« 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 the BMI repertoire song search.
Please note: This is not your BMI account number.