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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

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

Rumer Speaks Out On Music Education

Rumer Speaks Out On Music Education

December 10, 2014 BY fac admin

On Tuesday, FAC board member and Atlantic Recording Artist, Rumer​, made a speech about the development of Music Education at Westminster’s Education Forum. Her keynote, entitled “Music as a career: supporting the next generation of musicians​”,​addressed the very real need … Read more

FAC supports WIN’s Fair Digital Deals Declaration and Fiduciary Duty to Artists

FAC supports WIN’s Fair Digital Deals Declaration and Fiduciary Duty to Artists

July 17, 2014 BY fac admin

The FAC welcomes and supports the new ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ made yesterday by the World Independent Network (WIN) and a multitude of independent labels.​ We applaud how this sets the bar for industry-wide transparency and best practice in its … Read more

Crispin Hunt’s letter for Directorship at PRS

Crispin Hunt’s letter for Directorship at PRS

April 30, 2014 BY fac admin

To vote you should have received two security codes from PRS by post or email, if you have not received them or lost them, please call the Electoral Reform Society with your PRS Membership number to hand on 0208 889 … Read more

Crispin Hunt’s speech at BPI’s AGM

Crispin Hunt’s speech at BPI’s AGM

April 24, 2014 BY fac admin

“Good Afternoon, and thanks very much to Geoff, Tony and the BPI for inviting me to speak today. It’s an honour.My names Crispin Hunt, I’m Co-Ceo of the Featured Artists Coalition. I’m a songwriter and a producer and I used to be in a … Read more

FAC EU Copyright Consultation Submission summary

FAC EU Copyright Consultation Submission summary

March 6, 2014 BY fac admin

The European Commission has called for evidence from all stakeholders in order to review EU Copyright rules. To read about the consultation click here. We are responding as the Featured Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum representing 3000 featured … Read more

Artists, Managers and Performers alliance (AMP) calls for 50/50 split on streaming royalties

Artists, Managers and Performers alliance (AMP) calls for 50/50 split on streaming royalties

March 6, 2014 BY fac admin

AMP (Artists, Managers, Performers), the recently formed alliance between the Musicians’ Union, the Music Managers’ Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition, is calling for streaming royalties to be split equally between the artist and the label in a submission to the … Read more

Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly become Elected Performer Directors on Performer Board and PPL Board

Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly become Elected Performer Directors on Performer Board and PPL Board

November 29, 2013 BY fac admin

Two Performer Directors Elected at Seventh PPL Annual Performer Meeting  London 27 November 2013. The seventh PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) took place today at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). As part of the formal business of the meeting, … Read more