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IFACCA welcomes .MUSIC and ARTS.MUSIC Initiative as a new affiliate member

IFACCA is delighted to welcome the .MUSIC and ARTS.MUSIC Initiative as a non-government affiliate member.

The aim of the .MUSIC and ARTS.MUSIC Initiative is to establish a community-based generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) for ‘.music’.  The Initiative’s mission is to support arts, culture and diversity by building geographic networks that promote arts and music internationally. By creating and supporting a .MUSIC Arts and Culture Fund, the Initiative has the potential to enhance global exposure of a diversity of artistic and cultural expressions through country-based web networks led by alliances of government arts funding agencies, international music export offices, artist associations, and arts agencies.

The .MUSIC Arts and Culture Fund’s mission is focused on:

  • Promoting Arts & Music education and the inclusion of the arts in school curricula;
  • Protecting artistic intellectual capital;
  • Advocating artist's welfare, rights & fair compensation;
  • Enriching society by promoting artistic & cultural diversity globally;
  • Encouraging innovation in the arts and music and in government programs that support the arts.

The .MUSIC Arts and Culture Fund will consult with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) to develop a process to distribute proceeds from its domain name registrations to government agencies and arts councils that support its mission, core values and objectives.

For further information on the .MUSIC initiative see this IFACCA announcement: IFACCA in partnership with music community in bid for new gTLD

For a full list of IFACCA’s affiliate members, please see: http://www.ifacca.org/membership/current_members/

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