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

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Artists welcome the remuneration right for streaming adopted in Belgium

Belgium has adopted a non-waivable remuneration right in addition to the exclusive rights for streaming. Artists welcome this valuable provision that represents an important measure to actually ensure appropriate and proportionate remuneration to performers. It will...

DSA – Plenary holds cards to building a safer internet

DSA – Plenary holds cards to building a safer internet

 With the upcoming plenary vote, the European Parliament can still turn the DSA into an opportunity for the EU to play a global role in making the internet a safer space for everyone.  Ahead of this week’s (Thursday 20th Jan) plenary vote in the European Parliament on...

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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

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The European Cultural Community is united in condemning the horrifying invasion of #Ukraine by Russia. National Governments, the European Commission and World Leaders must support European Cultural Organisations to continue collaboration with Ukraine. 👉 bit.ly/3vErbH2Signing organisations include:• European Theatre Convention (ETC)• Opera Europa• Culture Action Europe• PEARLE*-Live Performance Europe• E:UTSA - Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies• mitos21• ASSITEJ - The International Association of Theatre for Children & Young People• On the Move• EMC - European Music Council• ITI - International Theatre Institute German Centre• Circostrada Network - ARTCENA• European Festivals Association• European Association of Independent Performing Arts• IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association• Europe Jazz Network• Live DMA• IN SITU• European Composer & Songwriter Alliance• European Dancehouse Network• The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)• GESAC: European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers• PROSPERO• Liveurope, the live music platform for new European talent• Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF)• PRODISS• PROFEDIM• Független Előad -műv szeti Sz vets g• Hungarian Theatre Society• ELIA• CEDC - Coalitions europ ennes pour la diversit culturelle• ECHO European Concert Hall Organisation• Michael Culture Association• REMA - European Early Music Network• YOUROPE - The European Festival Association• International Artist Organisation• IAA Europe• Federation of European Publishers• International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity – IFCCD• International Federation of Film Distributors' and Publishers' Associations (FIAD)• ACCR – Association des Centres Culturels de Rencontre• Le Syndicat National du Th tre Priv et la F d ration SCENES• Trans Europe Halles• FIM - International Federation of Musicians• EFNYO - European Federation of National Youth Orchestras ... See MoreSee Less
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What is IAO?

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.

IAO is a not-for-profit organisation based in Paris that was officially founded in 2015 by its six founder-members: FAC (UK), GAM (France), CoArtis (Spain), Domus (Germany), Gramart (Norway) and FACIR (Belgium). The organisation is in the process of expanding its membership to welcome artist organisations from more countries across Europe and beyond.

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