About IMPF

IMPF is a network and meeting place for independent music publishers globally.

We want to take advantage of the incredible opportunities to have our music on every service, licensed easily and without borders. And most importantly, we want our writers and our companies rewarded fairly for their work. 

IMPF is based in Brussels, the home of the European Institutions. And with our members located everywhere, we can quickly act on policy and key legislation that affects our writers and companies anywhere.

our purpose is to:

Represent

Represent the interests of the independent music publishing community internationally.

Share

Share experiences and best practices in music publishing.

Exchange

Exchange information on the legal framework as it affects the music publishing environment.

Coordinate

Support projects relevant to composers and music publishers.

Promote

Promote a favourable environment for artistic, cultural, linguistic and commercial diversity for composers and music publishers.

Challenges We Are Facing

The music publishing industry has experienced dramatic changes in recent years. Digitally delivered music has moved consumers towards cheaper alternatives to access music; Mergers and Acquisitions mean fewer companies, which weakens independent music publishers’ bargaining position; Online licensing is fast becoming the major source of income for publishers and writers. We want to ensure that we are getting our fair share, in what is mostly an opaque process and with, at times, minuscule returns.

Making Our Voices Heard

A robust copyright framework is needed to ensure the survival of the music eco system. But copyright is constantly either under threat or revision in most jurisdictions.  Without the active voices of our community these reviews can result in a dilution of rights for creators. IMPF ensures that independent music publishers are heard by all lawmakers. Publishers and collective management organisations are also coming up with new ways to provide reliable and affordable access to copyright information. IMPF believes in a realistic, macro-regional approach, providing fast integration of existing databases at the lowest possible cost.  

Challenges We Are Facing

The music publishing industry is experiencing some dramatic changes. Digitally delivered music has moved consumers away from ownership towards cheaper alternatives to access music. Mergers and acquisitions mean fewer companies which weakens independent publishers bargaining position. Online licensing is fast becoming the major source of income for publishers and writers. Our concern in all of this is to ensure we are getting our fair share, in what is often an opaque process and with, at times,  minuscule returns.

Making Our Voices Heard

A robust copyright framework is needed to ensure the survival of the music eco system and copyright is constantly either under threat or revision in almost every jurisdiction.  Without the active voices of our community these reviews can result in a dilution of rights for copyright holders, and IMPF must ensure that independent music publishers are heard by all lawmakers. Publishers and collective management organisations are also coming up with new ways to provide reliable and affordable access to copyright information. IMPF believes in a realistic, macro-regional approach, providing fast integration of existing databases at the lowest possible cost.

IMPF is an Associate Member of ICMP and CISAC, has a Memorandum of Understanding with AIMP, and has an Alliance with The Ivors Academy to strengthen ties between
music creators and publishers.

Find out more about IMPF membership

Being an IMPF member means you will add your voice to an international network focused on your concerns.