All You Need To Know About Getting Music On The Internet

Who We Are

Pro-music is a coalition of people and organisations working across the music sector. The international alliance of musicians, performers, managers, artists, major and independent record companies and retailers across the music industry work together to promote the myriad of different ways in which people can enjoy music safely and legitimately online.

The partners are: FIM / GERA-Europe / GIART / ICMP / IFPI / IMMF / Impala / IMPA

FIM

The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) (http://www.fim-musicians.org), founded in 1948 is the only international organisation for musicians working in all genres of music. The Federation's main objective is to protect and further the economic, social and artistic interests of musicians by:

• Promoting national and international protective legislation in the interests of musicians,
• Obtaining and compiling statistical and other information regarding the music profession,
• Holding international congresses and conferences,
• Collaborating with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labour Office (ILO) and UNESCO, The Council of Europe, the European Commission, and the European Parliament on issues of importance to performers.

FIM works closely with collecting societies administering performers' rights and has been fully involved in protecting musicians' interests in all the developments arising from digital technology including the internet and associated communications technologies.
Press contact email: office@fim-musicians.org


GERA-Europe

The Global Entertainment Retail Association-Europe (www.gera-europe.org) represents physical and digital retailers of music, video and games from across Europe.

Contact Kim Bayley, Tel: +44 (0) 1202 292063
email: kim@eraltd.org


GIART

GIART (www.giart.org) is the International Organisation of Performing Artists composed of the European Collecting Societies of performers' rights whose purpose is to defend and to promote the intellectual property rights of performing artists at European and International level.

Press contact María José Rubio, Tel: +34 91 781 98 54, Mobile: +34 606 962 575
email: giartoffice@gmail.com


ICMP

ICMP (The International Confederation of Music Publishers – www.icmp-ciem.org) is the world trade association representing the interests of the music publishing community internationally. The constituent members of ICMP are music publishers' associations from Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Included are the leading independent international, regional and national music publishers, mainly SMEs, throughout the world, as well as the multinational music publishing companies and their international trade association.

Contact - pr@icmp-ciem.org


IFPI

IFPI - the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (www.ifpi.org) represents the recording industry worldwide, with a membership comprising some 1400 record companies in 65 countries and affiliated industry associations in 45 countries. IFPI's mission is to promote the value of recorded music, safeguard the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music in all markets where its members operate.

Press office: Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7900
email: press-office@ifpi.org


IMMF

The International Music Managers Forum (www.immf.com) is a forum for improving the trading conditions and business opportunities for musical artistes, supporting sustainable creative careers.

IMMF represents the interests of featured artists and their managers, at the global level; its members are national associations of artists and managers. The organisation aims to help managers to be more successful in representing their artist-clients, and for artists to be better informed through training and through facilitating information sharing between artists and managers worldwide .

Press contact info@immf.com


Impala

The Independent Music Companies Association - IMPALA (www.impalamusic.org) is an international non profit-making trade association representing over 4000 independent record companies and music publishers across Europe. Its purpose is to promote their competitiveness in the interests of cultural diversity.

Press contact Didier Gosset, Tel: +32 2 503 31 38
email: dgosset@impalamusic.org


IMPA

IMPA (International Music Publishers Association), is a trade association open to international music publishing groups and which currently represents EMI, Sony, Universal, Warner/Chappell and Kobalt.

Press contact Alessandra Silvestro
email: alessandra@silvestro.be