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A2IM Files in Support of Section 115 Subpart A Royalty Rates Settlement

A2IM has filed comments in support of the proposed Section 115, Subpart A Royalty Rates Settlement for Making and Distributing Phonorecords. While A2IM decided not to participate directly in these proceedings, our members are affected by the rates and terms proposed as a part of the partial settlement. The settlement maintains the current rates and terms, providing our Independent community with some certainty for the future.

“A2IM is happy to support Universal and Warner in its settlement with the NMPA, which we believe is in the best interest of the Independent label community, and the entire music industry as a whole” said A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess on the filing

You can read the full filing here.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.