CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies.
With 230 member societies in 121 countries, CISAC represents more than 4 million creators from all geographic areas 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 protects the rights and promotes 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.
Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in France and regional offices in Africa, South America (Chile), Asia-Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary).
CISAC in Five Minutes
Want to know more about CISAC, its people and its mission? Watch this five minute video, including interviews with creators and society heads we have worked alongside in recent years.
Our President on the mission of CISAC
CISAC President Bjorn Ulvaeus outlined his vision for CISAC in a speech to the CISAC General Assembly on the occasion of his election May 2020. See excerpts from the speech here.
CISAC Director-General on the future of collective management of authors’ rights
CISAC DG Gadi Oron surveyed the state of the collective management sector in this keynote speech at the ALAI Conference in Vienna in September 2019.