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Raye-Zaragoza

Honoring indigenous American music creators and artists

Update from advisory committee member, Charles Sanders: “It was my honor this afternoon to moderate an A2IM Panel that included three of the best young singer songwriters working and writing today: Quinn Christopherson, Raye Zaragoza and Katherine “KP” Paul (Black…
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Music creator organizations meet with US Copyright Office

On 13 November, Fair Trade Music board members, Rick Carnes and Eddie Schwartz met with the United States Copyright Office in their roles as SGA President and MCNA President respectively. They were joined by SCL president, Ashley Irwin and by…
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Statement from European organisations regarding the Copyright Directive

The following is a joint statement released by European and international authors and performers’ organisations. Brussels, 11 March 2019 We, the undersigned organisations, representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, performers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press…
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amarrassrecords

Fair Trade Music welcomes Amarrass Records

Amarrass Records has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fair Trade Music International to become the latest recognized supporter of the important movement. Based in New Delhi, India and Madison, Wisconsin, Amarrass Records is an independent and fair trade record…
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indieairradio

Indie Air Radio joins roster of Fair Trade Music supporters

The curated, cooperatively-owned fair trade media company and Internet radio station, Indie Air Radio, has become the latest organization to join the roster of Fair Trade Music movement supporters. Formed in 2015, Indie Air Radio is 60% owned by its…
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How significant is the “value gap” and can it be fixed?

Creators, record labels and music publishers are complaining that large internet companies do not compensate rights holders fairly by using loopholes in legislation around the world. Is this “value grab” really significant? How does it affect rights holders? And what…
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