Collecting societies

IMPALA’s committee meets regularly to promote best practices by collecting societies. 


Current work includes redrafting IMPALA’s collecting society code of conduct (original from 2010) and gathering feedback from members on how they perceive their local collecting societies.

In July 2022, we circulated an updated survey on collecting societies to gather our members’ feedback on their local collecting societies. The idea is to get a better view of collecting society practices across Europe and to build on the results of the survey to start discussions with societies on how they can improve going forward. 
The latest version of our code of conduct, updated July 2022, is available in the members-only section of our website and on demand from members. 
Along with many others in the sector, we also participate in meetings of IFPI’s performance rights group (known as PRC meetings), and also coordinate with WIN. 
IMPALA also attends distribution meetings for the MTV pan-European video agreement with VPL, covering independent repertoire and helps VPL identify unclaimed videos. 
On top of this, we produce regular reports for PPL with AIM summarising the IMPALA projects supported by PPL via its annual donation to AIM. This is the kind of model we would like to see in other collecting societies.
To hear more about IMPALA’s priorities for collecting societies, and our position on related topics such as why voting rights need caps, why we risk losing 125m€ a year to the USA, how should unclaimed monies be allocated, etc, check out our 20 Minutes With podcast with Jonas Sojström – owner and CEO of Playground Music Scandinavia AB.

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