Musicians fight back

A controversial coalition of artists that includes Billy Bragg, Annie Lennox and Nick Mason has called in Deliberate PR to help it campaign.

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has been embroiled in a spat with record labels and the Musicians' Union, as the Government's consultation on illegal file-sharing draws to a close.

The FAC was set up less than a year ago to safeguard artists' rights in a digital age. The body recruited Deliberate PR as its first PR agency to manage a news-driven campaign that raises awareness of the body and influences policymakers.

The FAC said plans to suspend offenders' broadband accounts were too heavy-handed.

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