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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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NEW REPORT REVEALS ARTISTS ARE LET DOWN BY LEGISLATORSThe 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, making this one of the largest artist surveys ever and the first to investigate the effects of the DSM directive.The objective of the survey was to map out the reality for artists in relation to the DSM directive, which was set out to strengthen artists' positions in the economy and, among other things, ensure fair remuneration and transparent information. The survey was a joint venture between the IAO and AEPO-ARTIS, representing European Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) for performers, along with CMOs and artist organisations. It’s clear that with just 5.1% expressing satisfaction with their streaming income, whereas 25.8% remain neutral, and 69.1% are dissatisfied, there is still work to do. Additionally, 64.7% of signed EU artists report a lack of transparency and detailed information as mandated by the new legislation (Article 19). Further statistics from the survey show that 87.6% believe that streaming revenues are not distributed in a fair way (Article 18), with notable variations in perceptions of fairness across EU member states.The report can be found here: www.iaomusic.org/the-impact-of-the-dsm-directive-on-eu-artists-and-musicians-part-2-2024/ ... See MoreSee Less
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NEW REPORT REVEALS ARTISTS ARE LET DOWN BY LEGISLATORS

The largest survey to this day reports only 5.1% are satisfied with streaming revenues and 64.7% report lack of transparency.

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!

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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