International Federation of Musicians

International Federation of Musicians (FIM)

Key Personnel

  • President: John Smith
  • General Secretary: Benoit Machuel
  • President Emeritus: John Morton


The International Federation of Musicians is an organisation comprising musicians’ unions, guilds and professional associations.


They are interested in representing rightsholders and protecting musicians’ economic, social and artistic interests.


They work closely with WIPO, the International Labour Office and UNESCO. This influence makes them an important opponent. The FIM are allied with international and national organisations which represent workers in the media industry, such as IFPI and the MPA. They also work with collecting societies who are responsible for administering performers’ rights

Further Information

FIM Website