.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