Dec 17, 2019

CHANGES TO AIR MEMBERSHIP


On Tuesday 10th December, AIR had their annual general meeting where the organisation's board voted on some exciting changes to it's membership structure. 

The board voted on the following changes to its membership:

The definition of an independent Australian Label, as noted in the constitution, is: An Australian independent label must have at least 50% of its ownership, with membership to be at the discretion of the board.

 

ARTIST MEMBERS

  • The Artist members tier will increase from $100 p.a plus GST to $150 p.a plus GST. This change is effective from 17/12/19. All current members paid to 30/6/20 will be increased effective 1/7/2020
  • Artist members will now be able to nominate for their own releases for the annual AIR Awards and be able to cast one vote in each general category

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

  • Associate members to increase from $250p.a plus GST to $300 p.a plus GST. This change is effective from 17/12/19. All current members paid to 30/6/20 will be increased effective 1/7/2020
  • To be an Associate member you must operate and reside in Australian, satisfy the definition of at least 50% ownership and less than 5 releases (single, EP or album).
  • If an Associate level member wants to upgrade to Full member status it can do so even if they do not have more than 5 releases

 

FULL MEMBERS

  • Full members to increase from $450 p.a plus GST to $600 p.a plus GST. This change is effective from 17/12/19. All current members paid to 30/6/20 will be increased effective 1/7/2020
  • To be a Full member you must operate and reside in Australia, satisfy the definition of at least 50% ownership and have more than 5 releases
  • Full members can nominate and vote for AIR board positions

 

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORS (AU)

  • Australian independent distributors to be charged $1500 p.a plus GST if applicable. This change is effective from 17/12/19. All current members paid to 30/6/20 will be increased effective 1/7/2020
  • Australian independent distributors are eligible to nominate their Australian artists and cast up to 3 votes in each general category for the AIR Awards
  • Australian independent distributors are eligible to nominate and vote for board positions and have their artists chart in the 100% Australian Independent charts. 
  • Australian independent distributors will receive two complimentary invitations to attend the annual AIR awards and the Indie-Con Australia conference as well as be eligible for other member benefits such as trade fair discounts and invitations to opt-in to Foxtel and MTV collective bargaining agreements

 

GLOBAL INDEPENDENT LABELS + DISTRIBUTORS  

  • Distributors and global independent labels to be charged $1500 pa plus GST if applicable. This change is effective from 17/12/19. All current members paid to 30/6/20 will be increased effective 1/7/2020
  • International independent labels and distributors are eligible to nominate their Australian artists and cast up to 3 votes in each general category for the AIR Awards
  • Their respective artists qualify to appear in the Australian independent charts
  • International labels and distributors are not permitted to sit on the AIR board
  • Global independent labels and distributors will receive two complimentary invitations to attend the annual AIR awards and the Indie-Con Australia conference as well as be eligible for other member benefits such as trade fair discounts and invitations to opt-in to Foxtel and MTV collective bargaining agreements

 

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