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

What is IAO?

“Where words fail, music speaks”

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

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Artists Call For Fair Remuneration And Transparency In Europe

Brussels 9 October 2018. Artists are calling on the EU to give clear rights to fair remuneration and transparency in Europe. As the Copyright Directive reaches its final stage, the Council, the Parliament and the Commission are negotiating a...

Finnish research examines Spotify’s payment scheme

Finnish research examines Spotify's payment scheme, suggest alternatives - at the moment, marginal music streamers unknowingly support big stars. The study has demonstrated the basic differences and correlations between the pro rata and the user centric distribution...

The “Music Moves Europe”

IAO alongside the main organisations of the music sector claiming a taylor-made EU music program - The “Music Moves Europe” Preparatory Action project. Joint letter in support of a EU music programme Dear President Juncker, Today, the music sector is gathered in...

Current Campaigns

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

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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