Interested Parties Information

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IPI (Interested party information) is a unique identifying number assigned by the CISAC database to each Interested Party in collective rights management. It is used worldwide by more than 120 countries and three million right holders.[1]

Two type of IPI-numbers exist:[2]

IPI Name Number[edit]

The IP Name Number is the code for a name or pseudonym related to an entity (natural person or a legal entity). One entity can have several names. Prince for example has the IPI-codes 00045620792 (Nelson Prince Rogers), 00052210040 (Prince) and 00334284961 (Nelson Prince R).

[3] The IPI Name Number is composed of eleven numeric digits.

IPI Base Number[edit]

The IPI Base Number is the code for an entity itself. It has the pattern H-NNNNNNNNN-C.

  • H: header (a single letter)
  • N: identification number (nine numeric digits)
  • C: check digit (a single number)

Example of IP Base Number : I-000000229-7.

History[edit]

In October 2001, the IPI database replaced the CAE numbers.[4]

Relation with ISWC-numbers[edit]

IPI codes are connected with International Standard Musical Work Codes (ISWC). For example, one of the songs called Ernie, which has an ISWC number of T-010.171.314-7, has just one interested party, that of Benny Hill whose IPI number is 00014107338. This IPI number can then be used to find all other works by him.

Roles[edit]

In relation to ISWC each party has at least one role. Roles can be:[5]

  • A: Author, Writer, Lyricist
  • AD: Adaptor
  • AM: Administrator
  • AR: Arranger
  • C: Composer
  • CA: Composer/Author
  • E: Original Publisher
  • ES: Substitute Publisher
  • PA: Publisher Income Participant
  • PR: Associated Performer
  • SA: Sub-Author
  • SE: Sub-Publisher
  • SR: Sub-Arranger
  • TR: Translator

The standards describe the person who adapts music as an arranger, and the person who adapts the text of a musical work to be an adapter.[6]

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