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FAC joins UK Music

By | Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015


The Featured Artists Coalition has joined UK Music, which gets the trade body of trade bodies a step closer to its claim of representing the entire music industry. One day, guys. One day.

Says UK Music CEO Jo Dipple: “With the Featured Artists Coalition joining us, the collective that is UK Music will truly represent the view of industry. Featured artists are an integral part of the music we love. The board and I will work hard to ensure the FAC voice helps shape future policy. It is an exciting time for UK Music. The stronger we are, and the more united we can be as an industry, the better placed we are to meet any challenges and opportunities. Our board unanimously agreed that the FAC take its seat at UK Music’s table”.

FAC CEO Paul Pacifico adds: “The Featured Artists Coalition board voted unanimously to join UK Music. Our interest is in helping shape a sustainable music industry, fit for the digital world and UK Music provides a unique opportunity for our industry to speak with one voice on key issues. We will work with the UK Music board to ensure that artists’ rights are respected and reflected in all policy making that impacts our industry”.

For those interested, the ten members that make up UK Music are now, BPI, AIM, MPA, PPL, PRS, MPG, MMF, BASCA and the MU. And the FAC, of course. While the live sector feeds into the proceedings via the UK Live Music Group and its chair Paul Latham.