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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).
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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Lily Allen piracy views spark more debate

Lily Allen's recent blog on music piracy has certainly sparked a helluva debate. James Blunt has weighed in to support her with a letter to The Times newspaper: "Sir, I want to put my hand up in support of Lily Allen. She's...