.MUSIC Community Multi-Stakeholder Model of Governance Structure
Per its mission and purpose, DotMusic follows a multi-stakeholder approach of fair representation of all types of global music constituents, without discrimination, including both commercial and non-commercial entities.
DotMusic’s expanding Board* to launch a trusted, safe and secure .MUSIC community-based domain includes:
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) – Government & Arts Councils
The International Artist Organisation (IAO) – Music Artists
The International Society for Music Education (ISME) – Education
The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) – Musicians
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) - The Recording Industry Worldwide
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – Major Labels
The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICPM) – The Voice of Global Music Publishing
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) – Major Publishers
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) – Independent Music
Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) / IMPALA – Global Independent Music
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Songwriters
NAMM, the International Music Products Association – Musical Instruments, Products & Manufacturers
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) – Musicians and Music Technologists
Reverbnation – Amateur and Emerging Musicians
International Ticketing Association (INTIX) – Global Music Ticketing Sector
For the first time under a music community-based top-level domain, every .MUSIC community member registrant will also be able to provide public comments and feedback in the governance and policy-making of .MUSIC. This way, the community-based .MUSIC domain will be a safe haven for the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of music online operating in the best interests of the global music community.
DotMusic’s .MUSIC community-based domain will serve the public interest and the global Music Community by providing a safe, authenticated and trusted unique online identifier and signal for secure and verified music websites globally.
The .MUSIC mission and purpose is:
- Creating a trusted, safe online haven for music consumption
- Establishing a safe home on the Internet for Music Community members regardless of locale or size
- Protecting intellectual property and fighting piracy
- Supporting musiciansʹ welfare, rights & fair compensation
- Promoting music and the arts, cultural diversity and music education
- Following a multi-stakeholder approach of fair representation of all types of global music constituents, including a rotating regional advisory board working in the best interests of the Music Community
.MUSIC domain registration proceeds will also be used by the non-profit DotMusic Foundation to fund music community initiatives to support DotMusic’s mission and purpose.
*If you are a Music Community Member Organization (MCMO) and your organization is interested for Board consideration, please email DotMusic at community (at) music.us