The founding members of the alliance are the leading associations from
France (CSFI), Italy (DISMAMUSICA), Spain (COMÚSICA) and
Germany (SOMM - Society Of Music Merchants e. V.)
French Musical Instrument Organisation (La Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale, CSFI) was founded in 1890 in Paris. It gathers companies and craftsmen who make, distribute and export musical instruments and their accessories. The CSFI also welcomes resellers and instrument makers associations (violin, guitar, piano). Its main objectives are the protection of its members and of the musical instrument making as a whole and the development of the instrumental practice for everybody.
National Association of Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of Musical Instruments. It has national scope and was created in the year 1978. Gathers groups of companies dedicated to trade musical instruments in all its facets, from manufacturing to retail, as well as trade in sheet music, books and musical methodology. The fundamental functions of COMÚSICA are developed in two areas, on the one hand promoting musical practice in Spain and secondly supporting the development of the management of its members.
Dismamusica, the Italian Association of the musical instrument and musical publishing industry, was founded in 1982. It represents the entire sector, gathering producers, importers, distributors, dealers, craftsmen and publishers. The Association aims at strengthening the industry and giving voice to its requirements towards Institutions and political bodies. Moreover Dismamusica is active in cultural, social and educational activities in order to promote and develop musical practice.
SOCIETY OF MUSIC MERCHANTS e. V.
SOMM is the leading association of the musical instrument- and musical equipment industry and represents the interests of around 60 enterprises involved in production, sales, trade and media from the musical instrument industry, which represent around two thirds of the German musical instrument market. The association stands up nationally and Europe-wide for the cultural and economic interests of the musical instrument and musical equipment industry, with the aim of strengthening the competitiveness of the industry in all market areas, helping to shape the political and legal framework in accordance with the requirements of the industry, defining market standards and providing services for members, providing contemporary musical training and intensifying active music-making and musical competence in the society.