Panel Details

GO BACK | 3 DAY MUSIC SUMMIT AGENDA OVERVIEW
Thursday 04/20/2017
Sheraton Hall C
4:00PM - 4:50PM
(50 minutes)



Panel Discussion

Champions of the Indies: Meet Your International Trade Associations

There’s an international network of rebels fighting for independent music companies and the artists that they represent: trade associations (TAs). These non-profits are dedicated to independent music and those who create, promote and monetize it into a thriving economic sector. They affect how music is recognized and supported as a cultural necessity by not only the public, but all levels of government, through policy and advocacy, research, exporting and professional development. Whether you’ve just launched a music company, recorded your first demos or are signing a new artist to your established roster, TAs like CIMA, A2iM and etc., can offer support, guidance and opportunities to build your business and sustain a healthy global indie community. At this session, meet those who are working for you behind the scenes!

Sponsored by:
CIMA
Moderator
Rick Fenton
Owner
Fentunes Consulting
Toronto, Canada
Panelists
Alison Wenham
CEO
AIM Association of Independent Music Ltd.
Chiswick,
Katia Giampolo
President
MMF Italy
Italy
Richard Burgess
CEO
A2IM (American Association of Independent Music)
New York, USA
Stuart Johnston
President
CIMA Canadian Independent Music Association (formerly CIRPA)
Toronto, Canada