Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars), Glen Barros (Concord) Vic Zaraya (Razor & Tie) and Thaddeus Rudd (Mom+Pop) Join A2IM Board

A2imDarkA2IM (The Association Of Independent Music) has named four top independent label execs to its Board of Directors, along with three new members of its CEO Advisory Board.  

The announcement came last week during A2IM's annual Indie Week in New York City. From A2IM:

Newly elected A2IM Board of Directors (listed alphabetically by first name)

  • Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group)
  • Portia Sabin (President, Kill Rock Stars)
  • Thaddeus Rudd (Co-President, Mom+Pop Music)
  • Vic Zaraya (President, Razor & Tie)

“The A2IM Board is the backbone of the organization” said Richard James Burgess “We have been fortunate to have a proactive board populated by the movers and shakers of the independent label community. I would like to congratulate Glen, Portia, Thaddeus, and Vic and thank all who ran for these four seats. It’s this level of engagement and enthusiasm for A2IM’s mission that makes it the vital organization that it is”

The Board is elected by A2IM’s membership of more than 450 Independent music labels representing a diverse array of musical genres, geographic locations and label sizes.

The newly elected members will each serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.

A2IM also welcomes three representatives to the CEO’s Advisory Board, as appointed by CEO Richard James Burgess with ratification by the Board. The Advisory Board’s role is to expand the expertise available to the organization while increasing the Board’s diversity.

Newly appointed members  of the A2IM CEO’s Advisory Board (listed alphabetically)

  • Jason McGuire (General Manager, Stones Throw)
  • Dara Frank (Comedy Central)
  • Rob Filomena (COO, Nacional)

The new board’s term officially begins on July 4, 2017 although the new board and advisory board officers were introduced this week at A2IM Indie Week.