An international, not-for-profit organisation, that works to protect the rights and promote the interests of writers and directors working in the audiovisual, literary and dramatic repertoires.
The International Federation of Actors (FIA) is a global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations. Founded in 1952, it represents several hundreds of thousands of performers with some 90 member organisations in more than 60 countries around the world.Read more Visit Site
A uniquely global body for the creators of music within all genres and repertoires, CIAM’s membership includes composer representative groups from every continent. Together they give a voice to music creators, and work to promote to protect the rights of composers and songwriters, legally, financially and culturally. Together with Music Creators North America, CIAM commissioned the 2014 study "Fair Compensation for Music Creators in the Digital Age".Read more Visit Site
The International Federation of Musicians, founded in 1948, is the international organisation for musicians' unions and equivalent representative organisations. It includes some 70 member organisations in 60 countries throughout the world.Read more Visit Site
Fair Trade Music International is an independent not-for-profit organisation launched by thousands of music creators from around the world. The body has developed Fair Trade Music Certification in order to draw attention to, and reward, equitable music business practices and help bring about an ethical, sustainable and transparent music economy.Read more Visit Site
Founded by music artists in 2015, this ground breaking organisation provides a collective voice to protect and promote the rights and interests of professional music artists, also known as 'Featured Artists', at both the European and the international levelRead more Visit Site
CISAC is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies. CISAC protects the rights and promotes the interests of creators worldwide across all the creative disciplines. They enable collective management organisations to ensure that royalties flow to authors of literature, music, art and film for the use of their works anywhere in the world. CISAC is presided over by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France.Read more Visit Site
GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers) comprises those authors' societies from across the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland that administer revenues arising from the licensing of the rights in works of songwriters, composers, some audio visual authors, the visual arts, and literary and dramatic works. It is not to be confused with SAA [http://www.saa-authors.eu/] which represents interests of collective management societies working on behalf of screenwriters and directors at the European level.Read more Visit Site
The Directors Guild of America is a labor organization that represents the creative and economic rights of directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, documentaries, news, sports and new media.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), is a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write the content for television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and Internet and mobile phones (new media) that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.Read more Visit Site
The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content. Its members write everything from big budget movies to independent films, late night comedy/variety shows to daytime serials, broadcast and radio news, web series, documentaries, and animation. The WGAE works on their behalf to promote and protect the professional and artistic interests of this diverse community.Read more Visit Site
SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists.Read more Visit Site
MCNA is the only united, internationally-recognized voice of American and Canadian songwriters and composers. MCNA is an alliance of independent songwriter and composer organizations that advocates for and educate on behalf of the US and Canadian music creator communities. Music rights for composers, songwriters and performers operate differently in the USA from the way in which they operate in the rest of the world. For this reason MCNA has a separate section – similar to the US audio visual guilds.Read more Visit Site
The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) represents the interests of collective management societies and their audiovisual authors’ members at the European level.
SCAPR, the Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights was founded in 1986. It is a not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. Operating as an international platform for the development of the practical cooperation between performers' collective management organisations (CMOs), SCAPR strives to improve the exchange of data and performers' rights payments across borders. As an organisation SCAPR represents 62 CMO's from 45 countries and their primary aim is to improve the efficiency of management of rights and the conclusion of bilateral agreements.Read more Visit Site
AEPO-ARTIS is a non-profit making organization that represents 36 European performers’ collective management organizations from 26 different countries. The number of performers represented by the 36 member organizations of AEPO-ARTIS can be estimated at between 400,000 and 500,000.Read more Visit Site
European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, is the European alliance of guild or trade groupings across Europe which all act locally on behalf of individual composers, songwriters and lyricists. ECSA is extremely active in European legislative affairs and general policy that affects the financial and moral wellbeing of the creators within their member organisations. ECSA has Permanent Observer status at CIAM and collaborates closely with The Authors’ Group made up of sister associations including the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) and the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE). The Authors’ Group is thus the largest European authors’ network representing more than 500 000 authors, including writers, literary translators, composers, songwriters, journalists, screenwriters, film and TV directors in Europe.Read more Visit Site
Directors UK is the professional association of directors working with the moving image in the UK, with almost 6,000 members.Read more Visit Site
The SoA is the UK trade union for more than 10,000 writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. We've been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession since 1884.Read more Visit Site
Equity is the UK trade union that represents performers and other artists working across the live and recorded entertainment industry and supports The Actors’ Guild of Great Britain.Read more Visit Site
Having been originally founded as the Amalgamated Musicians’ Union in Manchester in 1893, the archives of the Union provide a fascinating record of the experiences and struggles of the Kingdom throughout the decades.Read more Visit Site
The FAC brings together the featured artist community to help artists connect and enable one another through peer to peer development. The FAC also provides a collective voice for the artist community within the music industry and to government, while providing thought leadership on emerging technologies and opportunities.