Official music industry organisations and official bodies
The BPI represents UK record labels, organise the @BRITs, @Classic_BRITs & the @MercuryPrize, co-own the @officialcharts & award UK music sales through the BPI Awards. As a trade body, we champion the interests of our membership which includes more than 400 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies.
UK Music is an industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry.
Non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the role of a music supervisor within the entertainment industries. The Guild is a resource for both emerging and established professionals, as well as the wider industry, providing knowledge of the craft and the evolving media landscape.
We are creating an open-source protocol for the uniform identification of music rights holders and creators. The Open Music Initiative dramatically simplifies the way music creators and rights owners are identified and compensated.
Music Industry Yorkshire launched as Yorkshire’s music industry development network in 2010, partnering with like-minded organisations and linking key-players, businesses and events, to provide support, signposting and development opportunities for Yorkshire’s established and aspiring music industry professionals.
The world’s largest professional community of music managers. Since its inception in 1992, the MMF has worked hard to educate, inform and represent UK managers as well as offering a network through which managers can share experiences, opportunities and information.
First Music Contact is a free information & advice service for musicians, bands & the independent music sector in Ireland. Funded by The Arts Council. Delivered in partnership with Culture Ireland MusicFromIreland present the Irish participation at 5 key international music industry events. Eurosonic, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape and CMJ.
As the world’s largest global royalty collection service, Songtrust streamlines the music publishing administration of 3,000,000+ songs. Access the largest network of over sixty pay sources and collection societies in over 145 countries to collect all your publishing royalties.
TuneRegistry is a music rights administration platform that saves small to medium-sized rights holders time and money by simplifying and streamlining music registrations and metadata delivery. Keep 100% of your copyrights and 100% of your music royalties when you self-publish with TuneRegistry. Scalable monthly fee for service
.MUSIC provides global music community members with a global music industry standard for their music identity and their official website address: i.e. www.yourname.music. Anyone in the global music community can register their unique .MUSIC domain, including artists, creators, bands, groups, industry professionals, music companies and organizations.
Royalty Exchange matches creators seeking funding with investors seeking catalogs. This gives creators the ability to raise money and fund their careers debt-free, and investors access to a new, high-yield asset class.
M Magazine is produced by PRS for Music for its 130,000+ songwriter, composer and music publisher members with industry insights, designed to educate artists, writers and publishers to make career-boosting business decisions. Featuring thoughtful interviews, power playlists and in-depth articles
Doors Open is a place for people to connect with companies and projects they believe in, and for independent music companies to find the staff they need to turn ideas into reality. Electronic music’s best jobs, all in one place. Sign up for job alerts from your favourite companies.
The IFPI home of The International Standard Recording Code. ISRC enables recordings to be uniquely and permanently identified. ISRC helps to avoid ambiguity and simplifies the management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products. ISRCs are assigned by owners of recordings.
AFEM: Association for Electronic Music is the global voice for the electronic music industry, representing its community, culture and commerce. AFEM’s membership spans industry sectors from labels to live, managers to media, retail to rights holders, technology to talent agencies, with over 200 company members across 25 countries.
Help pages from the compiler of the UK music charts, the Official Charts Company. How the charts are compiled, releasing your music the right way, registering a release, meeting the chart rules and information on the chart retailers.
The MITC is a collective of therapists with an abundance of experience of working within and around the music industry in various roles across all sectors. Each therapist in MITC has their own unique music industry experience and psychotherapy specialisms to help provide the best care possible for our clients.
UK music industry jobs board. For music freelancers, view and apply for jobs, view courses directory, create a professional profile online. Tailored job alerts right to your inbox and appear in our members directory. Companies post your jobs and courses for free, browse over 60,000 music professional profiles. Job alerts just to right candidates.
PPL is the appointed sole agency for ISRCs in the UK. The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) system is the international system for the identification of recorded music and music videos. Each ISRC is a unique identifier that can be permanently encoded into a recording or music video. Encoded ISRCs automatically identify recordings for PPL […]
A grassroots database available as a Google Doc of music industry organizations with women and non-binary people at the helm, growing to contain over 400 music industry organizations across most sectors of the industry. Put together by René Kladzyk, who performs as ZIEMBA. More background on the project here and here.
This guide is a free resource geared towards helping you move through the bizarre, surreal and anxiety-provoking circumstances we find ourselves in due to covid-19. It’s been put together by Tamsin Embleton, an ex-venue/festival booker turned psychotherapist who specialises in working with musicians and music industry professionals.
Independent Alliance for Artists Rights (IAFAR) was founded to tackle worldwide issues affecting the collection of artists neighbouring rights. Our aim is to collaborate with CMO’s (Collective Management Organization) and other interested parties to ensure the collection of these rights are as efficient and streamlined as they can be.
We will be using this document as a focal point for Association of Independent Music’s Covid-19 business guidance for small to medium businesses within the music industry so check back regularly for updates. This is a working document and will be updated as things unfold. Updated March 1st 2021.
This website was created following a discussion between Help Musicians, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Ivors Academy, the Musicians’ Union, the Music Managers Forum, the Music Producers Guild and UK Music. Our aim is to create one easy-to-use place where musicians can find all the help, advice and signposting they need to support them […]