What is an IPI number?
Think of an IPI number similarly to your social or tax identification number – a unique number identifying a specific person or entity.
The IPI, alternatively known as a CAE number, is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to identify each “rights holder.”
Rightsholders are assigned IPI numbers when they signup and successfully affiliate with a Performing Rights Organization (“PRO”).
Do I have an IPI number?
Each songwriter and each publisher is assigned a unique IPI number after successfully affiliating with a PRO.
After signing up and confirming your affiliation, you are immediately assigned a unique member account number. After affiliation, your PRO will populate an IPI number for you.
The IPI number is not the same as the member account number.
Do I need an IPI number?
You need to be a member of a PRO, and your songs need to be assigned to your unique IPI number in order for performance royalties to flow to you via your PRO.
How do I find my IPI number?
To find your IPI number, you need to search the public repertory on your PRO’s website.