Our core functions as an organisation fall into the following areas:
Market research and global insight
- The team works closely with member companies and National Groups providing industry analysis, insights, research and information on trends in the global recorded music market.
- Consolidates and analyses global industry sales, while maintaining and developing the industry's reporting standards.
- Examines changing consumer habits and digital developments by providing case studies, research and evaluation of the impact of piracy across different markets.
Legal Policy & Litigation
- The legal policy and litigation teams coordinate our work for effective legal protection in all music markets and drive a global litigation strategy designed to disrupt and close down pirate services.
- The legal policy team campaigns to secure better rights in those markets worldwide which are not up to international best practice. This includes worldwide recognition of full performance rights and the minimum 70-year term of protection for recorded music. It also informs IFPI’s voice in the copyright debate, promoting the role of copyright in supporting investment in music and licensing of digital music services.
- The litigation team supports criminal prosecutions by public authorities, brings civil cases against businesses that facilitate infringement and works with intermediaries, such as ISPs and search engines, to tackle infringing sites and reduce piracy.
- The IFPI global performance rights team works to grow performance rights revenues for record producers worldwide through:
- Securing full performance rights in countries where they do not yet exist.
- Setting up new music licensing companies (MLCs) to manage and collectively license performance rights in emerging markets, including in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Improving the operation of the existing MLCs through identifying and implementing best practices.
- Securing fair tariffs for the broadcasting and public performance of sound recordings.