M.A.P // A.M.P Music Library
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M.A.P//A.M.P Music Library © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

M.A.P // A.M.P Music Library aims to create a repository of activist music, which will serve as an archive to amplify the reach of music as an expression and a tool of social and political activism. This library is an effort to bring together such voices from the region that may have gone unheard. In the process, we hope to create a rich and diverse range of activist music that will span all genres and generations of music and poetry.

M.A.P // A.M.P is a project by Goethe-Institut that seeks to capture, document, explore and invite music, poetry, research, discourse on the intersection of music and activism in South Asia. The project is composed of a multitude of complementary elements that will unfurl over a period of time.

Contributors can be musicians, poets, artists, writers, curators, filmmakers, performers, researchers, and any person who has heard musicians, activists, poets who have sung or sing for social change.

  • Original content: this can be already existing or new content created by you.
  • Content existing on publicly accessible platforms: such as Soundcloud, YouTube, personal websites, etc.
  • Content NOT available in the public domain: i.e. existing as part of an individual or organisational archive.

The Playlist will be hosted on the YouTube Channel of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi.
The playlist will be updated once per week. 

Works in the Public Domain: All content will be uploaded/shared directly to the YouTube playlist of M.A.P // A.M.P Music Library. The content will be uploaded/shared in its entirety and Goethe-Institut will not have the right to change or modify the content. While the content will appear on the M.A.P // A.M.P Music Library playlist, it will play from its original source (wherever possible).

Works NOT in the Public Domain: It will be the responsibility of the contributor suggesting the work to obtain the rights for the suggested work from the copyright holder. Any and all consent should be in written form. Please see attached waiver, to be duly filled and signed by copyright holder.

Note: In case the content has been sourced from a platform other than YouTube the contributor shall be required to initiate contact between Goethe-Institut and the copyright holder to make uploading/sharing possible on the M.A.P // A.M.P Music Library playlist.

The playlist will be available to the public. All submitted suggestions will be reviewed; only those in consonance with the project will be posted as per a schedule. Goethe-Institut reserves the right to refuse any suggestion/submission. All suggestions/submissions must abide by relevant legal regulations in India. Any and all content shared must uphold gender parity, non-discrimination on grounds of class, caste, religion, ethnicity, language, sex, sexual orientation, and must not contain coarse language, impersonations, insinuating references, pornographic imagery, or hate speech.

The views and opinions expressed in the content and comments on this channel are those of the speaker/authors and do not reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Goethe-Institut (GI). Due to the social nature of this channel, the content may be copyrighted by another entity or person. GI claims no copyright to said content. GI cannot be held accountable for the copyrighted content. GI is a messenger and sharer of information and strives to verify but cannot warrant the accuracy of copyrights or completeness of the information on this channel. GI believes all content used falls under the remit of Fair Use. GI does not own or claim to own any of the work featured on the channel. Nevertheless, GI does of course investigate any doubts about authorship and tries to remedy copyright infringements immediately.

Application Form

Upload the files (or links in a Word doc) and create a shareable link, preferably via WeTransfer. You must include the following fields: Song Title, Artist/Group Name, Year, Language, and the Artist/Group Social Media channel(s) and/or website and/or other links. If you are sharing your own piece, please make sure to include a thumbnail image (cover art/still/screen grab/etc.) for each song that you are submitting.

Please download, fill and sign the waiver in either English or German.

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