Who can join?

Membership of BIEM is limited to societies managing mechanical rights.

In order to demonstrate that an applicant society is effectively managing mechanical rights, it will need to provide wide-ranging information including:

- Its statutes and by-laws (with License/Ministry approval to operate as a rights management entity)
- A list of its members
- The repertoire it represents
- Its history and background
- Its licensees
- Any reciprocal agreements entered into with foreign societies or agencies
- Its annual report and balance sheet, with specifications about the categories of collections (Broadcasting mechanicals; online mechanicals; sound carriers; others)
- The size and activity of its market
- Its technical facilities
- Its documentation processes
- Its collection and distribution policies
- Its audit programs
- other activities in addition to management of authors' rights

For more specific information please email us