The International Federation of Musicians (FIM)
Founded in 1948, FIM is the international organisation for musicians’ unions, guilds and professional associations at global level. It is now counting about 65 members in 60 countries throughout the world.
As a nongovernmental organisation, FIM has a permanent relationship with major intergovernmental organisations such as UNESCO, the ILO, WIPO. It is recognised and consulted by the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Parliament, which enables it to participate in crucial negotiations on the protection of performers where it can make the voice of musicians heard.
FIM is a member of the International Music Council (IMC). It also collaborates with all national and international organisations representing workers in the media field. It has created the International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) with the International Federation of Actors (FIA) and UNI-Media and Entertainment International (UNI-MEI). IAEA is a member of the Council of Global Unions (CGU).
FIM works closely with collecting societies administering performers’ rights.
The Quebec Musicians Guild (GMMQ)
With about 3,300 members, the Quebec Musicians Guild (GMMQ) has a mission to promote the value of music as well as the vital contribution of professional musicians to society by representing and defending their artistic, social and financial interests.
Notably, the GMMQ sets minimum working conditions for musicians and acts collectively on behalf of its members when it considers that their interest is affected. To this end, the GMMQ works with organizations whose objectives are similar. It is also actively lobbying to promote music and musicians to local, national, and international government bodies and communities.
In addition, the GMMQ provides musicians with a range of services, such as legal services and preferential rates with several companies, including insurance companies.
The GMMQ is the local 406 of the AFM (American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada)