Music licensing specialist Lucie Caswell has been named as the new Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) chief executive.
Caswell takes over from singer songwriter Imogen Heap, who has been acting chief executive since September 2016. Heap now becomes FAC’s first artist in residence chief executive.
Caswell has been working in the music and entertainment industries for 14 years, managing rights for commercial and music industry clients and negotiating on behalf of record labels and publishers.
She said: ‘I am very excited to work with Imogen and the FAC, continuing the good work to date for artists, who are the beating heart and essential core of the music ecosystem. We have a lot to do but a believe this new structure will allow us to build on the successes, strength and impact we’ve achieved to date.
‘We have an opportunity to make the music business a template for how sustainable, innovative and ethical business can be done. I hope to help make the business run in their name, one which artists feel proud of and secure within.’
Imogen added: ‘This marks a fantastic new chapter for the organisation. We’re really looking forward to getting stuck in with Lucie as our new Chief Exec.
‘On her appointment, I will be moving into the FAC’s first Artist In Residence, Creative Executive Officer (AIR CEO) role; a position I’m very excited about. Together we can really shine as an organisation.
‘Our diverse careers – Lucie’s nous and skills within the music industry, and my own 20 years’ worth of experience as an artist, is unique to the FAC. We truly believe that this means we can really empower the artist community in a huge and positive way – like never before.’