The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) was founded in 2009 to support, promote and protect the artist community in the music industry.
The FAC nurtures a community of artists and provides support, advice and education in order to empower artist entrepreneurs in the ever evolving music industry. This includes running workshops, mentoring and networking sessions for our members.
The FAC functions as a collective voice, actively promoting transparency and fairness within the industry. Artists possess a persuasive voice in influencing political debates, so the FAC ensures that voice is heard by government and policymakers in the UK, USA and EU.
Within the music industry, the FAC encourages better standards and business practices from record labels, music publishers and other business partners. The FAC has secured a seat on the board of UK Music, an umbrella organisation that brings together all sides of the music industry. This ensures the artist voice is heard at the highest level and on an equal footing alongside labels and other stakeholders.
The FAC is also at the heart of umbrella artist organisation IAO (International Artist Organisation) in order to unite artists on an international level.
As music and technology evolve, the FAC considers emerging forms of creative expression and new and innovative ways for artists to earn a living from what they do. The FAC works positively with the technology sector to stand up for the artist’s position while identifying solutions and opportunities to enhance the options available to artists.
Board of Directors
The FAC board includes: Imogen Heap (Artist In Residence), Annie Lennox, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Fran Healy (Travis), Hal Ritson (The Young Punx), Howard Jones, Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything), Kate Nash, Katie Melua, Lemar, Lucy Pullin, Master Shortie, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Roxanne de Bastion, Rumer, Sam Lee, Sandie Shaw.
The FAC, Featured Artists Coalition Limited (Nos: 06845484) is registered as a limited company in London, United Kingdom. The FAC operates as a non-profit organisation.
Privacy and Data Protection Statement
The Featured Artists’ Coalition (“FAC”) is committed to protecting your privacy.
This policy explains how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us whether online or via phone, mobile, e-mail, letter or other correspondence.
By using our website, any of our services, or providing us with any personal information we will assume you are agreeing to your information being used and disclosed in the ways described in this policy.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from May 2018 gives all EU citizens more rights and protections for their personal data, to minimise the possibility of theft and fraud. These regulations include provisions for the following areas:
The right to be informed: Organisations must publish a privacy notice, in addition to explaining transparently how they use this personal data.
The right of access: Individuals will have the right to demand details of any of their data that an organisation may hold. This information must be provided within one month of request at no charge to the individual.
The right to rectification: If a person’s data is incorrect or incomplete, he or she has the right to have it corrected. If the organisation that holds the information has passed any of that information to third parties. The company must inform the third party of the correction and inform the person which third parties have their personal data.
The right to be forgotten: A person may request the removal of his or her personal data in specific circumstances.
The right to restrict processing: Under certain circumstances, an individual can block the processing of his or her personal data.
The right to data portability: A person can access their data for their own use anywhere they prefer.
The right to object: A person can object to the use of their personal data for most purposes.
Data Protection Act
In carrying out our day to day activities we process and store personal information relating to our community and members and we are therefore required to adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. We take our responsibilities under this act very seriously and we ensure the personal information we obtain is held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations.
3.2 Forms and email links.
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to/be processed otherwise than by any of the third-party data processors defined below (7). Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and encrypted according to our host partner Music Glue’s policies.
3.3 Email newsletter
If you choose to join our newsletter mailings (which is sent via email), the email address that you submit to us will be stored in Mailchimp, which we use for our email marketing. We consider Mailchimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will be stored within this website’s own database but not in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will remain within Mailchimp database on our website for as long as we continue to use this platform for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
We will not sell or swap your information with any third party. We may share your information with our data processors. These are trusted partner organisations that work with us in connection with our organisation’s purposes. All our trusted partners are required to comply with data protection laws and our high standards and are only allowed to process your information in strict compliance with our instructions. We will always make sure appropriate contracts and controls are in place and we regularly monitor all our partners to ensure their compliance. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are required to do so through a legal obligation (for example to the police or a government body); to enable us to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or rights under an agreement; or to protect us, for example, in the case of suspected fraud or defamation. We do not share your information for any other purposes.
We aim to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. If any of the information we hold about you is inaccurate and either you advise us or we become otherwise aware, we will ensure it is amended and updated as soon as possible.
This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of the date at the end of this web page. We will regularly review and update this Privacy and Data Protection Statement and will update, modify, add or remove sections at our discretion. Any changes will be notified to you through on this page. Your continued use of our website, any of our services and/or the continued provision of personal information after we have posted the changes to these terms will be taken to mean you are in agreement with those changes.
● request a copy of the information we hold about you;
● update or amend the information we hold about you if it is wrong;
● change your communication preferences at any time;
● ask us to remove your personal information from our records;
● object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes; or
● raise a concern or complaint about the way in which your information is being used.
If you wish to find out more about these rights or obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact us at: The Featured Artists Coalition, FOR A Building, 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB.
Published May 2018