A2IM Is Holding Elections for Its 2018 Board of Directors

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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.

Collectively, Indie Labels are Now Bigger Than Any Major Label

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.