The Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community. We are dedicated to advancing the unique value of production music and working together to ensure a better future for our community.
We are a non-profit organization counting over 670 music publisher and composer members. Major labels, independent boutiques, emerging composers and well-known Grammy™ winners are all part of our membership. Together, our members account for over 1,000,000 individual copyrights and PMA music is heard daily in every country around the world
Our goal is to provide to all our members, the education, support and advocacy needed to support their careers and enhance the value of their craft.
We Strive to Fulfill Our Mission By:
- Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and content creators in the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for our members.
- Providing our members with a community that aligns in common interest to engage in collaboration - creatively and in regard to business development.
- Educating our members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues that impact the production music community.
- Showcasing members' music and creating opportunities between composers and publishers.
In 1997, a US performing rights society planned to impose a cap on production music royalties that would have been considerably damaging to our community.
Several production music companies overcame their professional differences and came together to successfully oppose this issue.
They quickly discovered that working together greatly amplified their influence and shortly thereafter formed the Production Music Association. Thus began an ongoing journey to bring our community together, and help create a strong, sustainable future.
Who We Are
The Production Music Association is a small team, run by one full-time staff member and a volunteer Board of Directors. All Board representatives are employed by a music library that is a member of the PMA.
Production Music Association (PMA)
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