Imogen Heap named Featured Artists Coalition CEO
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Imogen Heap has been announced as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Featured Artist Coalition (FAC).
Music Week reported that the experimental singer songwriter will replace outgoing CEO Paul Pacifico on an interim basis for the next six months.
Other appointments include Sandie Shaw as president as well as Blur drummer Dave Rowntree and Lemar as new board members. They join the likes of Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Nick Mason from Pink Floyd.
Commenting on her appointment, Imogen told Music Week said: ‘I’m beyond excited and honoured to take the FAC’s brilliant work and goals further over the coming months. I’ve been lucky enough to experience first-hand as a board member, the incredible dedication and passion of the team working their collective magic throughout the FAC. I have a feeling it’s going to continue to be fun as well as fruitful for all.
‘It is such a critical organisation for all featured artists in the UK and I hope to continue to help us grow in strength, and collectively to bring us ever closer to a fair and sustainable future music industry. A huge thank you to those responsible for giving me this chance to get really stuck in with, to work with so many matters so close to my heart after 20 years of being in this industry.’
FAC president Sandie Shaw was recently awarded the Roll of Honour at this year’s Women in Music Awards alongside Westbury Music director Paulette Long and Lucy Blair, director, international sales and marketing, The Orchard.
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