
The board is exclusively elected by A2IM’s Label Members. Each label’s primary contact has the right to vote on behalf of their company, and only one vote per company is allowed.