Representing the rights and interests of featured artists in the music industry

“Where words fail, music speaks”

– Hans Christensen Anderson

IAO is the umbrella association for national organisations representing the rights and interests of featured artists in the music industry.

Our principal interests are transparency, the protection of intellectual property and a fair reflection of the value an artist’s work generates.

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NEW REPORT REVEALS ARTISTS ARE LET DOWN BY LEGISLATORS

NEW REPORT REVEALS ARTISTS ARE LET DOWN BY LEGISLATORS

The International Artist Organisation (IAO) releases part two of Streams and Dreams, commissioned to Swedish music industry researcher Daniel Johansson. With the support of AEPO-ARTIS and its members, a respondent body of 9,542 artists across Europe was achieved,...

IAO Voicing the Artist’s Needs at Midem

IAO Voicing the Artist’s Needs at Midem

At the annual Music Industry Conference in Cannes last week Tore Engström Østby represented IAO in a panel discussing The Creator & The Industry; Sharing The Created Value.  After an introduction by MEP Ibán García Del Blanco, who commissioned report «Cultural...

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We are sad to read Daniel Ek's statement about content in NME, and we would love to sit down with him and explain the reality of creators and the investments made by artists! ... See MoreSee Less
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IAO alongside 12 other organisations call for EU legislators to address the AI challenges and to engage in a comprehensive and democratic debate leading to a clear legal framework preserving the rights and the integrity of the works of creators.

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IAO is the umbrella association for national organisations representing the rights & interests of Featured Artists in the Music Industry.

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Current campaigns

GECAT Pass

Getting ALL European artists back on the road Proposal for a cultural area permit scheme across multiple geographical groupings, July 2021 The European Union and its nearest neighbours across multiple geographical groupings share many aspects of aligned cultural and...

Music First

A campaign in the USA to demand fair market pay for all music on ALL radio platforms

Make Music Work

Music needs a fair and transparent marketplace for performers whether to protect cultural assets or encourage new growth