As a trade body, BPI champions the interests of its membership which includes more than 400 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies – Universal Music UK, Sony Music UK, and Warner Music UK. Together, BPI’s members account for 85% of all music sold in the United Kingdom.
BPI organises The annual BRIT Awards with Mastercard show, The Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Album of the Year’ and the Classic BRIT Awards show.
BPI co-owns The Official Charts in a joint venture with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). The Official Charts is responsible for the commissioning, distribution, marketing and promotion of the UK’s industry standard music and video charts and sales data.