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FAC announces appointment of first full-time CEO

By | Published on Monday 12 January 2015


The Featured Artists Coalition last week announced that it was appointing a full-time CEO for the first time in the form of Paul Pacifico. Previously board members Mark Kelly and Crispin Hunt worked as part-time co-CEOs for the artist repping group.

A musician himself, though with a previous background in finance and also MD of music consultancy Specific Music, Pacifico is already a member of the FAC’s board, and has become a regular spokesman for the organisation in the last year. Confirming his new expanded role, he said: “It’s an incredibly exciting but equally challenging time for anyone in the music industry, and I look forward to bringing my commercial and strategic background to play in my new role for the FAC, alongside my love for music”.

Meanwhile the organisation’s co-Chairs – Sandie Shaw, Ed O’Brien and Nick Mason – said in a statement: “The appointment of Paul as the FAC’s first full-time CEO defines a milestone in the history of the FAC and its promotion of music artists’ interests and rights – and it signifies the incredible growth that this young organisation has achieved over the past few years and our intensified programme planned for the future. The search for the right person with the unusual skillset of musician, financier and entrepreneur has not been easy. We are so happy to have found Paul – he has a lot of hard and fulfilling work ahead of him”.