Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA)

Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA)

Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA)

Formed in April 2000 by prominent independent labels and national trade associations, IMPALA has over 4,000 members. IMPALA is a non-profit making organisation with a scientific and artistic purpose, dedicated to cultural SMEs, the key to growth and jobs in Europe. IMPALA enables the independents to leverage collective strength to punch above their weight. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector, promote cultural diversity and cultural entrepreneurship, improve political access and modernise the perception of the music industry. Some Label Members include:

  • 8 Ball Music
  • !K7 Records
  • Beggars Group
  • Kobalt
  • CLS records
  • Cobalt Music Helladisc
  • Musikvertrieb
  • Naïve
  • Cosmos Music Group
  •  [PIAS] Music Group
  • Edel Music AG
  • Playground Music Scandinavia
  • Epitaph
  • Red Bullet Productions
  • Everlasting Records
  •  [PIAS] Rough Trade Distribution
  • Wagram Music

Some National Association members include:

  • AMAEI – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes
  • PMI – Produttori Musicali Indipendenti
  • AIM – Association of Independent Music
  • SOM – Swedish Association of Independents
  • BIMA – Belgian Independent Music Association
  • STOMP – Stichting Onafhankelijk Muziek Producenten
  • DUP – Danish Association of Independents
  • UFI – Union Fonografica Independiente
  • FONO – Norwegian Association of Independents
  • UPFI – Union des producteurs phonographiques français indépendants
  • Indieco- Finnish Association of Independents
  • VUT – German Association of Independents
  • PIL – Israeli Federation of Independent Record Producers

 

Website: http://www.impalamusic.org

Membership Information: http://www.impalamusic.org/node/5

Support Letter: http://music.us/letters/IMPALA.pdf