International Copyright Enterprise Services AB (ICE) signs a 5-year contract with STIM

Having successfully received copyright services from ICE since 2010, the Swedish music copyright collection society STIM has extended their business relationship with the Swedish based company ICE and signed a long term contract for the delivery of music copyright.

ICE is very pleased to announce that STIM has extended their business relationship with ICE and has signed a long-term contract for copyright services. This 5-year contract will strengthen and professionalise the relationship between the two companies and it also confirms ICE’s position as an independent company delivering world-class copyright services.


This is an important step towards the continued goal of simplifying both national and pan-European music rights licensing and processing. Outsourcing copyright services to ICE supports the international business strategy that STIM has mapped out, it ensures efficiency for our authors and publishers, and it will contribute to STIM having a leading role among collection societies in the future.

STIM acting CEO Helena Woodcock

STIM is a strong player in the music industry. Managing customer data and securing accurate distributions is a matter of trust and I am very pleased that we can continue our partnership and long term commitment with STIM to help them achieve their goals.

Carsten Drachmann, CEO of ICE

About Stim

STIM is a Sweden-based rights organization for musical works. The organization was founded in 1923 and operates on a non-profit basis. STIM is owned by 71 000 affiliated composers, lyricists and music publishers, an increase of 40 percent since 2005. STIM owns six daughter companies and one subsidiary company. The organization’s cultural activities include grants, scholarships and prizes to songwriters, lyricists and composers, as well as funding of programs for contemporary art music.


Karin Jihde, Communications Director, STIM
+46 (0) 70 732 18 88

About ICE

International Copyright Enterprise Services AB (ICE) is a limited company based in Stockholm, Sweden, delivering Professional Services and Managed Services to the Music Industry within back office management and administration of musical rights. The company was founded in 2007 as a joint venture between STIM and PRS for Music.


Helena Leek CEO assistant, ICE Services AB
+46 (0) 8 704 68 37 / +46 (0) 72 707 44 70

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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