IMPF backs Credits Due campaign

International publishing body announces early support for metadata initiative

Brussels, 24th September 2021

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

Credits Due is a campaign led by Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus, The Ivors Academy of Music Creators and The Music Rights Awareness Foundation.

It aims to bring the music industry together to ensure that complete and accurate song metadata is attached to all recordings at the point of creation.

The IMPF membership includes big name independent publishers such as Beggars Music, Bucks Music Group, CTM Publishing, Downtown Music, Mushroom Music Publishing, Reservoir Media, Sentric Music Group and many more.

IMPF President Annette Barrett said: “IMPF is very pleased to be an early supporter of this initiative affording us an additional opportunity to work towards better metadata and increased recognition at point of creation for all those associated with the song.”

Ivors Academy CEO Graham Davies said: “It’s great to have the support of IMPF, which works with so many well respected and successful independent, international publishers. The widespread adoption of the Credits Due pledge will move us further towards creating fair recognition and remuneration across the music industry.”


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.