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« Back to FAQs What is an IPI/CAE number?

The IPI/CAE number is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders. This is a separate number from the BMI account number.

IPI stands for: Interested Parties Information

CAE stands for: Composer, Author and Publisher

BMI writers may learn IPI/CAE number belonging to them or their co-writers by viewing their online works catalog and clicking through to the detail on an individual work.

IPI/CAE numbers are also available in Songview.

Please note: This is not your BMI account number.

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