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A2IM Indie Week 2017

where: New York City, New York, USA
when: June 5-9, 2017

What to expect

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is a non-profit organization that serves as the sole, unified voice representing a broad coalition of music labels from the independent music community in the United States.


A sister organization to CIMA – A2IM works as a portal for its independent music label members to access opportunities for commerce, education and advocacy/lobbying.


A2IM Indie Week 2017 will be held June 5th-9th 2017 at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on New York City’s Lower East Side. This year’s Indie Week will be the largest to date, and will include interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches by Independent music luminaries, and one-on-one discussions.


2016’s Indie Week drew over 820 independent music label executives from 15 countries.


Submissions are now open for CIMA’s business mission to A2IM Indie Week 2017.

Canadian B2B at A2IM 2016

Grand Analog at Reeperbahn's A2IM Showcase (2016)