Today, July 16th, is Worldwide Declaration Signing Day for WIN’s Fair Digital Deals Declaration. Yesterday we reported that WIN launched the declaration so indie labels will pledge “to treat their artists fairly in agreements relating to digital exploitation of artists work in recorded music agreements with third parties“. This follows lengthy disagreements with YouTube over streaming terms for indie labels.
Yesterday, around 600 labels and organizations had signed the declaration; today the number is closer to 750. Many of these organizations are hosting signing parties, such as the SC Distribution party pictured above. Even Spotify has voiced their support.
The full declaration and Global Independent Manifesto is posted below. If you represent a label and are interested in pledging, print the document, sign it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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