PMA-Logo-nolineThe Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community.   We are a non-profit organization with over 550 music publisher members, ranging from major labels to independent boutiques.

Our mission is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

 The PMA will strive to fulfill this mission in part through:
  1. Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters in the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;
  2. Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed and decisions made;
  3. Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and
  4. Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations

In 1997, several composers and publishers came together in successful opposition to a specific issue (a proposed cap on performance royalties) and later formed the PMA.  Since then, some of our accomplishments have included ensuring that millions of dollars performance royalties found their way to the properly-entitled writers and publishers; persuading our community, broadcasters and the PRO’s about the dangers of direct licensing; influencing the technological developments affecting the tracking, reporting and payment of our members’ music; and generally growing the organization into a forceful voice heard across all areas of our industry.

Today, we’re moving forward on a whole host of issues.  We’re creating industry-wide technology standards and hosting popular events in LA,  NYC, Nashville and Las Vegas.  We’re lobbying PROs for accurate distribution and educating both composers and our user base.  We are involved in everything from fingerprinting and online licensing models to copyright issues and global outreach.  Our goal is to continue to provide of all our members the education, support and advocacy our community deserves.

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