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6 new publishers elected to IMPF Board

The IMPF has today elected new members to its Board at the organisation’s 2024 General Assemblies in Dublin.


IMPF launches 4th edition of Global Market View for Independent Music Publishing

IMPF has launched the fourth edition of the Global Market View for Independent Music Publishing.


ESNS and Soundcharts announce EMERGE: AI-powered platform for European sync market

ESNS and Soundcharts proudly announce EMERGE, a ground-breaking AI project for the European music industry. The project was publicly announced today at the annual music conference and showcase festival ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the platform for emerging European music talent.


IMPF statement on EU AI Act

"IMPF welcomes this groundbreaking agreement and looks forward to working with the legislators on the technical details to ensure that the copyright and transparency obligations are adequately and fully addressed in the final legislation..."


Independent music publishers propose ethical guidelines to AI developers

IMPF (Independent Music Publishers International Forum), which represents 200 of the world’s leading independent music publishing companies, have today proposed a set of ethical guidelines for the development and use of generative AI as it pertains to the music industry.


Curve becomes Friend and Supporter of IMPF

Built by music royalties specialists, Curve’s platform is a powerful and complete solution for managing rights and calculating royalties related to both publishing and recorded rights.


IMPF partners with EarthPercent to donate publishing revenues from Palma Songwriting Camp Earth Day sessions

IMPF has partnered with Earth Percent during this year’s Global Music Entrepreneurial and Creative Industry Summit Songwriting Camp to produce a number of  original songs that will see 50% of resultant publishing revenues being donated to the charity.


AMRA joins IMPF Friends and Supporters category

AMRA takes a global, direct approach to digital licensing, collection, and administration, driven by the KTech rights management platform, which provides a streamlined model allowing AMRA to increase efficiencies.


NexTone joins Friends and Supporters of IMPF

NexTone is the only private-sector company in the music copyright administration business in Japan.


Backbeat Solutions joins Friends and Supporters of IMPF

Music royalty software provider Backbeat Solutions has joined the Independent Music Publishers International Forum’s (IMPF) Friends and Supporters category.


CMRRA and SX Works become Friends and Supporters of IMPF

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and SX Works have joined Independent Music Publishers International Forum’s (IMPF) Friends and Supporters category.


IMPF statement on UK's Industry Agreement on Music Streaming Metadata

The IMPF has release the following statement on the UK Intellectual Property Office's recently published 'Industry Agreement on Music Streaming Metadata.


IMPF launches 3rd edition of the Independent Music Publishing Global Market View

IMPF, representing independent music publishers internationally, has launched the third edition of its Independent Music Publishing Global Market View.


IMPF celebrates 10th anniversary

IMPF celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, with a series of occasions planned throughout 2023 to mark the milestone.


IMPF welcomes Vistex to Friends and Supporters category

Vistex solutions help businesses take control of their mission-critical processes. The company’s enterprise software provides a high-volume, easily configured solution poised for traditional, current and future music business trends. Contracts, metadata and all royalty activity are captured in a single system, which is used for registration, licensing, sales, royalty reporting, analytics and more. This enables music companies to manage all aspects of their industry in a single solution.


IMPF welcomes ICE to Friends and Supporters category

ICE is a music technology company created by rightsholders, for rightsholders. It is a joint venture between PRS, STIM and GEMA, and actively encourages collaboration between other CMOs, music publishers and digital service providers to ensure composers and songwriters are compensated accurately and fairly for the use of their works internationally.


‘Bullying tactics will not work’: IMPF condemns Meta’s exclusion of Italian songwriters and publishers

IMPF condemns in the strongest possible terms Meta’s decision to exclude The Italian Society of Authors and Publishers’ (SIAE) repertoire from its platforms. The move is nothing short of a bullying tactic used to force SIAE to accept a one-sided proposal that disregards any reasonable, shared evaluation of the value of music.


IMPF partners with Music Publishers Canada to promote international songwriter and publisher relations

IMPF has formed a partnership with Music Publishers Canada to host an in-person co-writing camp promoting publisher and songwriter collaboration between Canada and the Nordic territories.


International publishing community gathers for first IMPF Summit and Songwriting Camp

IMPF successfully hosted a first of its kind music business summit and writing camp for creators and publishers this week, bringing together the independent music publishing community and the wider industry from around the world.


Marta Zgrzywa and Damian Słonina elected to ZAiKS Board, Magdalena Cuprzyńska joins Auditing Committee

IMPF welcomes the election of publishing representatives to the Board and Audit Committee of the Polish Society of Authors and Composers (ZAiKS) after 20-years of campaigning.


IMPF to host brand new music business conference

IMPF is delighted to announce a brand-new annual music business conference and writing camp that will bring together music publishers and the wider industry from around the world.


IMPF statement on Poland C-401/19 Art 17

IMPF welcomes the judgement of the European Court of Justice in the long-awaited decision brought about by Poland’s challenge to Article 17 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.


IMPF calls on music and licensing industry to sever economic, business, political and socio-cultural ties with all Russian counterparts

Full Statement of IMPF on Ukraine; calls on all those within the music and licensing industry to immediately sever economic, business, political and socio-cultural ties with all Russian counterparts, members, companies, affiliates, and organisations.


IMPF receives EU grant to build capacity of independent publishers

IMPF has received a substantial grant from the European Union as part of the Creative Europe Programme, which will fund a new project designed to support IMPF’s members across Europe, as well as benefitting independent music publishers more widely around the world.


IMPF launches Independent Music Publishing Global Market View 2021

The International Music Publishers Forum (IMPF) has launched its second Independent Publishing Market View, which dissects the value of the independent music publishing industry, as well as the sector’s influence on the modern music ecosystem and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


IMPF backs Credits Due campaign

IMPF has backed the Credits Due campaign and pledges to actively promote the initiative among its global membership of some 100 independent music publishers.


Music publishers made members of ZAiKS after 20-year battle

IMPF is very pleased to confirm that music publishers will now be included in the membership of the Polish Society of Authors and Composers – ZAiKS.


LyricFind and Musixmatch named as first ‘Friends and Supporters of IMPF’

IMPF has launched a new ‘Friends and Supporters’ category for companies wishing to work with independent music publishers – with LyricFind and Musixmatch the first to join.


IMPF and IMPEL launch Digital Licensing Handbook for members

IMPF and IMPEL are set to jointly publish a Digital Licensing Handbook, which will be available exclusively for the independent publisher members of the two organisations.


IMPEL and IMPF agree ground-breaking digital Charter of Co-operation

IMPEL Collective Management (IMPEL) and the Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF) have agreed a ground-breaking Charter of Co-operation to share experiences and best practices in the digital music marketplace. Their shared goal is to drive streamlining and innovation in digital licensing, as well as increased choice, flexibility, and transparency for independent publishers and their songwriters.


IMPF members named on Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players list

IMPF President Annette Barrett has been named on Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players list alongside a number of high-profile IMPF members.


IMPF signs Keychange pledge

IMPF President Annette Barrett said: “IMPF has sought, since its inception, to reflect the broad diversity and values of the global independent music publishing sector."


'We need to work together. At the moment, we don’t even speak the same language'

Independent music publishers from around the globe gathered in Palma for IMPF's second Music Summit in October. The stand off between the music industry and AI tech developers dominated conversation. Here's the full report from the conference...

'In 2022, there isn't an excuse for the amount of money that isn't getting to creators'

Hundreds of executives from independent publishers around the world gathered with the wider biz for IMPF's first ever industry Summit and songwriting camp in Palma, Mallorca in October. Better data and more complete royalty distribution were among the conference's big talking points...

Letter from international music producers and publishers organisations – Concerns regarding last minute amendment to Belgian copyright law

Company of the Month: Guesstimate

Statement of IMPF on Ukraine

Company of the month: CCS Rights Management

IMPF writes to President of Ukraine, regarding Bill N5572 and the collective management of music authors rights in Ukraine


Company of the Month: Sentric Music Publishing

IMPF Company of the Month

Company of the Month: Dancing Bear Publishing

IMPF Company of the month

IMPF joined rights holders in Europe’s Creative Sectors to express their concerns around the European Commission’s Guidance on Article 17.

IMPF Board gathers to assess global impact of Covid on music publishing markets

Company bosses across key territories look to the future as publishing revenues take a hit of up to 25%...

Company of the Month: Music Asset Management

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2021, MAM is a leading global independent music publishing and consulting company founded in 2006 by industry veteran Mary Jo Mennella, one of the most well-known and respected rights administration and licensing experts in the industry. Music Asset Management joined IMPF in 2020 and Mary Jo Mennella is a sitting member of the IMPF Board of Directors.

IMPF joins right holders in expressing concerns about the implementation of DSM copyright directive

Broad Group of right holders in Europe’s creative sector express concerns to German MPs on the implementation of DSM Copyright Directive

Company of the Month: All Stars Music

All Stars Music is founded in 2016, by Mine Aksoy, the pioneer of music publishing in Turkey with more than 25 years of experience, and Yasemen Yazıcıoğlu Korukçu, Senior Advisor of the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey for Spain and Holland. Mine Aksoy has been one of the founders and former General Secretary of Turkish Collecting Society- MSG and also among the founding partners of Universal Music Taxim Edition.”

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IMPF is a network and meeting place for independent music publishers globally.

We want to take advantage of the incredible opportunities to have our music on every service, licensed easily and without borders. And most importantly, we want our writers and our companies rewarded fairly for their work.

IMPF is based in Brussels, the home of the European Institutions. And with our members located everywhere, we can quickly act on policy and key legislation that affects our writers and companies anywhere.

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