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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

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 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

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



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