Five Years & 150,000 Members Later...
The Restoring Music Foundation began as a research project in 2006. Chris Purifoy, who would later become an RMF co-founder, published a document on Linkedin entitled, Defining the Music Industry Crisis. The document lit up like a firecracker with thousands of comments, eight subsequent editions, and distribution on several blogs and magazines. The result was the first comprehensive view of the systemic issues plaguing the music industry and a massive crowdsourced research project before anyone knew what crowdsourcing meant.
In the years that would follow, Chris joined forces with co-founder Philip E. Daniels, a prominent entertainment attorney, and several other music industry professionals passionate about a sustainable recording industry. The Restoring Music Foundation was established as a non-profit organization in 2007, with a mission to educate the music industry on new business models and incubate new ideas dedicated to rebuilding the value proposition for music in a post-Napster world.
Throughout the years, their mission would lead them from Nashville to Los Angeles to NYC and Capitol Hill. The result of five years of passionate work is a treasure trove of IP for solving problems in the music industry and hundreds of better educated music groups, startups and marketing agencies. The RMF is looking for a new home for their intellectual property, and you can fill out the form below if interested.
In 2012 the foundation was shut down, but its mission lives on through the largest online group of music and entertainment professionals in the world. This massive group, with more than 150,000 members, was the result of numerous crowdsourcing projects and hundreds of lively discussions on the future of the music industry. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this journey and for continuing our mission for a restored music industry.