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Israel Music Center

Israel Music Center

The Israel Music Center (IMC, or as is generally known in Hebrew - "Mali") is the Israel Composers' League members' publishing house. The ICL was initiated in 1994, by Ari Ben Shabetai – then the chairman of the Israel Composers' League, with the support of the League's management and council. Each council member submitted a composition of his to the new organisation, and ever since then the collection grew to the current number of 4010 registered compositions , composed by 136 Israeli composers. The IMC is unique among publishers of its kind, since it is run directly by the composers themselves, taking care of all compositions created in the country with no need of lectors committees whatsoever, and without even a slight preference of one work or one creator over another.

The IMC was formed as a result of an essential need of Israeli composers who felt that the already existing Israel Music Institute (IMI) did not support their professional needs in a satisfactory manner. The ICL publishes the works, promoting and striving to bring them to performance as much as possible. The IMC also takes care of securing the composers' right to get their share in rental fees of orchestral parts. Since the initiation of the IMC, every Israeli composition has a location – either with the IMC itself or at any other music publisher subject to the composer's preference.

During its first 12 years of operation the IMC was directed by the musicologist Dushan Michalek. Currently it is directed by the ICL chairman, with the help of its employees Efrat Carmush and Ronald Boersen.
The League is a non-profit organization, number - 580147239