Under this partnership, Cosynd will provide the A2IM community of more than 700 record labels and publishers with the ability to automate copyright agreements and easily register those copyrights with the US Copyright Office.


New York – A2IM (The American Association of Independent Music, Inc.), has partnered with leading copyright protection service, Cosynd, to continue its mission to fight for the fair treatment of all independent creators and rights holders. author by providing them with an effective and affordable way to legally protect their work and enforce their rights.

Under this partnership, Cosynd will provide the A2IM community of more than 700 record labels and publishers with the ability to automate copyright agreements and easily register those copyrights with the US Copyright Office. These protections will benefit all content assets of A2IM members, such as sound recordings, compositions, lyrics, videos, images, literature, etc., at significantly reduced rates.

Cosynd offers annual memberships to A2IM members so they can establish bespoke copyright agreements that establish ownership and outline the important details that are necessary to sell, license or otherwise monetize their assets. Using Cosynd, A2IM members can customize, negotiate and execute an unlimited number of agreements on behalf of their artists at a discounted rate, generating significant savings for members on legal expenses and attorney fees. Lawyers are encouraged to annotate these agreements on Cosynd, allowing them to negotiate agreements in a fraction of the time it typically takes. These agreements include work-for-hire, producer, and collaboration agreements, as well as split sheets.

“A2IM is dedicated to serving our members,” said the president and CEO, Dr Richard James Burgess MBE. “We are thrilled to partner with our good friends at Cosynd and enable our members to effortlessly register their copyrights and create vital legal agreements, so they can focus on their core development business. great artists. Working together, Cosynd and A2IM provide fair and affordable access to copyright protection at a time when our community needs it most.

In addition, A2IM members will be able to deposit copyright registrations in minutes for 80% less than the cost of similar services. In order for a copyright owner to stand up against the misuse of intellectual property, registration is now a mandatory prerequisite for filing a complaint. Mailing a working copy, minting an asset as an NFT on the blockchain, affidavit services or other registration databases does not replace registration with the US Copyright Office.

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“We are very proud to partner with A2IM and to be trusted at such a high level by the leading trade association for independent labels,” said Jessica Sobhraj, co-founder and CEO of Cosynd. “Like us, A2IM understands that to protect our industry, we must first protect our creators. For too long, the ability to seek adequate compensation for the abuse and misuse of music has notoriously been available to only a small percentage of copyright owners, due to various financial barriers, legal and educational. Our partnership doesn’t just ease those burdens, it finally levels the playing field for the independent community.

Since 2005, when A2IM was created, the independent sector has gone from a market share of less than 25% to 37.32%. This significant increase illustrates the leadership role that the independent sector has played over the past decade. However, with rampant infringements, along with inflation and changing regulations for intellectual property owners, the need to protect the livelihoods of this growing community is critical to the vitality of the economy. recorded music.

About A2IM

A2IM is a 501(c)(6) non-profit commercial organization headquartered at in New York that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music industry. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of hundreds of independent US music labels. A2IM represents the interests of these independent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 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 representing 37.32% of the US music industry recorded music sales market.

The organization’s Board of Directors includes: Tony D. Alexander – Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME) LLC, Marie Clausen – Ninja Tune, Mariah Czap – Yep Roc, Dee Diaz – Reach Records, Wilson Fuller – Merge Records, Steven Hill – Warp Records, Heather Johnson – Fixt, Mary Jurey – Blue Elan, Tony Kiewel – SubPop, Louis Posen – Hopeless Records and Vic Zaraya – Concord

To learn more, visit: https://a2im.org.

About Cosynd

Cosynd is the fastest and most affordable way for creators to protect themselves and all of their content (music, videos, images, literature, etc.). With its suite of easy-to-navigate copyright tools, Cosynd gives creators the ability to create, negotiate, give back, and execute vital agreements that secure their copyrights and securely record. clear copyrights with the US Copyright Office. Cosynd has helped thousands of creators and businesses from over 120 countries around the world. Focused on transforming a time-consuming and costly process into one that saves creators thousands in legal fees with just a few clicks, Cosynd levels the playing field by making basic copyright protection accessible to all.

To learn more, visit: https://cosynd.com.