The main objective of the International Performers Database (IPD) is to identify individual performers in audio recordings and audio-visual works. The authority to identify each performer comes from the legal mandate the performer has assigned to their collective management organizations (CMOs). The end result is that each performer in IPD will have a unique International Performer Number (IPN). The IPN will be used in data exchanges between CMOs, simplifying and improving the matching algorithms and the proper identification of the rights holder, as well as in other databases and information systems linked to IPD. The IPD is available for CMOs administering performers’ rights in the audio or audio-visual field.