Africa

BUBEDRA Bureau Béninois du Droit d’Auteur BENIN
BCDA Congolese Copyright Office CONGO
COSGA Copyright Society of Ghana GHANA
COSOMA Copyright Society of Malawi MALAWI
COSOMA Copyright Society of Malawi MALAWI
MCSN Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd. NIGERIA
NASCAM Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music NAMIBIA
SAMRO Southern African Music Rights Organisation SOUTH AFRICA
ZIMURA Zimbabwe Music Rights Association ZIMBABWE
MASA Mauritius Society of Authors MAURITIUS

Australia

APRA Australasian Performing Right Association AUSTRALIA

Eastern Europe

ALBAUTOR Lidhja e shkrimtarëve dhe compozitorëve të shgipërisë ALBANIA
ACUM Société des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique en Israël ISRAEL
AKKA LAA Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency – Latvian Authors’ Association LATVIA
ARTISJUS Society Artisjus Hungarian Bureau for the protection of Authors’ rights HUNGARY
ASDAC Asociatia Drepturi de Autor si Conexe din Republica Moldova MOLDOVA
EAU Estonian Authors’ society ESTONIA
HDS-ZAMP Croatian Composers’ Society CROATIA
LATGA-A Lietuvos Autoriu Teisiu Gynimo Asociacijos Agentura LITHUANIA
MUSICAUTOR Bulgarian Society of Composers,Authors and Music Publishers BULGARIA
OSA Ochranny Svaz Autorsky pro prava k dilum hudebnim CZECH REPUBLIC
PAM CG Society for Protection of Author’s Musical Rights from Montenegro MONTENEGRO
RAO Russian Authors Society RUSSIA
SAS Georgian Society of Authors and Performers GEORGIA
SAZAS Société des Compositeurs,Auteurs et Editeurs de Slovénie SLOVENIA
SOKOJ Organizacija za zastitu autorskih muzickih prava SERBIA
SOZA Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society SLOVAKIA
SQN Sine Qua Non BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
UACRR Ukrainian Agency of Copyright and Related Rights UKRAINE
UCMR Asociata Pentru Drepturi de Autor ROMANIA
ZAIKS Society of Authors ZAIKS POLAND
ZAMP-MACEDONIA Musical Copyright Society MACEDONIA

Western Europe

AEPI Hellenic society for the protection of music GREECE
AKM Staatlich Genehmigte Gesellschaft der Autoren,Komponisten und Musikverleger AUSTRIA
BUMA Vereniging Buma NETHERLANDS
GEMA Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs – und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte GERMANY
PRS for MUSIC Performing Right Society Ltd UK
SABAM Société Belge des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs Scrl. BELGIUM
SACEM Société des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique FRANCE
SGAE Sociedad General de Autores y Editores SPAIN
SIAE Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori ITALY
SPA Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores PORTUGAL
SUISA Coopérative des Auteurs et Editeurs de Musique SWITZERLAND

Northern Europe

KODA Selskabet til Forvaltning af Internationale Komponistrettighederi Danmark DENMARK
STEF The Performing Rights Society of Iceland ICELAND
STIM Svenska Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyra SWEDEN
TEOSTO Säveltäjäin Tekijänoikeustoimisto teosto r.y. FINLAND
TONO The Norwegian Performing Right Society NORWAY

North America

ASCAP American Society of Composers,Authors and Publishers USA
BMI Broadcast Music Inc. USA
SESAC Sesac, Inc USA
SOCAN Society of Composers,Authors and Music Publishers of Canada CANADA

Central America

ACAM Asociación de Compositores y Autores Musicales de Costa Rica COSTA RICA
ACDAM Agencia Cubana de Derecho de Autor Musical CUBA
COSCAP Copyright Society of Composers,Authors and Publishers Incorporated BARBADOS
COTT Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
JACAP Jamaica Association of Composers,Authors and Publishers Ltd JAMAICA
SPAC Sociedad Panameña de Autores y Compositores PANAMA

Asia

CASH Composers and Authors Society of Hong-Kong Ltd HONG KONG
COMPASS Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Ltd SINGAPORE
FILSCAP Filipino Society of Composers and Authors Publishers Inc. PHILIPPINES
IPRS The Indian Performing Right Society INDIA
JASRAC Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,Composers and Publishers JAPAN
KAZAK The Kazakh Author’s Society KAZAKSTAN
KOMCA Korea Music Copyright Association KOREA
MACA Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers MACAU
MACP Music Authors’ Copyright Protection MALAYSIA
MCT Music Copyright Thaïland LTD THAILAND
MCSC Music Copyright Society of China CHINA
MCSN Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd. NIGERIA
MUST Music Copyright Society of Chinese Taipei TAIWAN/CHINESE TAIPEI
VCPMC Vietnam Centre for Protection of Music Copyright VIETNAM

South America

AGADU Asociación de Autores del Uruguay URUGUAY
APA Autores Paraguayos Asociados PARAGUAY
APDAYC Asociación Peruana de Autores Y Compositores PERU
SACM Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico MEXICO
SACVEN Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Venezuela VENEZUELA
SADAIC Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música ARGENTINA
SAYCE Sociedad de Autores y Compositores Ecuatorianos ECUADOR
SAYCO Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Colombia COLOMBIA
SCD Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor CHILE
UBC União Brasileira de Compositores BRAZIL
  • Africa

    BUBEDRA Bureau Béninois du Droit d’Auteur BENIN
    BCDA Congolese Copyright Office CONGO
    COSGA Copyright Society of Ghana GHANA
    COSOMA Copyright Society of Malawi MALAWI
    COSOMA Copyright Society of Malawi MALAWI
    MCSN Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd. NIGERIA
    NASCAM Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music NAMIBIA
    SAMRO Southern African Music Rights Organisation SOUTH AFRICA
    ZIMURA Zimbabwe Music Rights Association ZIMBABWE
    MASA Mauritius Society of Authors MAURITIUS
  • Australia

    APRA Australasian Performing Right Association AUSTRALIA
  • Eastern Europe

    ALBAUTOR Lidhja e shkrimtarëve dhe compozitorëve të shgipërisë ALBANIA
    ACUM Société des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique en Israël ISRAEL
    AKKA LAA Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency – Latvian Authors’ Association LATVIA
    ARTISJUS Society Artisjus Hungarian Bureau for the protection of Authors’ rights HUNGARY
    ASDAC Asociatia Drepturi de Autor si Conexe din Republica Moldova MOLDOVA
    EAU Estonian Authors’ society ESTONIA
    HDS-ZAMP Croatian Composers’ Society CROATIA
    LATGA-A Lietuvos Autoriu Teisiu Gynimo Asociacijos Agentura LITHUANIA
    MUSICAUTOR Bulgarian Society of Composers,Authors and Music Publishers BULGARIA
    OSA Ochranny Svaz Autorsky pro prava k dilum hudebnim CZECH REPUBLIC
    PAM CG Society for Protection of Author’s Musical Rights from Montenegro MONTENEGRO
    RAO Russian Authors Society RUSSIA
    SAS Georgian Society of Authors and Performers GEORGIA
    SAZAS Société des Compositeurs,Auteurs et Editeurs de Slovénie SLOVENIA
    SOKOJ Organizacija za zastitu autorskih muzickih prava SERBIA
    SOZA Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society SLOVAKIA
    SQN Sine Qua Non BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    UACRR Ukrainian Agency of Copyright and Related Rights UKRAINE
    UCMR Asociata Pentru Drepturi de Autor ROMANIA
    ZAIKS Society of Authors ZAIKS POLAND
    ZAMP-MACEDONIA Musical Copyright Society MACEDONIA
  • Western Europe

    AEPI Hellenic society for the protection of music GREECE
    AKM Staatlich Genehmigte Gesellschaft der Autoren,Komponisten und Musikverleger AUSTRIA
    BUMA Vereniging Buma NETHERLANDS
    GEMA Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs – und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte GERMANY
    PRS for MUSIC Performing Right Society Ltd UK
    SABAM Société Belge des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs Scrl. BELGIUM
    SACEM Société des Auteurs,Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique FRANCE
    SGAE Sociedad General de Autores y Editores SPAIN
    SIAE Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori ITALY
    SPA Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores PORTUGAL
    SUISA Coopérative des Auteurs et Editeurs de Musique SWITZERLAND
  • Northern Europe

    KODA Selskabet til Forvaltning af Internationale Komponistrettighederi Danmark DENMARK
    STEF The Performing Rights Society of Iceland ICELAND
    STIM Svenska Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyra SWEDEN
    TEOSTO Säveltäjäin Tekijänoikeustoimisto teosto r.y. FINLAND
    TONO The Norwegian Performing Right Society NORWAY
  • North America

    ASCAP American Society of Composers,Authors and Publishers USA
    BMI Broadcast Music Inc. USA
    SESAC Sesac, Inc USA
    SOCAN Society of Composers,Authors and Music Publishers of Canada CANADA
  • Central America

    ACAM Asociación de Compositores y Autores Musicales de Costa Rica COSTA RICA
    ACDAM Agencia Cubana de Derecho de Autor Musical CUBA
    COSCAP Copyright Society of Composers,Authors and Publishers Incorporated BARBADOS
    COTT Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
    JACAP Jamaica Association of Composers,Authors and Publishers Ltd JAMAICA
    SPAC Sociedad Panameña de Autores y Compositores PANAMA
  • Asia

    CASH Composers and Authors Society of Hong-Kong Ltd HONG KONG
    COMPASS Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Ltd SINGAPORE
    FILSCAP Filipino Society of Composers and Authors Publishers Inc. PHILIPPINES
    IPRS The Indian Performing Right Society INDIA
    JASRAC Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,Composers and Publishers JAPAN
    KAZAK The Kazakh Author’s Society KAZAKSTAN
    KOMCA Korea Music Copyright Association KOREA
    MACA Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers MACAU
    MACP Music Authors’ Copyright Protection MALAYSIA
    MCT Music Copyright Thaïland LTD THAILAND
    MCSC Music Copyright Society of China CHINA
    MCSN Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd. NIGERIA
    MUST Music Copyright Society of Chinese Taipei TAIWAN/CHINESE TAIPEI
    VCPMC Vietnam Centre for Protection of Music Copyright VIETNAM
  • South America

    AGADU Asociación de Autores del Uruguay URUGUAY
    APA Autores Paraguayos Asociados PARAGUAY
    APDAYC Asociación Peruana de Autores Y Compositores PERU
    SACM Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico MEXICO
    SACVEN Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Venezuela VENEZUELA
    SADAIC Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música ARGENTINA
    SAYCE Sociedad de Autores y Compositores Ecuatorianos ECUADOR
    SAYCO Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Colombia COLOMBIA
    SCD Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor CHILE
    UBC União Brasileira de Compositores BRAZIL

    IMRO’s International team has a particular focus on pro-actively increasing IMRO’s overseas revenue through various initiatives.

    One of its key functions is to ensure that performances of IMRO repertoire is notified to IMRO’s sister societies to secure the timely and efficient receipt of due royalties. Members whose works have been performed abroad are encouraged to notify IMRO of their international activities through the IMRO Member’s Area of the website.

    IMRO also works with the European Commission on intellectual property issues and was instrumental in getting the European Commission to lodge its successful complaint against the US Authorities regarding inadequate copyright protection.

    IMRO’s co-operation and strengthening of relationships with its sister societies is key in its representation of IMRO members’ and affiliated society members’ interests. IMRO has reciprocal agreements in place with over 80 sister societies currently.

    IMRO’s position and activity in the international community is reflected in its membership of the Information Services Committee, reporting directly to the CISAC Board (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) and the Business Technical Committee (previously the Distribution Technical Committee). In 2015, IMRO was elected Chair of the newly-formed Musical Works Expert Group (MWX) at its inaugural meeting in May of that year. Additionally, IMRO is represented on the Audio Visual, Interested Party and Business Exchange Expert Groups and is an active member of various task forces concerning international data exchange and international strategy.

    International Notifications

    Performances Abroad – Things You Need To Know

    Although it is the responsibility of our affiliated societies to collect royalties on behalf of IMRO members in their territory and send them to us for distribution, it is possible that some performances of IMRO members’ music are not identified by the societies in question.

    This can happen primarily for two reasons. Either such performances may simply not be covered by the distribution policies of the societies in question or not enough information is provided to identify the performances. These policies vary from society to society and where a performance does not qualify it will not feature.

    IMRO makes every effort to ensure that “qualifying performances” in overseas territories do feature in the distributions of the societies concerned. We do this by notifying those societies of the full performance details when available. These include performances in the category classified by some societies as ‘Classical or Serious´ Music or ‘Live Symphonic and Recital´ performances. It is for this reason that we always urge our members to notify us of their foreign performances. Details of all such performances can be notified to us online through the members area of the IMRO website.

    However, you should be aware that, in the case of the USA, the societies in that territory survey live performances in different ways.

    In the case of ASCAP, where the majority of the IMRO repertoire is administered, it surveys as follows:

    Works performed in the Top 300 grossing tours that take place in the USA each year

    Musical performances at the following 14 live concert music venues:

    Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
    Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
    Gibson Amphitheatre At Univ. CityWalk (Universal City, CA)
    American Airlines Arena (Miami, FL)
    Knight Concert Hall (Miami, FL)
    BB&T Center (Sunrise, FL)
    Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)
    Madison Square Garden Arena (New York, NY)
    Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY)
    Theater At Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
    Hiram Bithorn Stadium (San Juan, PR)
    Roberto Clemente Coliseum (San Juan, PR)
    James L. Knight Center (Miami, FL)
    Coliseo de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
    ASCAP also makes payments under its ASCAP OnStage scheme for live performances not surveyed in the above categories

    BMI surveys the Top 300 concert tours and/or concert events/festivals each quarter

    BMI also makes payments under its BMI Live scheme for live performances not surveyed in the above categories

    We encourage you to notify all US performances to us so that we can make sure that performances qualifying under any aspect of the US societies distribution policies or schemes are notified in full to the relevant society to minimise missing or delayed payments.

    What must you do?

    IMRO encourages you to notify your foreign performances through the IMRO website. Details on how to do so may be found in the Members Area of our website.

    The following information is essential when making a foreign performance notification:-

    Performance dates
    Venue Name(s)
    Town/City
    Country
    Promoter’s name (if applicable)
    Post code (for all UK performances)
    Zip code (for all US performances)
    Performances cannot be notified without this information.

    All foreign performances follow the same submission deadlines specified under the Tours and Residencies Scheme.

    Set Lists

    Foreign performances need to be notified with a corresponding set list or details of the works performed in a concert programme which can be submitted online, along with the relevant Live Performance Notification (Gig List). The full and proper title, as registered with IMRO, together with the name of the composer(s) must be included.

    It is essential that all works on the set list have been registered. If you are in doubt as to whether some or all of the works on the set list have been registered or not, you can check on-line or contact a member of our distribution team.

    Other Performances

    If you are aware that your works are being performed either by another performer or broadcast on TV or radio or your album has been released in an overseas territory, you should provide this information to IMRO. We will need the following information:-

    Broadcast Performance
    Station/broadcaster name
    Broadcast date and time
    Show title
    Works played/performed live

    Live Performance by Another Performer
    Name of performer
    Date of performance
    Venue name/town or city
    Work(s) performed
    UK postcode / US Zip code

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