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What is an IPI number?

Think of an IPI number as your very own social or tax identification number – a unique number identifying a specific person or entity.

The IPI, alternatively known as a CAE number, is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify these “rights holders”.

Rightsholders are assigned IPI numbers when they signup and successfully affiliate with a Performing Rights Organization (“PRO”).

The IPI number is not the same as the member account number assigned by a PRO.

You will not receive performance royalties unless you are affiliated and your songs are properly registered by your publisher/administrator.

How do I find my IPI number?

Songwriters and publishers are assigned IPI numbers when they signup and successfully affiliate with a Performing Rights Organization (“PRO”).

When you signup with a PRO and your affiliation is confirmed, you are immediately assigned a unique member account number. After affiliation, your PRO will populate an IPI number for you.

The IPI number is not the same as the member account number.

To find your IPI number, you need to search the public repertory located on your PRO’s website.

Click here to access direct links.

What is Song Data?

“Song Data” is the information and details revolving around a song.

For example, basic song data is considered: the copyright/authorship year, songwriter/author names, percentage splits, publishing details, PRO affiliation, your rightsholder IPI numbers, and lyrics.

Click here to learn more about PRO affiliation, IPI numbers and how to find your IPI number.

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