CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies (also referred to as Collective Management Organisations, or CMOs).
With 232 member societies in 121 countries, CISAC represents nearly four million creators from all geographic regions and all artistic repertoires; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts.
CISAC is presided over by Swedish songwriter, musician, singer, guitarist, producer and a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA Björn Ulvaeus and our four Vice Presidents are: South African singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mexican composer and director Arturo Márquez, Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke, and International Neo-Expressionist visual artist Miquel Barceló.
CISAC works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide. We enable collective management organisations to seamlessly represent creators across the globe and ensure that royalties flow to authors for the use of their works anywhere in the world. To this end, CISAC provides the highest business, legal, and IT standards to protect creators’ rights and to support the development of the international network of collective management organisations.
Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France and regional offices in Africa (Burkina Faso), Latin America (Chile), Asia-Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary). www.cisac.org.