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2010-11-23 03:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA has brought together world-leading music bands Muse, Faithless, and upcoming new artists Metric and Eliza Doolittle for the first ever GSMA Band App Audition, an app developer competition calling for innovative mobile app concepts for the artists to engage with their fans throughout the world. The competition, organised by the GSMA in partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the Music Managers Forum (MMF) is open from 23rd...

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2009-09-22 06:35:46

Illegal file sharers are bringing discord among British musicians, as singer Lily Allen voices her disagreement with a statement from a group of artists that includes Annie Lennox and Radiohead. The debate centers around a recent proposal by the British government to stop illegal music downloaders from accessing the Internet, reported Reuters. The proposals outlined last month included demanding that Internet Service Providers take action against those who repeatedly download files illegally,...

2008-10-06 21:00:15

By The Associated Press LONDON - Some of Britain's biggest music stars announced Saturday that they are banding together to demand greater control over their music in the digital age. Radiohead, Robbie Williams and the Kaiser Chiefs are among more than 60 founding members of the Featured Artists' Coalition. The group says it wants musicians, rather than record labels, to retain control over the rights to their music. It says new technology is changing the music industry, and artists...

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2008-10-05 08:00:00

A music industry power shift is taking place in Britain, where rock and pop stars have formed a new coalition to try to gain control and ownership of their work from record labels.  The new group, called Featured Artists' Coalition (FAC), includes acts such as The Verve, Robbie Williams, Kaiser Chiefs, Billy Bragg, Bryan Ferry, David Gilmour, Iron Maiden, Kate Nash, Klaxons and Radiohead. These artists seek to gain rights to the music they create to have more authority in how their...


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