Music Freedom Day is established internationally 3 March as an annual celebration of artistic freedom in solidarity and support for persecuted and endangered musical artists worldwide. Music Freedom Day was launched by Freemuse - The World Forum on Music and Censorship in 2007.


This year Music Freedom Day is taking place in a number of cities such as Barcelona, Bologna, Copenhagen, Dakar, Dubai, Harare, Geneva, Harare, Johannesburg, Kabul, Milan, Nairobi, New York, Oslo, Peshawar, Rabat, Yangon, and more…

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Did you know that…
Women are banned from singing in public in some countries?
Women cannot attend a concert in some places? 
The music industry is still unequal?

This is why Freemuse is focusing on women on Music Freedom Day on 3 March 2017.




SafeMUSE - Safe Music Havens Initiative is an independent non-partisan and non-profit membership association with the main purpose of offering persecuted musical artists and artists at risk a safe place to stay and work with freedom of artistic expression.


SafeMUSE is the main responsible organizer of the event. in close cooperation with the City of Harstad and Culture Troms/Troms County Council. The seminar at by:Larm is in addition organized in cooperation with Freemuse and by:Larm.


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SafeMUSE - Safe Music Havens Initiative in close collaboration with the City of Harstad and Culture Troms, Troms County Council. Partners and funders: Freemuse - The World Forum on Music and Censorship, Fuuse AS, Harstad Concert Hall, Finnish Musicians Union, HIAP - Nordic Fresh Air Network, Perpetuum Mobile, NOPA - Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists, Norwegian Society of Composers, MFO - Norwegian Musicians Union, Samspill International Music Network, Nordic Black Theatre, SKAP - Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, City of Malmö - Culture Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway, Nordic Culture Point.