Tag Archive: Associations of Independent Music

  1. Music Industry Associations

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    Music industry associations do a lot of great work on behalf of their members ensuring they have a voice to government or in the media.  It is always worth remembering that associations are of course represent their members, however what you will gain from these associations is a lot of very useful infomation if you are researching our industry or even wanting to enter the industry.

    Music Managers Forum (MMF)

    The UK’s largest forum for music / artist managers.  Run by a dedicated small team, the MMF runs training sessions and gives helpful support to both established and new managers.

    Music Publishers Association (MPA)

    The MPA are the voice for music publishers both old and new.  The MPA offer lots of great resources and regularly put on training sessions.

    Performance Rights Society (PRS For Music)

    Are you a song writer or composer?  If you are, you should be a member of PRS for Music as you may be missing out on mechanical royalties from radio plays, iTunes / digital downloads or if your music has been placed on a CD or any other device.

    Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)

    Are you a performer on a recording that is available for sale or played on the radio?  If yes, you should be a member of the PPL.  Its free and PPL collect extensively around the world on behalf of their artists.

    The Association of Independent Music (AIM)

    Home to hundreds of independent labels and artists, AIM provides extensive support, training, opportunities and voice to the independent artist.

    The British Recording Industry (BPI)

    The BPI represents the four major record companies and hundreds of independent record labels across the United Kingdom.  The BPI is also part owner of the UK Official Charts Company.

    UK Music

    There are many different trade organisations and we’ve only listed a few above, but one organisation has tried to bring them all together under one roof.  UK music is here to represent the interests of UK music at all levels, and works with government both within the UK and Europe to give a single unified voice as well as conducting education programmes and research reports.