Bringing the independent sector together is at the core of WIN’s mission. We do this in a number of ways, but we are particularly proud of the results of our work in developing new regional groups and connecting our members so that novel and interesting projects can flourish.
Recent examples are the Latin American Observatory of Independent Music, the Pan-Am Indie Summit and the LatAm Performance Rights working group. These projects exemplify what associations can achieve when they come together and work towards a common goal, building capacity at the local and regional level.
Inspired by the great example that is IMPALA in Europe, the WIN LatAm Network has been key to this success. Officially launched in 2020, it operates as a cooperative forum, discussing challenges, promoting dialogue, and creating opportunities for sound recording rights holders and their trade associations in Latin America.
In 2021, our goal is to continue our efforts in other regions and promote similar groups in Africa and Asia.
OLMI is the Latin American Observatory of Independent Music. The project was born from the support of WIN and the associations of independent music companies in the region: IMICHILE (Chile), ABMI (Brazil) and A.S.I.Ar (Argentina).
Inspired by the model of the Digital Observatory of Chilean Music, its objectives are characterizing the independent sector to optimize the decision-making of Latin American agents, companies and artists; promoting a competitive and collaborative musical ecosystem; and providing added value to hundreds of companies and their associations in the region. This capacity building and market research project is being developed in coordination with WINTEL.
The inaugural Pan-Am Indie Summit was held virtually on April 15th. A2IM (USA), ABMI (Brazil), A.S.I.Ar (Argentina), CIMA (Canada), IMICHILE (Chile), and WIN jointly organized the event. Its goal: to connect independent music communities from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego.
Hundreds of participants were able to engage peers from 15 countries, meet business partners through one-on-one networking meetings, and gain deep insight into the various markets across the Americas through a series of panels and presentations.
One of the priorities of the LatAm Newtork is to address existing issues with the management of performance rights in Latin America. This month we are launching a dedicated working group for the region that will identify issues and gaps and provide feedback to our existing international Performance Rights groups. The first meeting will host representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Learn more about our regional networks: https://winformusic.org/regional-networks/