On October 23rd, Fair Trade Music shifted to a new global level at the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM) Congress in Nashville, Tennessee. CIAM was created in 1966 to protect the rights and assert the cultural aspirations of music creators throughout the world. Its mission is to unify the voice of music creators throughout the world.
More than 60 creators from around the world, representatives from collective management organisations and industry experts, were updated and discussed Fair Trade Music.
Pierre-E. Lalonde, author of a report titled “Fair Compensation for Music Creators in the Digital Age”, presented his findings and proposals for restructuring the digital streaming market. The study offers three main underlying principles forming the basis of the Fair Trade Music movement (i.e., inclusiveness, fair compensation and transparency).
The congress wrapped up by passing a resolution in support of Fair Trade Music, helping the movement move forward in its goal of certifying and building a more ethical music ecosystem.