The Fair Music Initiative

By Robert Link, published at 20 August 2007 - 3:40pm, last updated 12 years 23 weeks ago.

In their own words:

Fair music is the first global initiative for fairness and justice in the music business. It strives to create awareness for the importance of fair music and to strengthen the position of both artists and music listeners worldwide. The aim is also to maintain cultural diversity during the current processes of modernization.

The blog portion of the site includes recent headlines such as:

  • Copy protection scares away consumers

  • Danish pop band Dodo & The Dodos wins internet lawsuit

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight - most famous example for unfair music business

At present it is hard to say how this work will track next to efforts such as the "Open Music" model put forth by John Buckman of Magnatune or other efforts inspired tied to the Creative Commons movement, but it is certainly an exciting development. The leading link takes you to a page describing the initiative. From there don't miss the Fair Music Manifesto, and, of course, the home page for the latest news and events near and dear to the Initiative's work.