Collection Societies

What are collection societies?

These are the organisations responsible for the tracking, collection, and payment of earned royalties to copyright owners. This is a blanket term to refer to all organisations, individually they are also referred to as either performing rights organisations or collective management organisations. 

Essentially: Collection societies handle a completely different set of rights than a distributor and can be very useful in earning additional royalties. 

Do I need to be registered to a collection society to distribute my music with iMusician?

No, registration to a collection society is not a requirement to distribute your music through iMusician. 

However, If you wish to use a pseudonym/artist name/nickname for the contributors or band member roles - then it is required that the artist is registered with a collection society and has an IPI / CAE

What is an IPI / CAE?

The IPI/ CAE number is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders. It means your artist name can always be traced to you legally. 

Below, you will find a list for each music collection society in every territory or country as well as the corresponding links to their websites. 

Africa

Ghana 

Kenya

Nigeria

South Africa

Uganda

Tanzania

Asia

Azerbaijan

China

Indonesia

India

Hong Kong

Japan

Music

Kazakhstan

Malaysia

Nepal

Philippines

Russia

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Republic of Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

The Netherlands

Norway

  • Kopinor (books, newspapers, magazines, sheet music, and similar publications)
  • Motion Picture Licensing Company Norway
  • TONO (Copyright collective for authors and composers of musical works)
  • Gramo (Joint Collecting Society in Norway for Musicians, Performing Artists and Phonogram Producers)

Poland

  • ZAiKS (Polish Society of Authors and Composers)
  • ZPAV (Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry)
  • SFP - ZAPA (Polish Filmmakers Association - The Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers)
  • SAWP (Polish Association of Performing Artists of Music and Music with Lyrics)

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Middle East

Armenia

Egypt

Israel

Turkey

North America

Canada

Caribbean

United States

South & Central America

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Peru

Mexico

Oceania

Australasia

Australia

Fiji

New Zealand

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