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The bigger picture

On this page you will find information about:

  • Links to useful organisations
  • Links to learning resources
  • Links to internet tools

UK Music

The industry-backed group pushes the key business and political agenda of the music business within Westminster, with senior corporate leaders and the media.


AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK's independent music industry.


BASCA exists to support and protect the artistic, professional, commercial and copyright interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers of all genres of music and to celebrate and encourage excellence in British music writing.


BPI represents the UK’s recorded music industry, which is one of the most exciting and thriving music sectors in the world.  As a trade body, it champions the interests of its membership which includes more than 300 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies – Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music.


The MMF since its inception in 1992, has worked hard to educate, inform and represent UK managers (and their artists) as well as offering a network through which managers can share experiences, opportunities and information.

Music Publishers’ Association

The Music Publishers Association exists to safeguard the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them. It provides them with a forum and a collective voice, offers them a range of practical services, represents their interests to government, the music industry and the media, and works to inform and to educate the wider public in the importance and value of copyright.


The Music Producers Guild (UK) is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest.


PPL is the UK-based music licensing company which licenses recorded music for broadcast, online and public performance use. Established in 1934, PPL carries out this role on behalf of thousands of record company and performer members.  In 2012 PPL collected revenue of £170.8m.

PRS for Music

PRS for Music is home to the world's best music writers, composers and publishers. Formed as The MCPS-PRS Alliance in 1997 with the PRS for Music brand adopted in 2009, the organisation brings together two royalty collection societies; MCPS and PRS.

Royal Music Association

The Royal Musical Association is for anyone interested in the art and science of music. We are a UK-based learned society with an international membership, and run conferences, study days and training events as well as offering financial support and mentoring.

If you are a performer, composer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist, librarian… or if you are simply interested in finding out more about current research and performance initiatives, the RMA has something to offer you. Simply visit Royal Musical Association to find out more, or join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Additional resources

From learning resources to handy internet tools and beyond.