CIAM Partners

CIAM heads an international alliance of songwriter and composer organisations.

These creator-led partners help to share best practice in the battle for authors rights and amplify the voice of music creator all over the world.

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African Music Academy

An African initiative, the African Music Academy is an association under the French law of 1901, created in 2014, whose ambition is to promote pan-African music from the continent and the diaspora, via educational and professional actions as well as dedicated awards, keeping the African musician at the core of both the message and the architecture.

The Academy seeks to federate the many existing professionalising actions, bodies and programs over the continent, putting forward the authors rights values as a prerequisite, and fostering the principle wherever and whenever needed.

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Alianza Latinoamericana de Autores y Compositores

ALCAM is a partnership formed only by authors and composers of Latin America that works daily to promote and create awareness about legitimate moral and economic right of every artist on his work and to receive fair remuneration for their creative work.

Placing value on the work of these authors and composers and defend the contribution they make to their work to the cultural development of all communities to which they belong.


Asia-Pacific Music Creators Alliance

APMA was launched at the World Creators Forum in Beijing in November 2016. It brings together songwriters from across the region and its charter of principles and intentions was signed by creators from 15 countries and territories including Australia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

APMA helps local artists to unite their voices, understand their rights, develop awareness and guide organisations to protect creators and their works.


Fair Trade Music International

The Fair Trade Music movement is dedicated to building an ethical, sustainable and transparent music ecosystem that is equitable for everyone in the music value chain. The movement furthers these goals by giving consumers and creators the information they need to make ethical choices when producing, distributing, streaming or purchasing music.

The movement is coordinated and overseen by Fair Trade Music International (FTMI), an independent not-for-profit organization backed by more than 500,000 music creators from around the world.

Every day, more people and organisations are pledging to support the Fair Trade Music principles of an ethical, sustainable and transparent music ecosystem, and to follow best practices in pursuit of these goals. You can identify them by looking for our symbols on web sites, apps and services that stream, distribute or offer music for sale.


Music Creators North America

MCNA is a continental alliance of prominent American and Canadian music creator organizations. MCNA began in 2012 largely as a response to legislative and legal setbacks for creators when it became clear that new approaches were needed and that individual and national solutions were no longer enough in an increasingly globalized environment for creators.

Today MCNA is focussed on the issue of how music creators can be properly paid for the use of their work in the digital realm.



The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) exists to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at the national, European and international level by any legal means. ECSA advocates for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters and strives to improve social and economic development of music creation in Europe.