IMPALA WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER, TURKEY’S FIRST ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT LABELS

12th January 2022,

BMYD (Independent Music Producers Association) was established with the coming together of Turkey’s seven leading independent record labels in Turkey: ARTVIZYON, BUGU YAPIM, EPIDEMIK YAPIM, GRGDN MUZIK, PAY RECORDS YAPIM, WE PLAY and ZOOM MUSIC.

BMYD has been in contact with international independent music organisations such as IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association), WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) and MERLIN Network for a while, and was established in the last quarter of 2021 with the aim of becoming an institution where independent music producers in Turkey gathered under the same roof for the first time.

Primary objectives of the association are:

  • Ensuring access to equal, competitive and fairer opportunities for independents in the music industry;
  • Being in contact with all local, national and international institutions and organisations operating in the music and entertainment fields and conveying current sectoral developments to its members;
  • Enabling different music genres to meet their listeners more easily and effectively;
  • Assuring independents, who are members of the association, can access information transparently through real-time data flow;
  • Working to maximise revenues, creating new sources of income, contributing to the growth of the music market;
  • Paving the way for independent productions and producers;
  • Preventing the monopolisation of the sector.

According to IMPALA, over 80% of all new releases in the European music sector are released on SME and micro labels. The situation is the same in Turkey. Independent and small-scale music companies, managers, artists and all agents in the music industry need to be able to act together against the constantly changing and difficult-to-cope-alone industry conditions. BMYD (Turkish Association of Independent Labels) aims to organise training programmes such as courses, seminars, conferences and panels in order to create an ecosystem where everyone in the music industry can access equal information and collectively seek solutions to common problems; events to support independent music producing companies, artists and musicians.

What is the BMYD working on?

  • Finding solutions to the current problems of the music industry in the age of digitalisation
  • Sustainability
  • Protecting the rights of music producers
  • Creating an atmosphere where all sector stakeholders can compete on equal terms
  • Increasing the production and entrepreneurship of independent music.

Founding Members

ARTVIZYON
BUGU YAPIM
EPIDEMIK YAPIM
GRGDN MUZIK
PAY RECORDS YAPIM
WE PLAY
ZOOM MUSIC

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