Our core functions as an organisation fall into the following areas:
Legal Policy & Litigation
- The legal policy and litigation teams coordinate our work for effective legal protection in all music markets and drive a global litigation strategy designed to disrupt and close down pirate services.
- The legal policy team campaigns to secure better rights in those markets worldwide which are not up to international best practice. This includes worldwide recognition of full performance rights and the minimum 70-year term of protection for recorded music. It also informs IFPI’s voice in the copyright debate, promoting the role of copyright in supporting investment in music and licensing of digital music services.
- The litigation team supports criminal prosecutions by public authorities, brings civil cases against businesses that facilitate infringement and works with intermediaries, such as ISPs and search engines, to tackle infringing sites and reduce piracy.
- IFPI's Sales Reporting team are responsible for producing all global recorded music industry sales statistics, tracking over 50 markets worldwide by working closely with member companies, National Groups, and industry partners.
- The team is responsible for the data contained within IFPI's authoritative Global Music Report, the definitive source of recorded music market data.
- The Sales Reporting team produce valuable global market share and market size reports to its stakeholders in the IFPI Market Analysis Portal ('MAP'); continuously working on standardisation and consistency in reporting of global industry revenues.
- The team is also responsible for the production of the IFPI Annual Global Charts, and other valuable industry metrics such as global streaming subscribers.
Insight and analysis
- IFPI's Insight and Analysis team works closely with member companies, National Groups, and industry partners to provide research and insight into patterns and methods of music consumption worldwide. This includes study of the recorded music market, developments in both licensed and unlicensed consumption, and the changing habits of music listeners.
- As the music industry drives the transition from physical to digital consumption, the Insight and Analysis department seeks to understand the changing landscape as it is found globally, within different countries, and across the enormous variety of music consumers.
- The team is responsible for the analysis contained within IFPI’s authoritative Global Music Report, the definitive source of recorded music market data.
- The IFPI global performance rights team works to grow performance rights revenues for record producers worldwide through:
- Securing full performance rights in countries where they do not yet exist.
- Setting up new music licensing companies (MLCs) to manage and collectively license performance rights in emerging markets, including in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Improving the operation of the existing MLCs through identifying and implementing best practices.
- Securing fair tariffs for the broadcasting and public performance of sound recordings.