the FAC or featured artist coalition is a collective of artists that are against file sharing.
so far the artists that had signed up against file sharing are as follows....
Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) Jamie Turner Adriano Buffone (Raygun) Allan Bradbury Helienne Lindvall Tony Crean Andrew Laidlaw (Luck Soul) Isard Haasakker Tony Morrelli (The Fire Escapes) Jean-Baptiste Pilon (The Fire Escapes) Mark Headley (The Fire Escapes) Hal Ritson (The Young Punx) Billy Bragg Ben Ward Karl Harrison Howard Jones Tjinder Singh (Cornershop) Phil Simpson Athleen Steve Jones John Reynolds Sandie Shaw (via phone) David Rowntree (Blur) Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) Alan Sharland (The Hoosiers) Martin Skarendahl (The Hoosiers) Steven Hogarth (Marillion) Mark Kelly (Marillion) Guy Chambers Patrick Wolf Sam Duckworth (Get Cape Wear Cape Fly) Jamie Allen Toby Sebastian James Kelly Beryl Marsden George Jones Ross Millard (The Futureheads) Stax Dempsey Rona Sentinar Fran Healy (Travis) Karl Addy Nathan Taylor (The Young Punx) Josh Allegro Ali Howard (Lucky Soul) David Arnold Lucy Pullin (The Fire Escapes) Annie Lennox (via phone) Lily Allen (Not a Member of the FAC) George Michael Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) Signed After the meeting;
The Music Producers Guild John B Claudia Brucken (Propaganda) Rick Wilde
On September 24th a very special meeting took place at Air Studios in London. It was an unprecedented gathering of artists who all met in the spirit of collaboration and with the aim of discussing the very challenging issue of file-sharing and how it affects the lives of so many artists and all the people that support them in creating the music that we all know and love.
The statement below is the result of that meeting. If you are an artist or music industry organisation and you agree with what has been stated below, let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org we'll add your name to the list of signatories.
We the undersigned wish to express our support for Lily Allen in her campaign to alert music lovers to the threat that illegal downloading presents to our industry and to condemn the vitriol that has been directed at her in recent days.
Our meeting also voted overwhelmingly to support a three-strike sanction on those who persistently download illegal files, sanctions to consist of a warning letter, a stronger warning letter and a final sanction of the restriction of the infringer’s bandwidth to a level which would render file-sharing of media files impractical while leaving basic email and web access functional.
We also have two fantastic events coming up for artists. See the events section of our home page for more info.