Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien has written a blog about his involvement in the Featured Artists' Coalition, the FAC.
O'Brien's blog appears on Radiohead's Dead Air Space site and he writes (with his own spelling):
"Traditionally in the music industry two groups have been shut out of any negotiations and rights/revenue carve ups â¦ and that's the artists and the fans. The formation of the FAC is all about changing this state of affairsâ¦
"Hopefully we can not only do artists justice but also the people who listen to our music. After all, in order to be a musician you have to be a music fan â¦â¦ And first and foremost this is about trying to ensure that young bands and artists get a fair deal and are able to make a living in the digital era â¦.
"Timing is everything and with a man like Barack Obama in the Whitehouse, it's a moment to set up a really great and dare I say it noble organisation."
More details on the FAC.
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