PeaceTones assists artists in impoverished communities by helping them to record music and place this online for-sale. Profits go in part to fund a community goal and part to benefit the artists. Contracts for the revenues and the rights of the music need to be written and the artists need to be educated on their intellectual property rights. A pro-bono online network of lawyers called the Legal Empowerment Network has been set up to mediate these contracts.
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 legal systems of their country. The Legal Empowerment Network serves as a checkpoint making sure that online revenue from music sales is returned to the artists and the community in accordance with the agreement signed by the parties. It also provides access to dispute resolution and protects against corruption by any of the parties.