The international trade body for music publishers, ICMP, Board of Directors has welcomed four new members: the Music Publishers Association of Kenya, Prior Musica of Lithuania, Fix Müsik of Turkey and Partitor vzw of Belgium.
“We are delighted to welcome the new members to the ICMP family and look forward to supporting them in tackling the key IP and copyright issues they face,” said ICMP Director General Ger Hatton (pictured).
“We are also extremely happy to have secured our first members from Lithuania and Kenya and are confident that membership of ICMP will make for a better environment for music publishers,” she said.
The latest additions brings the total ICMP membership to 68, spanning all five continents. 38 new organisations have joined since 2008, while discussions are underway with potential new members in Mauritius, Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Russia.
“I am hugely proud of what our organisation is able to deliver. Over the past year, we have added new members in new territories, while driving a proactive programme of advocacy around the world resulting in a raised profile of music publishers everywhere,” added Hatton.Music Business Worldwide