The International Music Manager's Forum (IMMF) represents featured artist music managers and through them the featured artists (performers and authors) themselves. These featured artists are those that are the source of over 95% of the economic activity in the global music industry. Featured artist music managers are uniquely placed to comment on music industry issues, as they are the only group of professionals that deal with every aspect of the music industry and the copyright system as it applies to music on a daily basis.
Music managers are responsible for every aspect of the artist's career including interfacing and negotiating with phonogram producers, music publishers, making arrangements for touring, sponsorship, merchandising, and ensuring that all the available income streams, including those from collection societies, are properly managed. Managers are generally remunerated on a commission basis (usually in the region of 20% of income actually received by the artist) so income streams affecting the artist also directly affect those of the manager.
The International Music Managers Forum comprises 17 Music Managers Forums around the world including Australia (2), Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.
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