Newsletter May 2014

Dear members and supporters,

finally, here we go! After the last couple of months, which were mainly dedicated to bureaucratic tasks – from the preparations for the support project from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the furnishing and organization of the office and the workspace to the trademark registration –, things will at last become more tangible.

The first general assembly will commence soon! It will be held on August 23rd, in the context of the c/o pop in Cologne; if all goes as intended, the venue will be the Millowitsch Theatre. All members of the cooperative are invited to attend, because it is your opinions, your wishes and your ideas that are going to count! In brief: it is your time to talk, and there is a lot to talk about. Or, as m.eik said: “During this first general assembly, the groundwork will be laid for fundamental developments within the C3S. Tariff systems, the GEMA presumption, and the application to the German Patent and Trademark Office will be few of the topics we want to discuss. We will sincerely appreciate if as many as possible of our current 800 members turn up for this exchange!”

We offer a special treat for all members of the C3S who are strongly dedicated to the topic and want to immerse themselves more deeply than before the general assembly: thanks to a co-operation with the c/o pop, every C3S member is eligible for a ticket to the conference program on August 21st and 22nd 2014 at a special price of only 50 Euro (instead of 70 Euro for the early bird tariff).

If you are interested, please send a request to, including either your transfer code (“intended use” code from your subscription of shares), or your name and address. All members who join the C3S until July 1st, 2014, will be automatically incuded in a price draw for three concert tickets for the c/o pop Festival (August 20th-24th, 2014)).

Of course, this offer also applies to those who decide to become members now. If you have not yet subscribed to your share, now is the time to do it!
Simply go to

And please pass on the news, because the more, the merrier – it is all about nothing less than your very own ideas and visions. Seize the unique opportunity to make a direct contribution to a fair future for those who create music, as well as those who love it!

By the way, if you would like to do a little favor to the OpenMusicContest, a project that has never failed to support us, please cast your vote here – thank you very much! 🙂

Until seeing you all in Cologne! We are looking forward to it!

Best wishes
Your C3S team

P.S.: We have just received two more special offers for C3S members:

September 3rd – 7th, 2014
Berlin Music Week (GOLD)
€ 49 instead of € 169
Music Festival not included (upgrade possible upon request)

September 17th – 20th, 2014
ReeperbahnFestival/Conference in Hamburg
€ 135 instead of € 232
priority access to concerts and showcases

This is how you will get your tickets:
Please send a request to, including either your transfer code (“intended use” code from your subscription of shares), or your name and address. Do not forget to let us know the event you want to attend! We will send you a link and a code for ordering your ticket.

Now … become a member!

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