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Radiohead, Pink Floyd members to debate future of music industry

Featured Artists Coalition announces musicians only debate

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien at Victoria Park, June 24. At one point during the gig he and Thom Yorke formed an acoustic duo, performing a stripped-down version of 'In Rainbows' track 'Faust Arp' while the rest of the band waited in the wings. Pic: Andy Willsher
Members of Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Marillion are all set to take part in a debate about the future of the music industry on October 28.

The musicians will speak in a debate entitled 'Survival in the 21st Century', which is being organised by the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), PRS Foundation For New Music's base in Berners Street, London.

Marillion's Mark Kelly and rapper Master Shortie are set contribute to the debate for musicians artists only. FAC founders Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Pink Floyd[/b]'s Nick Mason will also speak.

Among the topics to be discussed will be ways to get music directly to fans, like thhe route used by [a]Radiohead, who allowed consumers to "name their own price" for the 2007 download release of 'In Rainbows'. Alternative revenue streams and the future of the FAC will also be discussed.

For more information head to Featuredartistscoalition.com.



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