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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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AACP
Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy.
Improves legislation to fight counterfeiting & piracy.

ABO
Association of British Orchestras
Develop the orchestral profession, provides a monthly information bulletin to its members as well as workshops and online training to develop the musicians'skills, organises seminars & conferences,

AIM
Association of Independant Music
Represents, promotes and protects independent labels & distributors on a national and international level.
Helps & advise independant companies. Collects and disseminate information to its members.
Currently developping the Musicindie projects which aims at increase the market share & business potential of the UK Independent Music Industry.

AMPS
Association of Motion Picture Sound.
Represents Film and Television Sound Technicians based in the U.K.

APRS
Association of Professional Recording Services
Legal and Accounting Advice, Offers Training Courses, provides newsletter bulletins.

ASCAP - USA
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Performing rights organization in the U.S.
Collects & distributes royalties to its members. Provides a service and a copyright protection for its members.

AURA
Association of United Recording Artists
Represents and advises professional recording artist, performers and studio producers as well as collecting and distributing money to its members.

BPI
British Phonographic Industry. Represents the British Record Companies i.erecently took notarious online distributo,r CD-WOW, to court for selling at discounted price...unlike reknow high street retailers. The BPI also certifies singles & albums sales within the UK from silver, gold to platinum....but how long this certification will last still as downloading seems to be troubling the sales figures......

BCC
British Copyright Council.
Defends the principles of copyright, on a nationwide & international level. Protects the copyright rights for those who create art in any form. Monitors & reports changes in copyright law.

BACS
British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
Offers legal and business help lines, large discounts to enter various competitions such Song For Europe or to attend ceremonies such as the Ivor Novello and Gold Badge Awards. Offers discounts on recording facilities, .....

BIMA
British Interactive Multimedia Association
Recognise and reward creative excellence within all fields of the industry
Encourage new creative talent to enter the industry.
Seek opportunities for funding to promote the interests of uk new media abroad, set up opportunities for training, networking and recruitment

BMI
Broadcast Music Inc
American collecting society
Offers a major collection of scores (published, unpublished and out of print), recordings and information on composers, accesible to the public

BMIC
British Music Information Centre.
Holds & gives access to a unique collection of scores, recordings and background information on contempory music from the UK, which is mostly post-1960.
Features hundreds of contacts as well listing concerts & various events/projects.

BMR
British Music Rights
Promotes the interests of Britain's composers, songwriters and music publishers.
Promote the music agenda amongst policy makers and opinion formers
Monitor government policy and legislative developments in the UK and Europe, specifically that relating to new technology and e-commerce
Undertake research projects in support of our activities
Organise and participate in events e.g. trade fairs, seminars, conferences
Contribute to training and education programmes

BVA
British Video Association
Represents the interests of publishers and rights owners of pre-recorded home entertainment on video.

CISAC
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.
USA based collecting society along BMI & ASCAP
Recognises and protects creator's rights in all fields of art & represents over 200 authors societies throughout the world.
Offers advice on intellectual property & on collective administration.

CCLI
Christian Copyright Licensing International which licenses over 150,000 Christian songs from sheets to recording activities.


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