Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – April 3rd, 2019 – The association representing independent music publishers, the Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF), is stepping up collaboration with CISAC and the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM), global organisations representing authors societies and music creators. In May 2018 at the CISAC General Assembly in Warsaw, IMPF became the first publishers’ organisation to become a CISAC member.
The reinforced relationship seeks to enhance relations with collective management organisations and publishers worldwide. The decision was taken by the IMPF Board and approved during its General Assembly in Rome, hosted by Italian authors’ society SIAE.
Invited to speak at the IMPF meeting, CISAC Director General Gadi Oron gave a detailed presentation on CISAC’s priorities, lobbying efforts, technology innovation and governance and membership reform. He also elaborated on areas for future collaboration.
Gadi Oron, Director General of CISAC, said: “At this moment of rapid change in our landscape, the axis of cooperation between creators, CMOS and music publishers has never been more important. I am delighted that IMPF and CISAC will be teaming up more closely in key areas of our work, especially in technology and lobbying of governments”.
Commenting on the new collaboration, IMPF President Pierre Mossiat said: “IMPF joined CISAC as an associate member so as to better enhance relations with CMOs and publishers globally. At the core of what we do as music publishers is the song, the composition, the author and composer and building a stronger alliance with CISAC will help forge closer bonds within our community”.