Ed O'Brien

  1. Universal/EMI: Deal Looks Likely to Be Approved, But at What Cost to UMG?

    July 26, 2012 3:30 PM EDT The extensive, lengthy and ongoing negotiations between the Universal Music Group and the European Union Commission to hammer out a concessions package of assets to be divested means that the regulatory agency is likely to approve the acquisition ...

  2. Radiohead, Pink Floyd Members Express Opposition To EU Draft Copyright Legislation

    July 11, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Newly proposed draft legislation by the European Commission designed to enhance cross-border digital licensing, streamline societies' royalty collection and combat piracy has been criticized by artists' lobbying body Younison, which repr ...

  3. Artists Back Lily, Call For Three-Strikes Law

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a three-hour meeting in London called by the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the artist community has reached an agreed position on tackling illegal file-sharing that would result in technical sanctions against persistent infringers. It fo ...

  4. FAC Responds To Lily Allen-Inspired P2P Debate

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After U.K. pop act Lily Allen hit out at "really rich and successful rock stars" who questioned the government's proposals to tackle illegal file-sharing, the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has responded to her comments. The singe ...

  5. Lily Allen Lashes Out At File-Sharers

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has written a lengthy diatribe against illegal file-sharing, prompted by some "really rich and successful artists" who publicly stated that P2P users should not have their Internet connections cut. Musicians inclu ...

  6. Radiohead's Ed O'Brien To Deliver MidemNet Keynote

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien will give a keynote address at the digital music business conference MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 23. O'Brien, who is a director on the board of the Featured Artists Coalition (Billboard, April 4), will descr ...

  7. Featured Artists Coalition Meeting Re-Scheduled

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The first meeting of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has been re-scheduled for March 11 at London venue Heaven. The meeting remains restricted to artists and will be hosted by the steering committee, comprising Radiohead's Ed O'Brie ...