Tag: featured artists coalition
Featured Artists Coalition joins blockchain bandwagon
The latest industry body to hail blockchain technology as having potential for music is the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC).
July 19, 2016
Safe harbour reform must benefit artists as well as labels warns IAO
Artists have been prominent in this year’s debate around YouTube and reform of ‘safe harbour’ legislation on both sides of the Atlantic. See this week’s open letter to US Congress signed by Taylor Swift, U2 and Paul...
June 21, 2016
Featured Artists Coalition criticises Sony Music over Spotify deal
Last week, court papers from Sony Music’s court battle with 19 Entertainment over streaming deals revealed part of the major label’s defence against claims it willingly lessened artist income by accepting lower royalty...
July 15, 2015
AMP calls for 50/50 split of streaming royalties
AMP (standing for Artists, Managers, Performers) is a new alliance made up of the Musicians’ Union, the Music Managers’ Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition
March 6, 2014
MMF and FAC hit out at lack of progress for On Air On Sale
When the On Air On Sale initiative was announced in the UK earlier this year, it met with praise: the idea of making digital tracks available to buy as soon as they were played on the radio seemed like a sensible approach...
July 1, 2011
FAC’s Rowntree hails ‘On Air, On Sale’ initiative
This weekend's announcement that UMG and Sony are to start selling singles as soon as they're played on the radio has been welcomed by Dave Rowntree...
January 18, 2011
Bragging about filesharing
Billy Bragg has published an article in the Guardian giving insight into last week's meeting of the Featured Artists Coalition and arguing that "this is a war that no one can win."
October 1, 2009
An open music letter to Lily Allen
Lily was the toast of the FAC meeting last week, but her stance against file-sharing continues to spark debate online.
September 28, 2009
FAC agrees its position – technical measures but no disconnections
Late last week saw the Featured Artist Coalition hold an emergency meeting in London to try to hammer out an agreed position on file-sharing.
September 28, 2009
FAC faces more criticism – this time from a manager
CLM Entertainment boss Colin Lester - who manages Craig David among other artists - is the latest to lob a brickbat at the Featured Artists Coalition's stance on file-sharing.
September 25, 2009
FAC to hold artists meeting as Lily Allen continues to spark controversy
The Featured Artists Coalition is holding a meeting in London tonight to discuss the current debate around file-sharing, inviting artists to attend to "hammer out a unified position on this issue".
September 24, 2009