The Irish Music Rights Organisation is a non-profit organisation that exists to collect and distribute performance royalties on behalf of its members. If you are a songwriter, lyricist, composer, an arranger of public domain music or a music publisher who has original music publicly performed, you can join IMRO and avail of the many benefits of membership. Best of all, membership is free.

International royalty collections

We have 81 collection agreements with other countries throughout the world. When your music is played in those countries,  IMRO will facilitate payments for those royalties along with your Irish based collections. IMRO does not charge a fee for this service.

IMRO is one of the most efficient performing rights organisations in the world in terms of the frequency of distributions it makes to its members and affiliated societies worldwide. With monthly distribution payments, IMRO is an industry leader in terms of speed of payments to its members.

When you join IMRO you are joining a network of hundreds of thousands of music creators and organisations who work with us to protect your rights and maintain the value of  your music.

Our Membership Department will be happy to answer any of your questions so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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  • "IMRO is a must join organisation for any songwriter or composer who wants to pursue a career in music."

    Declan O’Rourke – Singer | Songwriter

  • "Being a member of IMRO gives me a sense of belonging to a large musical community, something I value as composing is a solitary pursuit."

    Ray Harman – Film | TV Composer

  • "IMRO has always been there for us and musicians around us and hopefully that work will continue as long as music is being made in Ireland."


  • "Even if your songs are not yet earning anything it is good to be part of an organisation which includes other Irish music creators."

    John Spillane – Singer | Songwriter

  • "IMRO has been an invaluable support and help to me as a songwriter and performer."

    Lisa Hannigan – Singer | Songwriter

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