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A2IM Supports the Bringing Entertainment Artists to the States (BEATS) ACT

A2IM, American Federation of Musicians (AFM), The Recording Academy, and their members are in favor of the Bringing Entertainment Artists to the States (BEATS) ACT, which aims to make touring in the U.S. easier for Canadian Artists.

The BEATS ACT hopes to speed the process of obtaining a P-2 visa, bringing the process more in line with similar streamlining recently set in place by the Canadian government for American artists visiting Canada. This reform will make it easier for Canadian artists to bring their talents to American consumers while not compromising U.S. security or border protection procedures. More info on this legislation 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.
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