Kobalt Music, Wixen Music UK and Inside Baseball Music Publishing have announced the formation of the Independent Alliance for Artists Rights (IAFAR), an organisation set up to protect those in neighbouring and related rights.
Launching with a special event on November 21 in London, IAFAR will provide education in the form of workshops, seminars, and literature to artists and organizations.
Ann Tausis, managing director, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights, said: “Anyone who is a performing artist or represents at least one performing artist and is not a collective management organisation, may become a member of IAFAR. We have had great interest from the industry so far, confirming the genuine need for this organisation. Strength in numbers, power in knowledge.”
Naomi Asher, president, Wixen Music UK added: “This is a long time in the making. As this income stream grows in its importance, so does the need for a neutral industry body to provide support for those whose livelihoods depend on it. We are very excited that IAFAR is finally a reality.”
The IAFAR official launch is a ticketed event, for more information and ticket requests go to IAFAR.co.uk.