Rich Bengloff is President of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), is a non-profit trade organization fighting for and protecting the rights of the Independent music label community.
A2IM is an organization made up of Independent music labels that have banded together to form a central voice advocating for the health of the Independent music sector.
Rich also serves as a board member representing the Independent music label community on the boards of the SoundExchange and the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies ("AARC").
Rich has spent much of his career in the music and entertainment industry, having served in various capacities at SONY Corporation of America. As Vice President of Columbia Pictures Entertainment; as Vice President, Finance and Administration at Relativity Records/R.E.D. Distribution; and as Vice President, Distribution Operations for Sony Music Distribution between 1989-1998. He then joined Elektra Entertainment Group to become Senior Vice President/CFO. In 2005, he became WNYC Radio’s Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
We talked about where the music business is heading, opportunities which could mean more royalties for performing artists, and more.
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