The national copyright collecting societies

Here you can find a list of the different copyright collecting societies of our composers and the corresponding links:

Germany: GEMA “Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte” (musical recordings and performances)

Link to the GEMA

Austria: AKM “Autoren, Komponisten, Musikverleger” (lyricists, composers and music publishers)

Link to the AKM (>service>forms & infos in english)

Switzerland: SUISA (Swiss Association for composers rights)

Link to the SUISA

UK: MCPS-PRS

MCPS “Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society” , PRS “Performing Right Society”

Link to the PRS

USA: SESAC “Society of European Stage Authors & Composers”, ASCAP “American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers”, BMI ” Broadcast Music Incorporated”

Link to the SESAC

Link to the ASCAP

Link to the BMI

Canada: SOCAN “Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers”

Link to the SOCAN

France: SACEM “Société des auteurs compositeurs et éditeurs de musique”

Link to the SACEM

Norway: TONO (Copyright collective for authors and composers of musical works)

Link to the TONO

Italy: SIAE “Società Italiani degli Autori ed Editori”

Link to the SIAE

Ireland: IMRO ” Irish Music Rights Organisation”

Link to the IMRO

New Zealand, Australia: APRA “Australasian Performing Right Association ”

Link to the APRA – New Zealand

Link to the APRA – Australia

Poland: ZAIKS “ZwiÄzek Autorów i Kompozytorów Scenicznych” (Vereinigung der Bühnenautoren und -komponisten)

Link to the ZAIKS (just in polish)

Spain: SGAE “Sociedad General de Autores y Editores”

Link to the SGAE

Denmark: KODA (copyrights for composers, songwriters and music publishers)

Link to the KODA