CIMS Weekly Chart : Week Ending 5/17/2015


I would like to thank everyone CIMS had a meeting with at the Music Biz Convention in Nashville last week. Also, thanks to those people who attended meetings we held in cooperation with the AIMS and DORS coalitions. I thought the meetings were productive and everybody got a chance to voice their opinions on issues large and small.

A big thanks to Jim Donio and the crew at Music Biz who put on a great event. Also, we want to shout out a big congratulations to John Kunz, who received the Independent Spirit Award this year for his years of supporting artists and good causes at Waterloo Records, in Austin. We're damn proud John is one of us.

Michael Bunnell 
Executive Director 
Coalition of Independent Music Stores 
ThinkIndie Distribution 
The Record Exchange 
1105 W. Idaho Street 
Boise, ID 83702 
208.761.3155 cell 
208.343.0107 x3 office 
208.322.8051 fax


CIMS Selections 
Here's what the CIMS staffers are fancying this week:

Scott Register - ThinkIndie A&R 
Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores, AL

Last weekend, it was again my privilege to work and spend time at the Hangout Festival. I'll say it once again, this is the best festival experience of which I have been a part. Everyone should make a point to experience it at least once. But if you go once, chances are you'll keep going. Highlights of the weekend included Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Zella Day, Future Islands… Go ahead and get it on your calendar for 2016.