The mission of OpenFM is to create environment where busineses and radios can choose to play independent artists and without paying for playing music in commercial environment, thus creating an audience and bringing fame to hottest independent musicians.
Unfortunately current copyright law of Latvia conveniently contradicts the Creative Commons license thus preventing it from being applicable in Latvia. We intend to localise Creative Commons license, form an independant artist asociation and build CC comunnity and change the local copyright law - in other words bring freedom to our creative industry.
Also while talking to a lot of artists around the globe - we found out that the vast majority of artists who licensed their work under a NC license would actually prefer their work to be played in a public places - radio, workplaces, cafes etc. So in local version we plan to introduce a new type of license, which allows public playback at commercial locations, but still forbids music from being sold or used directly in ads.