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Crispin Hunt’s speech at BPI’s AGM

April 24, 2014 BY fac admin
Crispin Hunt’s speech at BPI’s AGM

“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

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 and 3000 … 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

Calling all Featured Artists: We need your votes

Calling all Featured Artists: We need your votes

November 7, 2013 BY fac admin

MARK KELLY AND CRISPIN HUNT DESERVE YOUR VOTE TO REPRESENT YOU AT PPL PLEASE ACT AND VOTE NOW   PPL provides an increasingly important income stream for artists and musicians derived from recorded music. The FAC, in partnership with the … Read more

Number of Elected Performer Directors on PPL Performer Board to Increase

Number of Elected Performer Directors on PPL Performer Board to Increase

October 17, 2013 BY fac admin

London 17 October 2013. The seventh PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 27 November and will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. This year, the … Read more

Nick Mason gives talk at Wall St Journal Tech Cafe

Nick Mason gives talk at Wall St Journal Tech Cafe

September 26, 2013 BY fac admin

This week, FAC co-chair and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason said the music industry has finally accepted streaming services, but added that there is still a tension between the record labels and the artists. Speaking at The Wall Street Journal Tech Cafe … Read more

Momentum Music Fund announces first round of grants awarded

Momentum Music Fund announces first round of grants awarded

August 30, 2013 BY fac admin

Today (August 30th) PRS for Music Foundation has announced the first ten artists to be awarded grants from the£500k Momentum Music Fund, launched with public funding from National Lottery through Arts Council England in May of this year. These artists are:  Brolin, Dutch … Read more

FAC and Younison speak in EU Parliament

FAC and Younison speak in EU Parliament

April 5, 2013 BY fac admin

David Stopps, on behalf of the FAC and MMF attended European Parliament in Brussels along side European lobbying organisation, Younison to discuss updates in the Collective Rights Management directive being put through.Our demands for the directive are made up of the following:1. The directive … Read more

Music Ally 2013: Crispin Hunt calls for transparency while Universal slam windowing

Music Ally 2013: Crispin Hunt calls for transparency while Universal slam windowing

December 12, 2012 BY admin

Last night, FAC co-CEO, Crispin Hunt, took part in Music Ally’s 2013: A Survival Guide, speaking specifically in terms of the future of digital music. He was joined by Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s global head of digital business; Joe Cohen, CEO of … Read more