AEPO-ARTIS is a non-profit making organisation that represents 36 European performers’ collective management organisations from 26 different countries. The number of performers represented by the 36 member organisations of AEPO-ARTIS can be estimated at between 400,000 and 500,000.

What we do

The main objectives of AEPO-ARTIS are to develop, strengthen and protect performers' rights as well as to highlight the contribution that performers make to Europe’s rich and diverse cultural sector. In addition, AEPO-ARTIS seeks to stress the benefits and importance of the collective administration of performers’ rights. Further aims include facilitating collaboration between European performers’ organisations and continuing to develop cooperation on European and international agreements, with a special interest in clauses relating to performers’ rights and collecting practices.

AEPO-ARTIS works, both directly and via its members, on items of national legislation as well as on the content of European directives and international legal instruments in the field of intellectual property rights.

Having been granted observer status at both WIPO and the inter-governmental committee of the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations (Rome Convention), AEPO-ARTIS takes part in all important WIPO meetings with intellectual property rights relevance.