The Professional Music Publishers’ Association (Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale-APEM) represents francophone music publishers in Canada. Its members total 830 catalogues featuring 400 000 musical works.
APEM deals with anything related to the music publisher’s rights and interests, as well as those of the songwriters they represent. It actively participates in music industry discussion tables, be it on a provincial, national or international level. Our Association also offers a training program about music publishing, organises panels and conferences. Every year, APEM awards the Prix Christopher-J.-Reed to an individual engaged in its professional community. We also created Evangeline, a song lyrics database that seeks to expand the outreach of Canadian songs on digital platforms, to offer legal source and to regroup the texts for archive purposes. APEM also launched the Music Use Guide, a free web portal to find ressources on the integration of music in any project.