Tom Silverman To Receive NARM 2010 Independent Spirit Award
The NARM Independent Spirit Award was established in 2009 to recognize a music industry executive who embodies the spirit of new thinking, entrepreneurship and success in the industry. The first Award was given to Don VanCleave, the founder and former president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS).
Silverman founded Dance Music Report in 1978, as well as the legendary New Music Seminar which he revived to great acclaim last year. He currently serves on the boards of A2IM, the RIAA, SoundExchange and Merlin.
Silverman says, “After participating in NARM conventions for 30 years, it is an enormous honor to receive this award especially at this crucial time for our business. It is our independent spirit that will allow the music business to reinvent itself and I have no doubt that with the help of NARM, music sales will thrive again.”