Who can join?

Membership of BIEM is limited to societies managing mechanical rights. Applications for membership need to be approved by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Management Committee.

In order to demonstrate that an applicant society is effectively managing mechanical rights, it will need to provide wide-ranging information including:

- Its statutes and by-laws
- A list of its members
- The repertoire it represents
- Its history and background
- Its licensees
- Any reciprocal agreements entered into with foreign societies or agencies
- Its annual report and balance sheet
- The size and activity of its market
- Its technical facilities
- Its documentation processes
- Its collection and distribution policies
- Its audit programs

For more specific information please email us