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Sony Defence Does Not Take Artists Interests Into Consideration

July 14, 2015 BY fac admin
Sony Defence Does Not Take Artists Interests Into Consideration

Sony has just defended the leaked deal it did with Spotify in court in the United States by stating that it had no obligation to make sure its deals with digital platforms protected value for artists.   Artists sign deals … Read more

Join us in supporting #FairPlayFairPay

Join us in supporting #FairPlayFairPay

July 10, 2015 BY fac admin

#FairPlayFairPay Week of Action The Fair Play Fair Pay Act intends to bring the US law in line with the rest of the world in paying performers from terrestrial radio. The Act was unveiled in New York in April this … Read more

Songwriting in the US – Yes or No?

July 9, 2015 BY fac admin

We have been asked recently about the position on visas when songwriters go to the USA. This paper has been written by Andy Corrigan at Re-Production to provide some guidance. I would like to preface these notes by saying that … Read more

Sandie Shaw in M magazine

Sandie Shaw in M magazine

June 26, 2015 BY fac admin

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



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