Who we are

We are a leading independent full-service (media) music publishing company. Our portfolio includes more than 100 composers, authors, artists, sub-publishers, music production companies, music agency, and record companies from various genres. As their ultimate partner in the music industry, we are known for our expertise in maximising global music rights, including neighbouring rights, master rights, and copyrights. Our mission is to creatively support our partners and optimize their music rights. Think of us as your dedicated business ally in the music industry 





Copyright Power International was established in 2000 by Edith Severs, whose career began at Buma/Stemra. She later served as a professional manager at Zomba Music Group, representing prominent acts like the Backstreet Boys, Iron Maiden, John Lee Hooker, and Britney Spears. Her role at Zomba was pivotal in developing global industry insights and connections. In the early years, we also developed the publishing catalog for Massive Music. Additionally, Edith has held key positions within the industry, including board chair of ‘Stichting Tune,’ vice-chair of the Dutch Music Publishers Association (NMUV), and member of the Supervisory Board of Buma/Stemra.


At Copyright Power International, we advocate for the rights of music in both the digital and traditional realms, ensuring fair compensation. Our custom software, Royalty Power, provides a comprehensive overview of our clients’ needs, continually evolving to enhance our services. This dedication to digital innovation, support for music rights, and personalised client interaction is why they trust Copyright Power International. We utilize automation to safeguard and promote the interests of music in today’s ever-changing landscape. 

Meet the team


“CopyrightPower is a publisher we have been working with for over 20 years. When we chose CPI in 2000, we already knew we needed an intermediary because Buma leaves a lot to be desired, and it yields money. This still proves to be the case. But we had no idea that CPI does so much more than just collect royalties. We can always go to them with questions about Sena, music clearance, collaborations with other parties, legal music issues, artist agreements, music promotion, etc. etc. The collaboration has become a partnership with which we are very satisfied. Competent and pleasant people to work with. They are not black and white in their approach and think along with you. A reliable party is a must in the music world to do business with a good feeling. That is also one of the reasons why we, without hesitation, share our music for their library, a great initiative.”

Maarit van Zalk


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