ISAC - A brief history
The Icelandic Society of Authors & Composers, ISAC was established in 1981. Its main purpose is to protect and enhance the rights of contemporary songwriters, composers and lyricists in Iceland.
ISAC is one of two STEF societies, the collecting society of Iceland, the other being The Icelandic Society of Classical Composers.
ISAC's objectives and policies
We want popular music to be recognized for what it has done for the image and reputation of Iceland globally and for it to be acknowledged and supported as such. We have insisted on seats in Iceland's key art communities and institutions. We have also fought for the lowering of value added tax on music related goods and for the recognition of music ownership and property ownership being treated equally when it comes to taxes.
Members of FTT: 440
Membership fee: 8000 ISK / 12000 ISK
Membership conditions: One must be a member of STEF, the collecting society of Iceland and one´s work must have been performed in public.
The ISAC board
Chairman: Bragi Valdimar Skúlason
Vice Chairman: Jakob Frímann Magnússon
Board Members: Samúel Jón Samúelsson, Helgi Björnsson, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Helgi Björnsson and Védís Hervör Árnadóttir.
Managing Director: Jón Ólafsson
Board meetings are held monthly: First Tuesday of every month at eleven o´clock .