Can You Imagine a World Without Music?

ACUM protects the rights of the creators of that music and ensures that they are remunerated wherever and whenever their music works are used.

Can You Imaginea World Without Music?

ACUM is a non-profit corporation administering the rights assigned to it by its members: authors, composers, lyricists, poets, arrangers and music publishers.

By its reciprocal representation agreements ACUM also administers these rights- fully or partly on behalf of hundreds of thousands members of 98 affiliated Societies from all over the world.

ACUM is a non-profit corporation that administers the copyrights of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel.

ACUM was established in 1936 by a small group of leading authors and composers, and now has over 10,000 members.

ACUM is a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and of the International Bureau of Societies administering Mechanical Rights (BIEM), both recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Through reciprocal agreements with similar collecting societies around the world International Sister Societies, ACUM manages a rich world music repertoire of millions of local and international protected music works from all genres whether instrumental or vocal.

ACUM’s main function is to manage and license collectively on behalf of its members and international affiliates, the performing and reproduction rights under the Israeli Copyright Law. In this capacity, ACUM licenses and collects fees from the users of copyright music either if played or performed in discotheques, restaurants, and any other public places, broadcast on radio, television or reproduced on discs, videos or any other forms of recordings. In accordance with its internal statutes ACUM then distributes the royalties collected (distribution) to its members and international affiliates.