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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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Your Music, Your Future

A new campaign targeting the fair remuneration of composers has recently launched. Operating under the banner “Your Music, Your Future”, the campaign is dedicated to educating composers and creators about their options when it comes to compensation. A new website…
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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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