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, managers, artists, publishers and major and independent record companies across the music industry work together to promote the myriad of different ways in which people can enjoy music safely and legitimately online.

The supporters are: FIM / ICMP / IFPI / IMMF / Impala / IMPF


The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) (, 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.
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ICMP (The International Confederation of Music Publishers – is the global trade body representing music publishers’ interests worldwide. ICMP’s membership comprises the multi-national ‘Majors’, more than 1,000 ‘Indies’ (mostly SME businesses), as well as 54 national associations across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Australasia, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. ICMP’s members represent more than 90% of the world’s published music.

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IFPI - the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( represents the recording industry worldwide. Across IFPI and it’s National Group network there are some 8,000 members, operating in over 70 markets. IFPI's mission is to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for record producer rights and expand the commercial uses of recorded music.

Press office: Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7900


The International Music Managers Forum ( 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 .

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The Independent Music Companies Association - IMPALA ( 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


IMPF: Independent Music Publishers International Forum - serves as an international network and meeting place for independent music publishers. Its main objectives are to share experiences and best practices in independent music publishing; exchange information on the legal and regulatory framework in the music environment; coordinate actions and support projects relevant to composers, authors and their music publishers; represent the interests of the independent music publishing community; and stimulate a favourable environment for artistic, cultural, linguistic and commercial diversity.