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The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) exists to collect and distribute performance royalties on behalf of its members. If you are a songwriter, lyricist, composer, an arranger of public domain music or a music publisher who has original music publicly performed, you can join IMRO and avail of the many benefits of membership. Best of all, membership is free.

We have 81 collection agreements with other countries throughout the world. When your music is played in those countries, IMRO will facilitate payments for those royalties along with your Irish based collections.

IMRO is one of the most efficient performing rights organisations in the world in terms of the frequency of distributions it makes to its members and affiliated societies worldwide. With monthly distribution payments, IMRO is an industry leader in terms of speed of payments to its members.

A major incentive for music creators to choose IMRO over other PROs, is that IMRO does not apply any additional administration charges on overseas public performance royalty earnings. Most other performing right organisations apply additional administration charges on overseas public performance royalties before passing royalties on to their members.

When you join IMRO you are joining a network of hundreds of thousands of music creators and organisations who work with us to protect your rights and maintain the value of your music.

Our Membership Department will be happy to answer any of your questions so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • “Being a member of IMRO gives me a sense of belonging to a large musical community, something I value as composing is a solitary pursuit.”

    Ray Harman – Film | TV Composer
  • “IMRO is a must join organisation for any songwriter or composer who wants to pursue a career in music.”

    Declan O’Rourke – Singer | Songwriter
  • “IMRO has always been there for us and musicians around us and hopefully that work will continue as long as music is being made in Ireland.”

    Delorentos
  • “Even if your songs are not yet earning anything it is good to be part of an organisation which includes other Irish music creators.”

    John Spillane – Singer | Songwriter
  • “IMRO has been an invaluable support and help to me as a songwriter and performer.”

    Lisa Hannigan – Singer | Songwriter

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