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Sandie Shaw in M magazine

June 26, 2015 BY fac admin
Sandie Shaw in M magazine

Sandie Shaw was recently interviewed for PRS mag M. Read the full account of growing as an artist in the sixties and seventies, challenges that artists are facing today and why women rule. http://thefac.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SANDIE-SHAW-M-22nd-JUNE-2015.pdf

Fran Healy leads The Times on Apple Debate

Fran Healy leads The Times on Apple Debate

June 26, 2015 BY fac admin

Fran Healy of Travis and FAC boardmember recently wrote to The Times regarding the Apple and Taylor Swift debate on artists being paid for the three month trial that they hope to offer with the launch of Apple Music at … Read more

IAO Midem Press Conference: Saturday 8th May

IAO Midem Press Conference: Saturday 8th May

June 5, 2015 BY fac admin

Five minutes with Paul Pacifico, President, IAO What is the International Artist Organisation? The IAO is the umbrella association for national organisations representing the rights and interests of Featured Artists in the Music Industry. Our principal interests are transparency, the … Read more

Dan Le Sac to host Open Artist Session

Dan Le Sac to host Open Artist Session

May 27, 2015 BY fac admin

We are very excited to announce that Dan Le Sac will be hosting our next Artist Open Session at The Water Rats in Kings Cross, London on Thursday 28th May. Dan Le Sac, formerly half of Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius … Read more

IAO Open Letter in response to IMMF regarding Record Label and Music Publisher deals in the Digital Market

IAO Open Letter in response to IMMF regarding Record Label and Music Publisher deals in the Digital Market

May 22, 2015 BY fac admin

Andrus AnsipVice-President, Digital Single Market Günther OettingerCommissioner for Digital Economy and Society Margrethe VestagerCommissioner for Competition   European CommissionRue de la Loi 2001049 BrusselsBelgium                                 … Read more

FAC Address Westminster Forum on Digital Strategy

April 17, 2015 BY fac admin

We keep hearing that the digital market is not the future, it is the present.   And that is true…Sort of.  In reality, we live in a multi-speed industry with different artists experiencing very different pathways – some have fans that … Read more

Sheridans: Trademarks, Image Rights and Branding

Sheridans: Trademarks, Image Rights and Branding

March 5, 2015 BY fac admin

Last night, Sheridans law firm hosted FAC members to discuss Trademarks, Image Rights and Branding. Tahir Basheer gave an excellent presentation detailing the law around Intellectual Property Rights. Your brand is your face to the outside world, it’s what entrusts … Read more

Facebook Refresher: Musicians Guide to Content Marketing in 2015

Facebook Refresher: Musicians Guide to Content Marketing in 2015

February 19, 2015 BY fac admin

Recently, FAC members gathered at Facebook’s HQ in London to learn the best insider knowledge on content and marketing. We learnt some key point, listed below. For further insights and information on Facebook’s best of practice, you can request to … Read more

Apples and Pears in the Music Industry

February 6, 2015 BY fac admin

Written by FAC CEO, Paul Pacifico The excerpts published from the report by SNEP, France’s equivalent of the BPI, which represents the ‘Major’ labels in conjunction with accountants Ernst & Young is received in large part with positivity by the artist community. … Read more

Put Fans First: Transparency in the Secondary Ticketing Market

Put Fans First: Transparency in the Secondary Ticketing Market

February 4, 2015 BY fac admin

ASK YOUR MP TO PUT FANS FIRST Over the last few years, there have been many discussions in Parliament about ‘Secondary Tickets’ or ‘Ticket Touts’.Efforts to curb the market, and for ticket exchanges to work in favour of fans, have … Read more



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