MEPs SUPPORT ARTISTS’ CALL FOR FAIRER DEAL

Brussels – 29 January 2016. MEPs and Artists work on solution for fair remuneration.MEPs from across the political spectrum came together with artists from across Europe for a working meeting in Brussels. They discussed how to create a general framework for music in...

Historic Music Code of Practice in France

The IAO welcomes the signing today of a new code of practice for the French music industry which will set new standards of behaviour between platforms, labels and artists.For the first time, artists are to be given rights to transparency, a fair share of the value...

IAO Industry Update – Reeperbahn

The IAO attended Reeperbahn in force this year with President Paul Pacifico particpating in panels on EU copyright reform as well as getting a fair deal for artists in an intense discussion which was covered by Billboard Magazine – here.FAC Director, Roxanne de...

Music Tank – Past Lessons for a Digital Future?

As the music industry transitions from the analogue past to an exciting digital future, it is essential that the correct balance is struck between the interests of all stakeholders – consumers, artists, producers (labels) and digital platforms.So far in this...

FAC Slams Sony

Sony Music are being sued by Simon Fuller’s 19 Management over the deals they have done with streaming platforms, and Spotify in particular.The defence Sony used in court was published last week and highlights the degree to which record companies and...

MEPs Back IAO Call for a Fair Share

MEPs from the Legal Affairs Committee published a press release in Brussels last Tuesday, 16th June confirming their commitment to: "call for improvements to the contractual position of authors and performers in relation to other rightholders and...