WIN publishes its Annual Report 2021-2022

WIN Annual Report 2021-22

WIN, the global network of independent music trade associations, has released its 2021-22 Annual Report. It provides an overview of its activities coming out of the pandemic, demonstrating the value that WIN delivers to the independent music community.

WIN connects, supports, and develops independent music trade associations globally. It brings together 34 associations in 38 countries throughout Australasia, Asia, Europe, North and South America, representing thousands of music companies and professionals worldwide.

The report shows the work of the organization adding 2 new members in Ireland and Turkey and going back to in-person conferences and activities. WIN turned 15 in 2021 and has continued to provide much needed support to the network of associations, publishing and sharing resources, as well as collecting and analyzing data and insights about the sector in the latest WINTRENDS report.

At a time when unity and collective strength were paramount, WIN continued to represent the interests of independents in international industry forums and initiatives, while fostering its own regional networks and working groups.

Notwithstanding the continued challenges covid restrictions presented in the past year, the global independent community demonstrated its resilience and determination to navigate a path forward. The WIN board and Trade Association members came together in-person at Indie Week in NYC to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the sector and explore ways to expand its global network. We look forward to building upon our success in the year ahead.

Maria Amato (AIR, Australia), WIN’s first female chair, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere

Our sector has demonstrated its resilience through one of the most challenging events in recent history. 2022 is the year for the consolidation of post-covid recovery, and the year we begin to reap the fruits of the work done in recent years. We will continue to walk alongside our members to build a fairer future for the independent community around the world.

Noemí Planas, General Manager

The WIN Annual Report 2021-22 is available for download here.

The Executive Summary is also available in French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

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