What is the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)?

CISAC works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators across all regions of the world and artistic fields including music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. They aim to secure fair payment for creators for the use of theirs works anywhere in the world.

CISAC has a Code of Conduct that every member society (such as PRO's) must follow. Through business, technical and regional committees, CISAC shares knowledge and best practices about collective management of rights, helping to drive the highest standards of operational excellence throughout the industry. You can almost think of CISAC as the over-seer of societies.

In CISAC's work on global policy and legal affairs, they advocate in favor of the protection of authors’ rights/copyright, bringing the voice of creators to the heart of international legislative decision-making. CISAC aims to foster a legislative environment that supports the cultural and creative industries, contributing to both cultural diversity and economic growth worldwide.

For more information about CISAC and their contributions to the music industry, you can visit their website here!