Cologne Commons (Cologne, Germany)
“The ?Cologne Commons? is a platform for free music, netlabels and artists in general. The goal of the two-day event, that was held on the 12th to 13th of June 2009, focused on issues and chances of the web, including possibilities of a ?free sharing culture?. The event included theory and practice. Their conference steps into workshops, how-to?s, panels and discussions of experts. Closely connected to the talks the festival will showcase talents, unknown or extraordinary musicians and VJs, that embrace the concept of Creative Commons and the chance, that the new media brings, instead of demonizing them.
Although netlabels played a central role in this years festival, it is by far not limited only to music. More generally the focus is on Creative Commons everything related to art and media ? with the rise of a new cultural economy and perspectives for young artists in mind.