Useful links

Ian’s MySpace profile

Music
www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk

The MCPS-PRS Alliance is the UK royalty collection society for composers and songwriters.

www.musicindie.org

The Association of Independent Music is a UK trade company that provides advice and support for record companies and distributors.

www.midem.com

Midem is the world’s annual music market.

www.musicmanagersforum.co.uk

The Music Managers Forum is an international network of managers that provide managerial services to the music community.

www.mpaonline.org.uk

The Music Publishers Association protects the interests of music publishers in the UK to maintain and improve conditions in the industry.

www.musiciansunion.org.uk

The Musician’s Union provide services to represent and protect the interests of musicians in the UK.

www.ppluk.com

Phonographic Performance Limited represent record companies and musicians by dispensing licences and collecting royalties for the use of their members’ music.

www.ascap.com

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers issues licences and distributes royalties in the interest of safeguarding the rights of its members.

www.bmi.com

BMI is an organisation that represents music songwriters, composers and publishers, by collecting and distributing royalties for performing rights.

www.bpi.co.uk

The BPI is responsible for safeguarding the interests of the UK recorded music industry by protecting, promoting and supporting British music.

www.ifpi.org

IFPI represents the international recording industry by protecting the rights of their clients and promoting the commercial use of recorded music.


Film and Television

www.ifta-online.org

The Independent Film & Television Alliance is the worldwide trade association for the independent film and television industry. Its members includes companies that produce, distribute and finance independent film and television programming.

www.bfi.org.uk

The British Film Institute promotes appreciation of Britain’s film and television culture by providing an archive, cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning resources about British film heritage.

www.ofcom.org.uk

Ofcom is an independent company that works within the UK to regulate acitivity in radio, tv, telecommunication and wireless communication companies.

www.culture.gov.uk

The department for culture, media and sport is responsible for promoting sport and culture in the UK.

www.imdb.com

The Internet Movie Database provides access to up-to-date information about films and television programmes.

www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council England is an independent organisation that promotes the arts throughout England.

Corporate and Commercial

www.companieshouse.co.uk

Companies House provides information to the public about their activity in incorporating and dissolving limited companies and analysing company information.

www.berr.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is responsible for regulating commercial relations, competition, energy and productivity in order to maintain a prosperous economic environment in the UK.

www.hmrc.gov.uk

HM Revenue and Customs acquires tax revenue and administers and distributes tax credits and child benefits.


Intellectual Property

www.wipo.int

The World Intellectual Property Organization is a United Nations body that influences and protects the worldwide intellectual property industry so that it can function in favour of the public interest.

www.ipo.gov.uk

The UK Intellectual Property Office is a government organisation that distributes intellectual property rights for patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs in the UK.

Litigation And Arbitration

www.courtservice.gov.uk

Her Majesty’s Courts Service aims to provide justice for the public by ensuring the justice system works efficiently. It administers the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court, magistrates’ courts, county courts and the Probate Service.

www.cedr.co.uk

CEDR is committed to resolving commercial and judicial system disputes efficiently and economically, both in the UK and abroad.

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