Lucie Caswell appointed new CEO of the FAC
The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) today announced the appointment of a new CEO Lucie Caswell who will work alongside AIR (Artist In Residence) CEO Imogen Heap and the Board of Directors marking an exciting new chapter for the organisations.
“We are enormously looking forward to getting stuck in with Lucie as our new Chief Exec. On her appointment, I will be moving into the FAC's first Artist In Residence, Creative Executive Officer (AIR CEO) role. A position I’m very excited about. Together we can really shine as an organisation. The diverse careers of Lucie’s nous and skills within the music industry and my own 20 years’ worth of experience an artist, is unique to the FAC and one we feel can really empower the artist community in a huge and positive way, like never before.”
In this dual dynamic between the creative and executive, the CEO and AIR CEO together present formidable capability to drive forwards a comprehensive and progressive future for Artists, within all aspects of the industry.
2017 has been a transformative year for the FAC, with the membership organisation gathering momentum and influence across a number of issues and policies that affect the rights of featured artists. Being at the heart of the business, Lucie and Imogen plan to amplify the artist’s voice, with collaborative and forward looking plans for the FAC.
Commenting on her appointment, Lucie says,
“I am very excited to work with Imogen and the FAC, continuing the good work to date for the artists who are the core of the music ecosystem. We have a lot to do but a real, combined energy as a team, which will only grow in strength and impact.
We have an opportunity to make the music business a template for how sustainable, innovative and ethical business can be done. I hope to help make the business run in their name, one which artists feel proud of and secure within.”
Lucie is a senior negotiator and music licensing executive. She has been in the music and entertainment business for over 14 years, working across the industry and negotiating from all sides of the table, including for record labels, music publishers, for PRS for Music and within digital music services. She also ran her own company managing rights for major commercial and music industry clients and developing projects in music enterprise.
Lucie has significant experience in start-up growth, spending several years developing innovative businesses using music. She is also dedicated to social enterprise, being a non-Executive Director for significant social impact initiatives.
The FAC has joined other creator groups and the MMF to call for greater transparency and fairness within the music industry. Record labels, music publishers and collection societies are engaging with the Coalition in a far more constructive manner than ever before as are the tech giants whose new technologically has changed the landscape for artist and fan so dramatically. Annabella Coldrick CEO of the MMF will work closely with Lucie & Imogen and says,
"I'm really looking forward to working closely with Lucie as Chief Executive of the FAC on our joint campaigns supporting music creatives. The MMF has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the FAC since its inception. There needs to be a strong artists voice in public policy discussions and the FAC provides this. Artists and managers travel many roads together and we are united in the fight for fairness, transparency and accountability throughout the value chain from artist to their audience."