Panel @ Sónar +D: Creative Commons for the creative industries

The Audio Commons Initiative organizes a panel in this years’ edition of Sónar +D. Sónar +D is an international conference about creativity, technology, and cultural industries which happens inside the Sónar music festival in Barcelona form 14th to 17th of June, 2017. The panel will take place on June 15th 2017 (stage and timing info here).

In this panel we will discuss about different perspectives and specific examples that provide a vision on how Creative Commons content can be used by creative industries, create economical return for content creators and how to address specific legal aspects. Do you have any questions regarding these topics? Please send your questions to us :) We will organize the panel around the questions we receive and cover topics related to them. Even if you’re not attending the panel, don’t hesitate to send your questions to us. The panel will be recorded and made available online at a later time.

How to submit a question?

You can send your questions via Twitter. Just tweet your question using the hashtag #ACSonarPlusD. Optionally, you can add a mention to @AudioCommons. Tweets with this hashtag will appear below in this page. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can directly contact us by sending an email to

Questions submitted so far…


  • Malcolm Bain is founding partner of id law partners, and he is specialized on the legal issues of open source software and content, including both developing and freeing software, establishing licensing strategies and IPR enforcement. Malcolm is member of the Free Software Foundation Europe, and FreeSoftware Chair of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya.

  • Emmanuel Donati is CEO at Jamendo, one of the biggest platforms for free independent music. He is in charge of a catalog of 600,000 tracks shared by 40,000 from all over the world, and works on various aspects of the strategy to make independent music more accessible and bring an alternative business model for musicians.

  • Roger Subirana is a composer and music producer that, apart from his personal compositions, creates music for cinema, tv, theatre, several audiovisual projects and advertisements. His work under Creative Commons and this fact has facilitated his international recognition and the possibility to license his work for important commercial brands and movies. He is one of the most successful artists in Jamendo platform, having more that 900.000 downloads and 6.5 million listens.

  • Frederic Font is a post-doc researcher at the Music TechnologyGroup of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. His current research is focused on facilitating the reuse of audio content in music creation and audio production contexts. Complementarily to his research, Frederic is leading the development of Freesound and coordinating the EU funded Audio Commons Initiative.