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”

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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...

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

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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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