Membership of IFPI is open to a legal entity or person which is either a producer of phonograms or music videos, copies of which are made available to the public in reasonable quantities.
Any applicant which, in the opinion of the Main Board, has engaged in the unauthorised creation, imitation, duplication, sale, importation or other use of sound recordings or artist’s performances in violation of any law within five years of its application, is ineligible for membership.
A Member shall refrain from jeopardising the fulfilment of IFPI's objects and shall not in any manner whatsoever be engaged in the unauthorised creation, imitation, duplication, sale, importation or other use of sound recordings or artists’ performances in violation of any law. Please also note that IFPI does not itself control any rights in sound recordings and does not grant licences to the rights in any sound recordings. Therefore membership of IFPI does not itself provide members with any mandate to license the rights of other IFPI member companies.
Applications are submitted to the Main Board for approval, on the recommendation of National Groups or Affiliated Organisations of IFPI (where they exist) or Regional Directors of IFPI. Applications are circulated to the Main Board regularly.
A full annual membership subscription is payable by an applicant for the year in which the applicant is applying for membership. Admission to membership takes effect on the day of receipt of the first year's membership subscription.
An annual membership subscription, based on membership category (see attached list), is payable by every member.
To enable IFPI to consider your application and the appropriate category of membership, please reply to the questions on the application form and return it to the London office.