International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC)

CISAC works towards increased recognition and protection of creators’ rights. CISAC was founded in 1926 and is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Its headquarters are in Paris, with regional offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America, as well as in Africa. CISAC numbers 232 authors’ societies from 121 countries and indirectly represents around 3 million creators and music publishers within all the artistic repertoires: music, drama, literature, audio-visual, graphic and visual arts.  CISAC’s main activities and member services aim to: strengthen and develop the international network of copyright societies; secure a position for creators and their collective management organizations in the international scene; adopt and implement quality and technical efficiency criteria to increase copyright societies’ interoperability; support societies’ strategic development in each region and in each repertoire; retain a central database allowing societies to exchange information efficiently; and participate in improving national and international copyright laws and practices.

Additional Info

  • Headquarters: Neuilly sur Seine, France
  • Founded: 1926
  • Membership: 227 Authors’ Societies from 121 Countries