Performing rights organizations & Collecting societies
IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers is an American not-for-profit PRO that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
GCA (Georgian Copyright Association) is a non-profit association which represents the members of the Association of copyright and neighbouring rights holders and their successors.
Ifpi Asia promotes the value of recorded music, safeguards record producer rights and expands the commercial usage of recorded music in all its member markets.
STIM gathers most of music creators in Sweden and spreads its activity to the rest of the world by administrating more than 1.3 million rights for Swedish rightsholders.
Sena represents the rights of musicians and producers in The Netherlands, who receive payment whenever their music is played in public. The society represents more than 28,000 musicians and producers and is committed to the right holders on a daily basis.
Gramex is a Scandinavian copyright society which promotes and administers the rights of performing artists whose performances have been recorded on phonograms and of producers of phonograms.
MCSC is the Music Copyright Society of China, the country’s only officially recognized organization for music copyright administration and has issued copyrights for over 14 million music works for approximately 4,000 members since 1994.
RIPS (Recording Industry Performance Singapore) is a collective licensing body, empowered to exercise the rights of the record companies with respect to different fields of application.
IFPI subsidiary in Norway. IFPI is a not-for-profit international organization registered in Switzerland. It defends the recording industry worldwide and represents the interests of 1,300 record companies from across the globe.
MCSK is the Kenyan non-profit making Collective Management Organization for authors, composers, arrangers and publishers of musical works.
IFPI subsidiary in Israel. IFPI is a not-for-profit international organization registered in Switzerland. It defends the recording industry worldwide and represents the interests of 1,300 record companies from across the globe.
AACIMH is the authors, composers, interprets and musicians association in Honduras, protecting and managing their works, lincenses and copyrights and their usage by broadcasting companies and collective management of copyrights organizations.
AGINPRO is the Guatemalan organization that operates as the national collective manager of copyrights and related rights.
SPRE (Société pour la Perception de la Rémunération Equitable) is a French society that collects and distributes the equitable remuneration to producers and artists/performers and is co-managed by four companies – SCPP, SPPF, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM.
ASAP is the Association of Marketing Agencies from El Salvador. Created in 1964, it promotes, defends, strengthens and dignifies marketing workers’ profession.
SODINPRO, The Dominican Phonographic Producers Society, is an organism focused in the collective managementof its partners’ copyright. Sodinpro makes an effort to spread the values of music and to collect the fair remuniration artists deserve.
OSA is the Sayco Acinpro Organization, which operates in Colombia under the National Direction of Copyritghts’ authorization, aiming to collect the remuneration that its partners are due to receive.
APDIF gathers the main Colombian music producers and defends their copyrights by offering them legal and administrative support, mainly.
ACODEM, the Colombian Association of Music Publishers, manages different kinds of copyright for its partners, focusing its activity in music synchronizarion, reproduction and the field of new technologies.
Acinpro (Asociación Colombiana de Intérpretes y Productores Fonográficos), is a Colombian non-profit collective management society for neighbouring rights.
CMRRA is the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd, a music licensing collective body representing music rightsholders who range in size from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters.
PROPHON is a non-profit organization for collective management of related music rights. The organization manages the biggest music catalogue in Bulgaria, which includes the repertoire of the four major record companies, as well as more than 25 000 independent local and foreign labels, and 180 of the most popular Bulgarian artists, bands, record companies, music companies.
MUSICAUTOR is a non-profit society of composers, lyricists and music publishers for collective management of copyright. It administers Bulgarian and international copyrights for its members (composers, lyricists and music publishers) and it represents more than 2 900 Bulgarian creators.
UBEM is the Brazilian Music Publishers Association, which was created in 2010 by Brazilian record labels as a non profit organism, with the aim of promoting music publishing activities, as well as representing and defending the interests of its parteners.
ABPD (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos) was established in April 1958 and brings together among its members the largest companies in recording music production in Brazil.
The main purpose of SDADV is to manage the author and neighbouring rights in Andorra.
ZPAV is an association of producers of phonograms and videograms in Poland. Founded in 1991, ZPAV has been authorized by the Ministry of Culture to act as a collective rights management organization.
UPFR is the collecting society covering copyright related rights owed to music producers in Romania.
UNIMPRO is a collective management society representing the recording music industry of Peru.
UACRR administers public performance rights, mechanical recording and reproduction rights, and dramatic rights. UACRR is the only internationally recognized Ukrainian collecting society.
Teosto is the copyright organization for composers, lyric writers, arrangers and music publishers in Finland.
SUDEI, founded in 1951, is the first collective rights management association for music interpreters in Uruguay.
SPAC is a non-profit Collective Management Entity nonprofit in Panama. Its mission is to preserve copyrights and efficiently manage the resulting economic use of public works of national and foreign members of the organization.
SPA is a limited liability cooperative, established in 1925 to manage authors’ rights. It is the sole entity of its kind in Portugal, representing more than 20,000 Portuguese authors and authors from about 200 sister societies in 90 foreign countries.
SOPROFON is the Performing Rights Organization managing the intellectual property rights of phonographic producers in the Republic of Ecuador.
SOMEXFON, (Sociedad Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas, Videogramas y Multimedia, Sociedad de Gestión Colectiva), is the collective management society that is responsible for the collection, at the national level, of the royalties for the public use of the recorded music catalog it represents.
SOBODAYCOM is the society representing authors and composers in Bolivia.
SGP, the collecting society of Paraguay, was established to administer and defend the rights of artistes and producers whenever their music is used in public places.
SGACEDOM (General Society of Dominican Authors, Composers and Music Publishers) is a non-profit collecting society established in 1996.
SESAC was founded in 1930, making it the second oldest PRO in the United States. SESEC’s headquarters is in Nashville and it has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.
SCD is the only music rights collecting society in Chile. SCD’s main objective is to manage music rights of Chilean authors and foreign musicians in Chile.
SBACEM is the Brazilian Society of Authors, Composers and Music Writers, based in the city of Rio de Janeiro, founded on April 9, 1946.
SAYCO is the collecting society for authors and composers rights in Colombia. SAYCO administers copyright and related rights on behalf of its members.
SAYCE is a non-profit collecting society from Ecuador and member of the CISAC group (The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies).
SABAM is the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Founded in 1922, SABAM today consists of thousands of artists from every artistic discipline imaginable.
Recorded Music NZ is the industry representation, advocacy and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels in New Zealand.
Public Performance (Malaysia) or PPM, established in 1988, is a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM). PPM represents all eligible Malaysian recording companies who are members of RIM.
Promusicae (Productores de Música de España) is a trade group representing the Spanish recording industry.
PROFOVI is a private, non-profit organization that represents and defends the intellectual property rights of phonographic music producers of Chile.
PRODUCE, Panamanian Society of Phonographic Producers, is a non-profit civil organization that seeks to safeguard the interests of national and international phonogram producers, whose recordings are being marketed in the Republic of Panama.
PPL in the U.K. licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast and then distributes the licence fees to its performer and recording rightholder members.
Muyorbir was established in 200 by 52 founding members. Today, MUYORBIR represents 95% of the recorded production companies of Turkish music industry.
MÜ-YAP was established in 2000 to represent neighbouring rights of phonogram producers. Currently, the society has 92 members, representing nearly 80% of the music industry in Turkey.
MPC Music Company Limited is a music licensing company in Thailand. MPC was formed in 2003 to license and control public performance rights for MCT and Phonorights.
MESAM is the Turkish society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights.
LATGA-A is a collective copyright management association established by Lithuanian authors and creative unions back in 1990.
LaIPA represents more than 1,200 Latvian performers and more than 700,000 foreign performers in Latvia; Latvian and foriegn producers; as well as, major and independent record labels.
Koda represents approximately 40,000 Danish composers, songwriters and music publishers. Through reciprocal contracts with rights societies in more than 115 countries.
JAMMS was incorporated in 2006 as a private, non-profit organization established under the Copyright Act of Jamaica, to administer the intellectual property rights granted to ‘Record Producers’.
JACAP commenced operations in 1999 to take over the operations of the local Performing Right Society London (PRS) agency in the collective administration of music copyright in Jamaica.
HKRIA was established in October 2008. It is a not-for-profit copyright management organization to handle the copyrights of members who are record companies from Hong Kong and overseas.
GDA is a public, non-profit organization in Portugal that represents artists’ rights when their creations are composed, comercializated or used in Portugal.
FILSCAP, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. is the association of composers, lyric-writers and music publishers to administer the public performance and reproduction rights of original musical works.
ECCO administers copyright and related rights on behalf of its members in the Eastern Caribbean.
CUD (Cámara Uruguaya del Disco) is a non-profit organization that represents phonographic producers and since 2005 is been recognized as a Collecting Society by the IFPI.
COTT is the premier collecting society for composers and for the protection of musical works in Trinidad and Tobago.
COSCAP – with its 322 composer, author and publisher members, as well as 298 performer and producer members – is widely recognized as the Barbados’ main music industry association.
COMPASS is an organisation created to protect and promote the copyright interests of composers, authors (and their heirs) and publishers of musical works and their related lyrics.
CAPIF represents the music industry in Argentina. It is a non-profit organization composed of multinational and independent record companies.
BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music.
AudioGest was founded in 2002 as a collection and distribution entity for the recording industry. Today, AudioGest represents all phonographic repertoire available in Portugal.
ARTISJUS is the Hungarian bureau for the protection of authors’ rights.
Armonia is a Licensing Hub for online music offering any rights owners an integrated one-stop shop solution.
APDAYC is the association of authors and composers in Peru.
APA (Associated Authors from Paraguay) is a non-profit and private collecting society, which collects and distributes royalties related with authors’ rights.
AKKA/LAA is the Latvian authors’ society. AKKA/LAA brings together diverse authors by collectively implementing the management of their creation rights.
AIE (Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes) is the Spanish Collecting Society authorized by the Ministry of Culture in Spain to defend the rights of the performers.
AGEDI is the Spanish Performing Right Organization managing the intellectual property rights of phonographic producers.
AGATA, Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association, is collecting society acting on behalf of performers and phonogram producers. Since 2002 AGATA is a member of AEPO-ARTIS and SCAPR.
AGADU was established in 1929 as a non-profit copyright collecting society in Uruguay. AGADU defends the rights of national and foreign authors.
AADI is a non profit-making organisation that, since 1954, has been responsible for the collection, management and distribution of the performing rights of musicians in Argentina. It is a member of the Federation of Ibero-Latin American Performers.
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SACEM is the French association that collects payments of artists’ rights and distributing these royalties to the original songwriters, composers and music publishers.
AFP defends the rights and interests of the Phonographic Industry in Portugal. Its main activities are combating piracy of copyrighted works and monitoring the legislative process at the local and international dissemination of statistical data.
ACUM is a non-profit corporation administering the rights assigned to it by its members: authors, composers, lyricists, poets, arrangers and music publishers in Israel.
SIAE is the performing rights society of authors and publishers for Italy. SIAE’s Headquarters and registered office is located in Rome.
PRS for Music Limited is the UK’s leading collective society, bringing together two collection societies: the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) and the Performing Right Society (PRS).It undertakes collective rights management for musical works on behalf of its 118,000 members.
Labels & Publishers
IMPF is the Independent Music Publishers International Forum and serves as a network and meeting place for independent music publishers around the world.
Tele Music is a Sforzando Musical Editions brand. Entirely dedicated to production music, it represents the catalogues Tele Music, JW Media, The Lost Tapes, Addikt Music and Dynamique & Gaie.1
UMPG,Universal Music Publishing Group, is a music catalogue of unrivalled breadth & depth, crafted specifically for media use.
Playground Music Scandinavia is an independent record company and distributor that operates in Scandinavia with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and with local distribution partners in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland.
Universal Music Group is the largest recording company in the world due to its market share and diversified contents.
Sony Music Entertainment is an American music company owned by Sony. It is incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Bizarro Records is an Uruguayan music label created in 2000, whose catalogue is mainly composed by national Uruguayan artists.
Konga is a Spanish independent musical publisher whose main activity consists in music additional services.
Vimusica is a music publisher whose main activity takes place in Spain and Portugal.
SONY/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and ATV Music Publishing.
Music Library SoundFX is Audio Network’s exclusive distributor in Spain. Audio Network’s production music library consists of more than 40.000 high quality tracks for TV, film, advertising and corporate video.
EMI Music Publishing is part of the EMI Group, also known as EMI Music, or simply EMI, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Clipper’s is an independent publishing company founded in 1952 by Julio Guiu Clara in Spain.
West One Music is home to over 200 albums of lovingly crafted music. West One Music catalogue features over 100 unique styles and genres of music, created by more than 200 composers from around the world.
Digital platforms & Music services
Epidemic Sound is a global music and technology company, headquartered in Sweden, whose mission is to deliver music without limitations around the world. Epidemic’s sole purpose is to inspire storytellers and musicians to honour and champion their creativity one person, one track, one story at a time.
IDOL, with its strong marketing expertise, digital distribution experience and technological edge, offers a complete range of services, tailored to meet the needs of producers and content distributors.
Beatport is an electronic music-oriented online music store based in Denver and operating mainly in the US and Europe. It is primarily focused on DJs, selling full songs as well as resources that can be used for remixes.
Believe is a British leading music digital distribution company for independent labels and artists.
Mediapark WM Music is a Hungarian company focused in the music distribution to over 150 digital music services, including iTunes, Deezer or Spotify.
Intervox Production Music is an innovative music catalogue orientated to TV, advertising, cinema, radio, corporate design and media. Among other services, this German independent company chooses the most suitable music contents for its clients and makes sure artists’ copyrights are respected.
The Orchard is a global leader in digital and mobile music distribution, spanning every genre and era of recorded music.
SynchTank is a sophisticated online application that powers interactive music websites for managing, researching, marketing, delivering and licensing music copyrights in the cloud.
Senzari focuses on the development of premium digital entertainment services targeted at the Latin American and the U.S. Hispanic market.
Red Karaoke is the leading social network for song lovers: leading with the number of members and followers, as well as with the number of karaoke songs available.
Protelcom provides the latest technological solutions for monitoring digital radio and TV for both audio and video transmissions.
Pandora Internet Radio is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project.
PacketVideo provides software products that form the foundation for audience-interactive media experiences that give consumers the freedom to enjoy multimedia however, whenever and wherever they want.
MyWay is a service provided by Waymedia Company. MyWay is a digital platform focused on audio and video streaming services.
mSpot Inc. is a technology company in the US. Provider of mobile entertainment services, mSpot’s technology platform provides access to music, movies, news, sports, finance, weather, etc.
Mikestar is one of the largest online Karaoke web sites in Europe, allowing users to receive immediate ratings for their singing performance by a virtual judge.
Jamendo is a music platform that offers free downloads of all music licensed through Creative Commons or Free Art Music.
INgrooves Fontana provides clients customized marketing, promotion, sync licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific music and video releases or catalogues.
IMusica is the largest service provider in Latin America and the world’s leading digital distributor of Brazilian music.
Herzio is an innovative Spanish company that provides tools to promote bands on Facebook. Fans can easily buy songs, merchandising or tickets for concerts through this web tool.
BajaMusica.com is the number one music digital shop in Argentina.
Ambiance Radio is a company focused on background music programming for hospitality industry, customized by theme, demographics, traffic, sales etc. to each location.
247 Entertainment is Europe’s leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ring-tones.
Telecommunications & Communications
ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio are the German public broadcasting organisations that provide the broadcasting services for the national media. They consist of over 120 TV and Radio channels, including regional networks.
TF1 France is a private national French TV channel with an average market share that makes it the most popular domestic network the most viewed television channel in Europe. TV1 France is a private national French TV channel with an average market share that makes it the most popular domestic network the most viewed television channel in Europe.
RAI, Radiotelevisione Italiana, is the national public broadcasting company of Italy, operating many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations.
Yota (4G internet) is the first Russian high-speed wireless network based on Mobile WiMAX. Yota extends across Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa.
Yamaha is a multinational corporation with a wide range of products, predominantly musical instruments and electronics.
Telefónica Music Service is a Grupo Telefónica Contenidos company dedicated to researching, developing and commercialising integrated music solutions.
Steinberg is a German musical software and equipment company producing music recording, arranging and editing software as used in digital audio workstations and VSTi software synthesizers.
SingTel Mobile is a fully owned subsidiary of SingTel Group and it offers mobile telecomservices in Singapore.
Samsung, part of Samsung Group, is one of the world’s top 20 brands. Its HQ is based in Samsung Town, Seoul.
ISID provides media asset management solutions to help companies improve their digital asset programs and increase their overall performance.
Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor company and inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
ID Grup is an IT service provider, specialising in cloud and integration services in Catalonia, Spain.
Exalead is a global provider of software designed to simplify all aspects of information search and retrieval for organizations of all sizes.
Cellcast is a leading provider of participation television programming and interactive mobile content for today’s dynamic multi-platform digital entertainment sector.
Entertainment & Media
CCMA, Catalan Media Corporation is the public radio and television company in Catalonia, owned by Generalitat de Catalunya.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A., previously Grupo Antena 3, is a Spanish media group, present in the television, radio and cinema industries.
Latina is a Peruvian TV channel that broadcasts live content on the Internet worldwide.
Kandavu Productions is the leading company in live events and performances in Peru.
Grupo RPP is a Peruvian media conglomerate that owns several chains of radio stations, television channels and other businesses.
GPR, Panamerican Radio Group is a Peruvian media conglomerate operating with South American radio stations.
Evenpro is a Peruvian event organiser and ticket-sales platform.
ERM is a Peruvian media group focused on boosting different musical proposals and by implementing new management, production and representation policies.
CRP Media and Entertainment is a Peruvian media group that owns several TV channels, radio stations and digital platforms.
CPR is the Radio Reproductions Centre in Peru. Its activities promote production and research in the Peruvian musical scene.
Rádio Comercial is the leading radio station in Portugal, offering a wide range of contents and programs.
Grupo Media Capital is the leading media group in Portugal. It owns several TV channels, the second largest radio group and Media Capital Digital, a multimedia company whose main brand, IOL, is the second largest national internet gateway.
TVN, Televisión Nacional de Chile, is a Chilean public service broadcaster headquartered in Santiago. It offers a main television channel, nine regional channels and a news channel.
BNR is Bulgaria’s National Radio broadcasting organisation. It operates two national and seven regional channels, as well as an international service in 11 languages.
Rock and Reggae is an Argentinian independent producer created in 2005 with the aim of organising different musical shows and alternative events. Nowadays, Rock and Reggae promotes up to 250 events per year throughout Argentina.
Cadena 3 is an Argentinian generalist radio station whose main studios are in the city of Cordoba, although its broadcast network spreads throughout Argentina, being one of the most popular stations of the country.
Telecinco is a Spanish commercial television channel operated by Mediaset España.
Talpa Holding has established itself as a full service development, production and distribution company for programmes developed primarily for television.
Kiss FM is a radio station broadcasting in Spain.
Gestmusic is a television production company under the Endemol group. Gestmusic is responsible for some of the most successful television programs in Spain.
FM Rock & Pop is a radio FM network in Argentina.
Cadena 100 is a Spanish music radio station owned by Radio Popular. Its main studios are in Madrid, but its broadcast network spreads throughout Spain.
AGB Nielsen specializes in the installation and management of people meter systems around the world.
Acquamedia helps its clients segment consumer groups according to their likings and on-line behaviour, thereby focusing sales efforts.
R&D partners & Supporting public bodies
Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (Ministry of Economy and Enterprise) supports the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society – the Digital Enabling Technologies impulse 2019, project System for real-time massive audio monitoring based on artificial intelligence (DeepTrack), TSI-100903-2019-38.
Ministerio de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Digital Agenda) supports the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society -Technological Impulse 2017 (Project PlayIT – TSI-100600-2017-20). Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
WESO, Univeridad de Oviedo is a multidisciplinary research group from the Department of Computer Science, Spanish Philology and Philosophy. The group is involved in semantic web research, education and technology transfer.
Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya is a public institution dedicated to research and higher education, specialised in the fields of architecture, science and engineering.
Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra carries out research on topics such as audio signal processing, sound and music description, musical interfaces, sound and music communities, and performance modeling.
Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism) supports the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Investigation, Development and Innovation of Technologies 2008-2011 (Project TAGLOW – TSI-020602-2012-195 and Project CLUBIFY – TSI-100600-2013-24). Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) provides support to increase the legal supply of cultural digital content on the Internet and to promote the modernization and innovation of cultural and creative industries. (Ayuda a la inversión en capital ref. 284/MI/2013)
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness). Development and Innovation Oriented to Challenges of Society, in the frame of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Investigation and Innovation of Technologies 2013-2016. (Project BEBOP – RTC-2016- 4920-7). Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
ICREA aims to recruit top scientists for the Catalan R&D system.
ENISA, Empresa Nacional de Innovación SA (National Innovation Company) works to stimulate the creation, growth and consolidation of Spanish companies.
CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies.
ACC1Ó is the agency for business competitiveness of the Government of Catalonia. It specializes in promoting innovation and internationalization, and has a network of 34 offices worldwide.