Welcome to the Collecting Societies Handbook, your online guide to collective licensing around the world, jointly presented by Baker & McKenzie and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

This website contains information on:

  • Courts and other specialized bodies relevant to copyright licensing and dispute resolution;
  • Rights covered by key audio- and audio-visual collecting societies or collective management organizations (CMOs) and the types of licenses they offer;
  • License rates, where available; and
  • Contact details of CMOs and, in select jurisdictions, legal practitioners in the field of copyright.

For more information on Collecting Societies, please contact Baker & McKenzie and/or WIPO.


  • Copyright Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Inc. (COSCAP)

South Africa