Mission and Priorities

The Worldwide Independent Network connects, supports and develops independent music trade associations globally.

Founded in 2006 in response to shared issues faced by the music sector everywhere, WIN brings together local independent music trade associations throughout Australasia, Asia, Europe, North and South America, representing thousands of music companies and professionals worldwide.

For more detail on our current action and the benefits of WIN membership, click here. To see what we have achieved so far, visit our 15 Defining Moments.


OUR MISSION

WIN acts as a global coordination and support body for the independent music sector, focusing on its long-term development and sustainability.
What We Do
Through transparency, innovation and cooperation, WIN promotes a diverse and vibrant ecosystem where all independents can have equal access and opportunities.
Manifesto
WIN is a focal point for collecting and sharing knowledge about the independent sector and wider music industry at national and international level.
Resources

OUR PRIORITIES

ADVANCE, ASSIST AND EDUCATE THE NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC ASSOCIATIONS

Helping the associations be more sustainable by providing advice, support and training, creating and sharing resources, and building capacity locally.

FACILITATE COMMUNICATION, KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND COOPERATION BETWEEN THE MEMBERS

Acting as a facilitator to increase contact and collaboration between the associations. Providing market intelligence of the industry as a whole and in individual territories.

DEVELOP ASSOCIATIONS AND REPRESENTATION IN NEW MARKETS AND REGIONS

Liaising with independent labels in countries with no grouped representation and assisting them to build associative structures and regional networks.

PROMOTE CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR THE INDEPENDENTS

Assisting the independent community worldwide with their policy initiatives and advocacy efforts. Promoting equality, and fostering our diversity of languages, genres and cultures.

CHAMPION THE VALUE OF INDEPENDENT RIGHTS AND IMPROVE INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Promoting transparency and best practices. Interfacing with wider industry initiatives to improve metadata, industry standards and systems.