This year celebrating its 50th anniversary, the BPI is the representative voice for the UK’s world leading record labels and music companies,. It champions recorded music, safeguarding the rights of its members and of the artists, performers and label members of collecting body PPL. Its membership consists of more than 500 independent labels along with Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and Universal Music UK.
Together, BPI members account for around 85% of legitimate domestic music consumption in the UK and approximately 1 in 10 streams globally. The BPI promotes British music through its trade missions, the Music Export Growth Scheme and The BRIT Awards, which it owns and organises. It administers The BRIT Certified Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards and BRIT Billion programmes, co-owns the Official Charts Company, and is home to The Mercury Prize. The BPI supports innovation and technology through its Music & Tech Springboard Programme, andInsight Sessions and provides training and networking with its extensive free masterclasses, networking events, and market reports, including its annual yearbook All About The Music, alongside its public affairs work and communications activities. The BPI is committed to equity and inclusion in music, working closely with members, industry partners, and its Equity & Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) to promote this in the context of its commitment to the UK Music Diversity Taskforce “Five Ps Action Plan”. The BPI seeks to educate and inspire change through its EDI Training and Membership Inclusion Programme , the BRITs Apprentice Scheme, and its community engagement, focussed on education and wellbeing through the power of music, directed through its charity The BRIT Trust.
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The Music Publishers Association (MPA) represents the full diversity of the UK’s music publishing sector.
We act on behalf of over 200 businesses that invest in, license works by and support the livelihoods of songwriters, composers and lyricists – ranging from the UK’s largest and most established music publishers to independents and start-ups across all genres. These companies are the engine room of British music, they support our music makers and drive an extraordinary cultural and economic success story.