Petition to European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union
Make the Internet fair for performers
[Version française] [Deutsche Version] [Versione italiana] [Versión española] [Versão em português] [Polska wersja] [Dansk udgave] [Česká verze] [Ελληνική έκδοση] [Nederlandse versie] [Slovenska verzija] In the first half of 2015, over 1 trillion songs, movies and TV series have been streamed online - more than double the amount in 2014. However, whilst Spotify, Netflix and iTunes and other legal, on-demand streaming and download services continue to grow in popularity and value, performers still do not receive a fair share of the income generated by their recorded performances. In order to remedy this unfair situation, four international organisations representing over half a million performers in Europe (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO) have joined forces and launched a campaign for the fair treatment of performers online (the Fair Internet campaign). Do you believe that performers should be fairly rewarded? If so, you can help us make that happen. Simply sign this petition and share it with your friends and colleagues on social media. Raising awareness is key to setting up a fair legislative framework for performers in Europe. Thank you for your support!
Petition to Edinburgh City Council
Allow the use of busking amplifiers on the streets of Edinburgh to a certain volume
Busking on the busy streets of Edinburgh is impossible without amplification. Part of Edinburgh's magic, especially during the fringe festival, is enjoying the sound of street music. Please sign to restore this happy, melodic atmosphere and encourage performers who rely on their talent being heard to thrive.
Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Justine Greening MP, Angela Rayner MP
Quality music education for all school children
In light of the recent successes of Feversham Primary School, the U.K. Government should recognize the importance of music education in schools and fund it accordingly. The importance of music in turning around Feversham Primary School from an underachieving school to being one of the top 10% for pupil progress, was recently well documented by the BBC and the Guardian. This was done on modest resources and in a socially deprived area, where 98% of children speak English as a second language, by their Head of Music Jimmy Rotheram, under the headteacher Naveed Idrees. The wider effect of creating an excellent programme of music making was a significant improvement in other subject areas, and which thus represents astonishing value for money. Based upon this example the UK government should finally recognize the value of music in schools and fund music education accordingly. The re-inclusion of the creative arts subjects to the EBac would also be a significant step in the right direction. As Jimmy Rotheram has proven; a music program that is based upon singing can be set up for very little material cost and all that is required is an investment in good music teachers. More information about the Kodály concept of music education can be found on the British Kodály Academy website, as well as a wealth of fantastic training opportunities: http://kodaly.org.uk/your-questions-answered/ The original Guardian article about Feversham Primary: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/03/school-results-music-bradford
Petition to Her Majesty's Government
STOP Police BANNING 1011 Artists from YOUTUBE
1011 are a fast rising collective of young talented Musicians Digga.D, Sav'O, Loose1, Horrid1, who have recently been targeted by the police with orders to STOP their PROMOTIONAL USE of YOUTUBE, Sign the PETITION and FOLLOW @official1011ent KEEP 1011 on YOUTUBE
Petition to Ultra Europe, Scooter Braun, Martin Garrix
Book Martin Garrix for Ultra Europe 2018
2018 is the year Ultra Europe returns to Split, Croatia for the sixth year in a row. It has been my dream to experience the amazing atmosphere and the wonderful crowd combined with dance music´s biggest artists spanning over 3 days, ever since the first edition. This year, I have finally decided to go after 3 years of watching every aftermovie and imagining: "Standing in the crowd surrounded by people who love EDM as much as I do under the dark night sky with twinkling stars. Even though its night time, the heat emitting from the crowd is still galloping over my body. The air is filled with excitement, anticipation and tension that you could cut through. All until the very last moment when the silence is broken by screams and shouts of happiness as soon as His intro starts and shivers go up and down my whole body, eyes start to fill with tears of euphoria. The same feeling that at least a thousand of people feel with me at that exact same moment." However, with the release of the phase one lineup for Ultra, my heart has been struck with fear and worries. Martin Garrix has not been listed which for a number 1 DJ in the world, is not a good sign that he will be participating at Ultra at all. With this petition, I'm hoping to reach the heart of every single Garrix fan, from far and beyond, to sign this petition and let Martin Garrix know that WE are in worry and let him know that our hearts deepest desires are to see him perform at Ultra 2018 in Split, Croatia. I'm hoping to get an official statement from either Garrix and his team or Ultra Europe, if not the confirmation that he indeed will be playing there and making at least 50.000 people happy and joyous upon his arrival on the stage. Thank you to every single one of the Garrix fandom for support and encouragement. Martin has 9 million followers on Twitter. My goal is to get at least 10.000 signs for starters. After that, the higher we go, the better. Not only, when the petition will be successful, will you make my biggest dream come true but the dream of probably a thousand more people, craving to see Martin Garrix perform at Ultra Europe 2018. Thank you!
Petition to You, Content Creators, The Media, Healthcare Practitioners
Let's crowdsource therapy: using film, television, music, the internet, books+other media
Therapy Of Tomorrow - Let's crowdsource therapy: using film, television, music, the internet, books + other media There was once a time when there were ‘celebrities’ and ‘regular people’, those in the media and those who just watched it, and those who were therapists and everyone else. Times have changed! Now we all have the opportunity to be in the spotlight, we all get to create and share media, and we all have the capacity to impact the thoughts, feelings and actions of others. The Therapy Of Tomorrow initiative is about recognising that the therapy room is not the only place where behavioural change happens. It has two simple goals: to encourage us ALL to... Recognise how we are affected by film, television, music, games, the internet, books, thoughts + other media Maintain a balanced experiential diet for ourselves and others embracing the positive effects of the right content To help build a community around achieving these goals we have set up a facebook group as a gathering point for sharing media that has impacted you or others in a positive way... https://www.facebook.com/groups/381094219010666/ Over time, as part of a research project in the Cognitive Science Programme in University College Dublin, it is intended to compile some or all of these resources together so that they may be accessed easily and used for both formal and informal therapy. You can help today by (a) signing the petition, (b) joining the Therapy Of Tomorrow facebook group and (c) sharing the petition and group with your circle. In addition to the above... If you are a CREATOR, we ask you to consider making your content ‘cognitively ergonomic’ so that it brings about positive impact in the thoughts, feelings and actions of others If you are in the MEDIA and responsible for content distribution we ask you to be mindful of your programming schedule's impact on wellbeing, maintaining a balanced experiential diet for your audience much as a good canteen would balance nutrition with appeal If you are a medical/wellbeing PRACTITIONER we ask you to consider thoughtfully incorporating positive media into your practice The chances are that you or someone you know has benefitted from, or could benefit from, therapeutic support but all too often the right support can be hard to find or there can be long waiting lists. This initiative will not replace the need for traditional therapy but will supplement it: if we can ease the burden even a little bit through the use of existing multimedia channels then we have so much to gain. Thank you for being part of the Therapy Of Tomorrow initiative!