In this music industry, record labels and recording musicians cannot exist unto themselves. The independent music industry as a whole needs as much support, encouragement and business development as possible. We want the entire independent sector to flourish and the Friends Of AIR program gives us the opportunity to represent and help non-label business’ grow.
All of these companies provide great services for AIR members and the independent sector as a whole. Check them out, click on their links and show them support.
Acme Music supplies disc pressing and media services to Australian Bands and Labels and has done so since 1994.
Australian Barcodes supply barcode numbers, barcode images and barcode labels that are guaranteed to be unique worldwide.
Base79 simplifies the digital video landscape to create new profits for leading rights holders throughout the world. Base79 partner with diverse content owners including TV producers, sports federations, and many independent music labels, music content creators and rights holders.
Banks Group has been providing specialist accounting and taxation advice to the Music, Arts, Television, Film and Entertainment Industries for the last 20 years.
Ditto Music has provided unique record label and distribution services to Australian Independent artists and labels since 2005. Ditto provide the entire infrastructure to start and successfully run your own music career and your own record label.
GI & Sanicki Lawyers
GI & Sanicki Lawyers is a boutique legal practice specialising in the fields of music, intellectual property and the creative arts.
Goodsell Lawyers is a boutique law firm based in Sydney, with strong links to the US entertainment industry. The firm acts for record companies, music publishers, artists, composers, managers, producers, digital media companies and merchandisers.
The Holding Pattern
The Holding Pattern, is a brand new platform to promote and foster the talent of undiscovered and independent creativity. The Holding Pattern are an innovative market place that offers digital sales and licensing revenue where all artists can host, share, sell their work, and still retain total control of all their copyrights.
INgrooves is a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music and video communities via its proprietary ONE Digital platform.
Jaden Social is a boutique Digital Marketing Agency with a strong music focus. Our passion and expertise lies in connecting artists and brands with their audience, through strategic identification and management of the relevant online channels.
JB Hi-fi NOW
JB Hi-Fi NOW is Australia’s home-grown music service building on the long and successful history as the country’s number 1 music retailer.
Launched as part of Kobalt Music Group at the beginning of 2012, Kobalt Label Services (KLS) offers artists and other recording rights owners the same level of creative and professional service, transparency and international representation as Kobalt offers via its Publishing services.
Media Arts Lawyers
Media Arts Lawyers act for some of Australia’s highest profile musicians, events, recording and publishing companies. They also represent many emerging artists, and aim to be the first point of legal contact for all creative and commercial projects irrespective of budget.
PledgeMusic is a full-service music company providing artists with the tools and services to creatively build their fanbases and long-term careers.
Pozible is Australia’s largest and most established crowdfunding platform for creative projects and ideas. Developed for musicians, artists, filmmakers, journalists, designers, social change makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, event organisers, software developers, and all creative minded people to raise funds, realise their aspirations and make great things possible.
Rdio is the digital music service started by the creators of Skype. Discover, play and share millions of songs and build a digital music collection thats available wherever you are – on the web, in your home or on your phone, even offline.
Replicat offer a complete range of disc replication and packaging solutions.
SGC Media is a PR and label services company, providing a truly independent option for labels and artists wanting to compete in the media at the highest levels of the industry.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks.
301 is a network of recording, mixing and mastering studios, producers, engineers and technicians, based in Sydney and Byron Bay, Australia. Since the studios were established, 301 has hosted the best international talent and helped launch the careers of thousands of Australian artists.
If you’ve got an existing website and need to make a few changes – like adding a Facebook feed, updating your content or tweaking a layout – Tweaky can connect you to their curated marketplace of some of the best developers from all over the world.
Regency Media is a privately owned Australian company and a diversified group comprising of digital media manufacturing, distribution, licensing and publishing.
WIR3S is a mobile app that allows multimedia content to be sent directly to fans in return for a small monthly subscription.
White Sky assists artists in the Australian Music Industry handle their finances and manage their tax obligations with a focus on reliability, attention to detail and an ongoing commitment to always go that extra yard. They are the largest Music Business Management & Bookkeeping Company in Australia.
Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.