Interested Parties Information (IPI)

A nine-digit number used to uniquely identify a songwriter or publisher. The IPI database replaced the CAE database as the industry standard in 2001, but the two are often used interchangeably. There are a few CMOs that assign their songwriters both an IPI and a CAE - but you'll know if you're a member of one of these. Rights holders are assigned IPI numbers when they are granted membership to a PRO. Your IPI number is not the same as your collection society account or member number.

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