LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Kobalt Music, Wixen Music UK and Inside Baseball Music Publishing have today (Nov. 6) announced that they have joined forces to form the Independent Alliance for Artists Rights (IAFAR), an organization aimed at educating and protecting those in the neighboring and related rights sectors.
Commenting on the news, Ann Tausis, managing director, Kobalt Neighboring 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.”
IAFAR will have its official launch during a special ticketed event scheduled to take place on November 21 in London.
For more information and ticket requests go to IAFAR.co.uk.