BeatStars Joins A2IM

BeatStars News
Mar 01, 2021

BeatStars is proud to announce our joining of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the collective voice of independent music.


BeatStars is thrilled to announce the joining of the American Association of Music, a trade association that promotes growth, awareness, and opportunities for independent music through advocacy, education, and community. BeatStars and A2IM share twin missions in helping independent businesses and creatives thrive, which is why BeatStars is proud to announce this partnership and grow with A2IM.


*The following information was taken directly from A2IM’s website.

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of over 600 independently-owned American record labels. A2IM supports a key segment of the United States’ creative class and small business community. As an organization, A2IM is committed to protecting the value of independent musical contributions and influence on a policy level.

A2IM serves as a central voice for a diverse community of independent labels operating within the United States and represents independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community.

A2IM’s diverse community includes music labels of all sizes and staffing levels across the United States, from Hawaii to Florida, representing musical genres as diverse as our membership, including bluegrass, blues, children’s, classical, comedy, country, dance/electronic, gospel, folk, Hawaiian, jazz, hip-hop, Latin, metal, new age, pop, R&B, reggae, roots, soca/Caribbean, traditional American, world, and more. “Independent” doesn’t refer to a specific genre of music, nor does it mean lesser-known artists: A2IM member labels have issued music releases by artists including Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Adele, Alabama Shakes, Arcade Fire, Run the Jewels, Bon Iver, and many others.

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Allison Belcher
Communications Specialist @ BeatStars

Allison Belcher is a Communications Specialist and music enthusiast living in rainy Portland, Oregon.