What is an IPI Number?

Think of it as a social security number for songwriters & music publishers.

IPI stands for Interested Party Information.

An IPI number (referred to as a CAE number in the past) is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers by their Performing Rights Organization (PRO) to uniquely identify them as rights holders. It is usually anywhere between 9-11 digits long. If you are already affiliated with a PRO, you'll need to provide your IPI number when you add yourself as a songwriter into your Songtrust account so that we can properly manage your publishing.

Your IPI should look similar to this listing:


Pro Tip: Check with your PRO if you are unsure of what your IPI number is. They are the ones who will assign this to you and will be able to assist in locating it for you as well.


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