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.
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...
How can artists be fairly compensated? This is the main question for a panel at this year's MIDEM. Tore Engström Østby will on behalf of IAO discuss the matters with a representative from the EU parliament and leaders from Spotify, Deezer, A2IM. The panel will discuss...
IAO statement on the World Independent Network (WIN) article “Why ‘Equitable Remuneration’ Is Not Equitable”.
IAO statement on the World Independent Network (WIN) article “Why ‘Equitable Remuneration’ Is Not Equitable”. In response to the introduction of a right to equitable remuneration for streaming in Uruguay, the World Independent Network (WIN) published an article...
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...
A campaign in the USA to demand fair market pay for all music on ALL radio platforms
Music needs a fair and transparent marketplace for performers whether to protect cultural assets or encourage new growth