Streaming has brought about a massive paradigm shift in music.
We think it’s time for another.
1 The music industry is dysfunctional. Power has become consolidated in the hands of a small number of technology companies and dominant major labels.
2 We need a system built on fairness, transparency and cooperation.
3 Music is art, not content.
4 Artists will be able to build sustainable careers on their own terms.
5 Everyone will own their platform, own their data, and own their network.
6 Co-ops are the future of an equitable internet. Technology should benefit all involved, not just a handful of shareholders.
7 Privacy, inclusivity and ethics are not afterthoughts. They must be built by design, and considered from the get-go.
8 Culture > Profit. Value can’t be reduced to numbers, follower counts or other metrics.
9 Active engagement in culture will be incentivized over passive consumption.