[d@DCC] Press release from manager of Toronto-based indie Fading Ways Music
russell at flora.ca
Sun Feb 15 11:21:50 EST 2004
Just added http:// in front of the URL so that it would be clickable in
the archives. Always great to be connecting with more creator
communities, especially indie communities and even more-so those who have
already adopted Creative Commons type thinking.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Perspective of a digital copyright reformer on Sheila Copps, MP.
Discuss at: http://www.lulu.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2757
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:27:26 -0500
From: Neil Leyton
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neil Leyton, label manager of Toronto-based indie Fading Ways Music, is
delighted to announce that all 2004 Fading Ways CD releases will be sold
under CopyLeft / Creative Commons licenses, legally returning to the
buyer the options of sharing, copying and artistically exploring their
purchased Fading Ways CD title. Fading Ways Music is the first
internationally-distributed label to adopt Creative Commons CopyLeft
licensing for its new physical CD releases.
With over 30 released titles distributed in 15 countries by over a dozen
artists, Fading Ways is Canada's most vibrant young label. Leyton
explains: "Put simply, CopyLeft and the Creative Commons licenses means
that if a fan copies a CD to give to a friend, they are not breaking the
law. Even if they upload an MP3 and share it with other web users they
are not breaking the law as long as due credit is given and they are not
making any money out of distributing the artists' work."
Established in 1998, Fading Ways Music is built on values of ethical
treatment of artists, their music, and those who buy it. Representing 19
of Canada's brightest music makers whose genres span everything from
acoustic pop to punk rock, Fading Ways Music is making history in an
industry where the traditional values copyright was based on are being
unwittingly made obsolete by the actions of the RIAA. The Fading Ways
philosophy is simple: Offer the consumer a high quality release, and
encourage the buyer to share it with whomever they choose. "Fading Ways
will also provide an optional PayPal donations system for fans to
contribute funds directly to their favourite artists should they be
uploading or copying their music," says Leyton. "Our goal here is
two-fold: to counter the RIAA-induced notion that downloading is somehow
wrong; and to provide the fans with a voluntary system by which they can
congratulate and genuinely reward the artists' work." Old notions of
copyright are changing. Fading Ways Music is at the forefront of a new
era of quality releases and consumer freedom.
The two first Fading Ways releases to be sold under the Creative Commons
license will be two new artist debuts: Red Orkestra's "After the Wars"
and Jim Clements' "Kill Devil Hills".
Neil Leyton and Fading Ways Music artists working under this license are
available for interviews and comments.
Contact Fading Ways Music PR Astrid Bin at 416.537.3796 or
astrid at punchcardmedia.com.
For more information on Fading Ways Music's CopyLeft licensing:
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