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3 March 2015: A global event to support persecuted musicians

8 June 2014

Get ready for Monday 3 March 2015 — the annual Music Freedom Day where freedom of musical expression is celebrated and discussed in countries all over the world.

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Music Freedom Day is a powerful, united manifestation to support persecuted, prosecuted and imprisoned musicians, many of whose only crime has only been that they have spoken up against authorities and insisted on the right to express themselves through their music.

The day will be marked with events, seminars, exhibitions, film shows, radio programmes and newspaper articles on the subject of freedom of expression for musicians.

Fantastic support from musicians and fans world-wide
Musicians and composers rights’ to freedom of expression are violated worldwide, but the strong support for Music Freedom Day every year demonstrates the will to continue the advocacy and defence for the universal rights to compose, perform and take part in musical expressions.

An incredible amount of energy, enthusiasm and creativity is being channelled into this annual celebration of freedom of musical expression.

On 3 March 2014, events took place in 18 different countries. Below you can read more about what happened at Music Freedom Day 2014 as well as in the previous years.

 

INVITATION TO JOIN
Freemuse invites musicians, music promoters as well as musicians’ unions and music journalists to participate in this global advocacy event.

Are you ready to speak up for musician’s human rights and freedom of expression?

Then send an e-mail to Music Freedom Day’s secretariat at Contact Us and share with others that you have made up your mind and decided to join this collective advocacy event.

FOR MUSICIANS
There are many ways in which you can do something on 3 March in order to mark the day and let persecuted musicians know that they have your support. This page has some tips specifically for individual musicians who have been thinking of joining or supporting the initiative:
Inspiration for musicians who already have a concert scheduled on 3 March

GRAPHICS
Download Music Freedom Day logo for poster, website or t-shirt

SOCIAL MEDIA
Music Freedom Day 2015 calendar event page on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/events/766736593377532

Freemuse’s Facebook-page:
www.facebook.com/freemusesec

ROLE OF FREEMUSE
Music Freedom Day is an advocacy event — not for Freemuse, but for the persecuted musicians. The role of Freemuse is primarily to provide coordination, knowledge and awareness.

This website for Music Freedom Day is provided as a forum for the Music Freedom Day activists and organisers.



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