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They offer you a membership which enables you to get various services such as legal advice, related music discounts, promotes your activity, collects your royalties in some cases.... They usually are non-profit organisations.


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EMO
European Music Office
Adaptating the existing European legal, fiscal and social framework to render it more favourable to the development of artistic creation, artistic life and the activities of music companies. Legal requirements would include intellectual property legislation, anti-piracy regulations, reduced VAT on recordings, etc..Adaptating of the existing European cultural programme to the needs of traditionally recognised cultural activities, such as classical music, opera, contemporary creation and amateur music.Providing a Music Industry Programme, which would support the initiatives of cultural entrepreneurs on the European market....

ERA
Educational Recording Agency.
Issues licenses to educational establishments so they can record for non-commercial purposes & within an educational environment.

FASTTRACK
The network of international collecting societies
Offers solutions to its members including MCPS-PRS ALLIANCE in order to improve their technical operation in the management of the musical works.

IFPI
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
Any company, firm or person producing sound recordings or music videos can become a member.
Fighting music piracy.
Promoting fair market access and adequate copyright laws
Helping develop the legal conditions and the technologies for the recording industry to prosper in the digital era
Promoting the value of music in the development of economies, as well as in social and cultural life

IMRO
Irish Music Rights Organisation.
Irish performing right collecting society. Collects performing royalties in Ireland.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY UK
Sponsored by the Patent Office (see below) and contains information about intellectual property.

ISM
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Legal& Financial advice, Offers discounts on buying instruments, music equipment, events accordingly.

MCPS
Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society
Collects & distributes 'mechanical' royalties generated from the recording of music onto many different formats. This income is distributed to their members - writers and publishers of music.
Deals with the right to make & issue all formats of music recording.

MCPS-PRS ALLIANCE
MCPS-PRS ALLIANCE gathers both activities from MCPS & PRS.

MIA
Music Industries Association
Offers newsletter bulletin about the industry as well as training programmes. Offers discounts,.....

MMF
Music Managers Forum
Members can access skills & experiences managers, workshops, contracts. Discounts are also available including training courses, equipment, financial services, insurance. Social events are regularly organised in order to gather members & industry professionals.

MPA
Music Publishers Association
Protects & represents its members' rights.
Promotes a better value of copyright & the value of music.
Provides newsletter bulletin.
Produces a catalogue of printed music with over 250,000 entries.
Organises conferences, seminars & social events.

MU
Musicians Union
Offers to its members egal & financial advice, negociates fees with broadcasting, recovers money owed to musicians, quaterly magazine, discounts,....

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC SOCIETIES
Represent and supports over 2,000 amateur music groups throughout the UK, including choirs, orchestras, and music promoters.

NEMIS
Music network for those who work within the Scottish Music Industry. Offers discounted rates, legal advice, directory,...Works in conjunction with The Scottish Arts Council.

NAC
National Art Council.
Promotes the value of art including music, which contributes to the well-being of the UK in many forms.

NMPA
National Music Publishers Association.
US organisation representing US music publishers.


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