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PeaceTones (an initiative of InternetBar.Org) assists artists in developing nations to help their local communities. PeaceTones is operating in nearly a dozen countries, with two albums published and available for purchase online. We start local artists in setting up online businesses and publish and disseminate their work throughout the world. 90% of all revenues go to the musicians and their community’s goal.
Simple idea – use the availability of cultural intellectual property (music and art which can be easily digitized) in developing areas to generate money for community development and peace building where the artists live. Integral to the PeaceTones project is the development of a new found respect for the rule of law; pro-bono lawyers of InternetBar’s Legal Empowerment Network help draft contracts which protect artists’ rights and revenues online.
3 Finished CDs
Sierra Leone: This collection features music from artists in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to the JR Foundation, a non-profit devoted to providing educational opportunities to children in Freetown.
Brazil: The collection contains Rap, Hip-Hop, and poetry from Recife, one of the most violent places in the world that is not currently an official war zone. The kids from Recife have crafted a series of hopeful messages in their music, and the proceeds from their collection will go to fund a community center and recording studio in Recife.
Ghana: The Akaa Project, a US-based nonprofit organization, was established to assist needy families in a village in the eastern region of Ghana. These families are cooperatively engaged in transforming their village through building a school and community center. They recorded this music to help that cause.
Simple idea – use the availability of cultural intellectual property (music and art which can be easily digitalized) in developing areas to generate money for community development and peace building where the artists live. Integral to the PeaceTones project is the development of a new found respect for the rule of law; pro-bono lawyers of InternetBar’s Legal Empowerment Network help draft contracts which protect artists’ rights and revenues online.
Your donations to PeaceTones directly impact the lives of people in regions where economic opportunity is severely limited. You are helping spread the promise of economic growth and the alleviation of poverty. In addition, you can join online networks throughout the world which are supporting the PeaceTones and receive music, merchandise, concert tickets and more! Best of all, unlike any other poverty alleviation opportunity, PeaceTones musicians and artists have their own online businesses; as a result 90% of the revenues go to them and their communities. We hope you enjoy the talents of our artists, as well as the impact of your contributions.
Jeffrey M. Aresty, Esq., has been involved in international business law and the role of technology in the transformation of the practice of law for almost three decades. He is currently Chair of the International Services, Technology and Data Protection Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and has been actively involved in other capacities for the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Mr. Aresty also has an extensive background in negotiating and structuring international joint venture relationships; establishing direct and indirect sales, marketing and manufacturing operations in Europe, South America and the Far East; and negotiating and structuring licensing, sales, service, and other agreements necessary to transfer technology, staff foreign operations, market products and services and, if necessary to resolve disputes. Mr. Aresty is the editor of The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations, the premier legal text on the subject, with an accompanying CD-ROM soon to be released.
He received his law degree from Boston University (1976), his masters of laws degrees in taxation (1979) and international banking (1993) from Boston University, and has recently completed training as an international commercial arbitrator. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Vincent I. Polley
Ordlio Azevedo Sette
Joseph P.J. Vrabel
Afghanistan, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Ireland, Israel, Sierra Leone, Sudan, United States
Bay 107 Union Wharf
Boston, MA 02109-0000
Phone: (508) 314-0916
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Empower an Artists
1 CD for Online Sale
Your gift will allow 1 CD to be created by artist or group. PeaceTones provides a volunteer who organizes the artists, compiles the tracks and oversees the mastering and online placement. 90% of the profits from CD sales go directly to the artists and a community goal they selected. In the past some of these goals include building a school or community center or their...
Empower an Artist
1 Hour of Recording
Your gift will provide an hour of recording for one artist or group. After recording and mastering music contracts are put in place so the CD’s can be sold online. 90% of the profits go directly to the artists and a community goal they selected. In the past these have been building a school or community center or their own recording studio. By selling their...
Empower an Artist
Month of Legal Service
Your gift will provide 1 month of access to the Legal Empowerment Network. The Legal Empowerment Network educates artists in impoverished communities on their intellectual property rights. Through an online platform, lawyers work pro-bono to give advice and help artists to mediate their legal agreements. Many people who are born in to slums are without birth certificates or identification. This prevents them from accessing the...