(International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) www.ifpi.org
IFPI represents the recording industry worldwide, with a membership comprising some 1400 record companies in 72 countries and affiliated industry associations in 44 countries. IFPI’s mission is to promote the value of recorded music, safeguard the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music in all markets where its members operate.
(Canadian Recording Industry Association) www.cria.ca
The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings.
(Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) www.socan.ca
SOCAN is an organization that administers the communication and performing rights of virtually the world’s entire repertoire of copyright-protected music, when it is used in Canada. We collect license fees, then distribute the fees as royalties to our members and affiliated performing rights organizations (PROs) worldwide. We ensure that music creators and publishers get paid for the communication and public performance of their music in Canada. To do this, we collect fees from individuals, businesses and organizations that play music in public, broadcast it, or communicate it by telecommunication. We do what’s right for music.