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When Musicians Organize:
The Featured Artists Coalition Gets Some high Profile Members


By: Spacelab Research Staff

Radiohead, The Verve, Badly Drawn Boy, Kaiser Chiefs, The Cribs and more have just joined The Featured Artists Coalition to work for the protection of performers' and musicians' rights.


The group has just launched a drive to help artists gain more control over how their music is packaged, sold and marketed when working with labels and other groups.


Based on the premise that bands should own their own musical copyright, so they can then lease that to partners like labels, the group thinks that transparency and fairness in negotiations should be a normal procedure for how labels and artists work together.


"For us, this is a no-brainer of an issue and we believe that all artists and musicians should be signing up to this too," said Radiohead's Ed O'Brien when speaking about Radiohead's joing the group.


"I think now more than ever, with the digital age, and records companies disbursing and disbanding, particularly young bands need a governing voice that will support them and their ideas and help protect their works," said Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough.


Tags: Featured Artists Coalition, copyright

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