AfterDawn: Glossary


IMPALA, the Independent Music Companies Association, is a trade group for European indie musicians and labels.

The group was established in 2000 and is non-profit.

IMPALA has over 4000 members, all independent and has a stated mission of "growing the independent music sector, promoting cultural diversity and cultural entrepreneurship, improving political access and modernising the perception of the music industry."

The groups direct member labels are:

!K7 (Germany)
8Ball Music (Netherlands)
Anaconda Productions (Poland)
Beggars Group (UK)
Cosmos Music Group (Sweden)
CLS (Hungary)
CNR Entertainment (Netherlands)
Cooking Vinyl (UK)
Epitaph (Netherlands)
Gazell (Sweden)
Hans Kusters Music (Belgium)
Menart (Croatia)
Musikvertrieb A.G. (Switzerland)
Nave (France)
PIAS Entertainment Group (Benelux, Spain, UK & France)
Playground Music Scandinavia AB (Sweden)
Popstock/ Everlasting Records (Spain)
Red Bullet Productions (Netherlands)
Pitch Black Records (Cyprus)
Soyuz Music (Russia)
Wagram (France)

For more info on this great group, check here: IMPALA Music


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