Below a list of great online resources used by our editing staff on a regular basis. Non-English resources are marked by their language code.
For hard copy resources please check out our listing of quality reference books.


The majority of these sources are Performance rights organisations.

ABRAMUSAssociação Brasileira de Música e Artes (pt)- Login and passwordBrazil
ACUMSociety of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in IsraelIsrael
APRAAustralasian Performing Right AssociationAustralia
ASCAPAmerican Society of Composers, Authors and PublishersUSA
AustroMechanaThe Austrian copyright societyAustria
BMIBroadcast Music IncorporatedUSA
BUMA/STEMRADutch music copyright catalogue (nl)Netherlands
CACarlin AmericaUSA
CMRRACanadian Musical Reproduction Rights AgencyCanada
EnkelklareringCopyright clearing societyNorway
GEMAGesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (de/en)Germany
HFAHarry Fox AgencyUSA
Have a SyncMusic licensing: Film, TV series, commercials, documentaries, trailers, cartoons, showreels
IMSLPCatalogs of Copyright EntriesUSA
ISWCInternational Standard Musical Work CodeWorldwide
JASRACJapanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (jp)Japan
KOMCAKorea Music Copyright AssociationSouth Korea
MPLMcCartney ProductionsWorld
MusikverketA state run song catalogue of vintage local releasesSweden
OSAOchranný svaz autorský pro práva k dílům hudebním, o.s. (cs/en)Czech Republic
SABAMSociété Belge des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs/Belgische Vereniging van Auteurs, Componisten en Uitgevers (nl/fr/en)Belgium
SACEMSociété des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (fr/en)France
SACMSociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico (es)Mexico
SADAICSociedad argentina de autores y compositores de musica (es)Argentina
SAZASZdruženje skladateljev in avtorjev za zaščito avtorske pravice Slovenije (sl)Slovenia
SESACSociety of European Stage Authors & ComposersUSA
SGAESociedad General de Autores y Editores (es)SpainWhen looking for an adaptation in Spanish, search for the title of the root work.
SIAESocietà italiana degli autori ed editori (en)Italy
SMDBThe 'Royal' Swedish media database and audio-visual library (Swedish)Sweden
SODRACSociety for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Canada Inc.Canada
SOCANthe Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of CanadaCanada
Suomen ÄänitearkistoThe Finnish Institute of Recorded Sounds; Instructions AanitearkistoFinland
SUISASuisse AuteursSwitzerland
UMPGUniversal Music Publishing GroupWorld
WCWarner ChappellWorld
ZAiKSStowarzyszenie Autorów (pl)Poland
ZAMPZaštita autorskih muzičkih prava (hr)Croatia

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