The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
A CAE Number (or IPI number) is an international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders (e.g., songwriters and publishers). This is a separate number from your PRO account number.
IPI stands for: Interested Parties Information
CAE stands for: Composer, Author and Publisher
A CAE/IPI number will be generated for you approximately 1 week after you affiliate with your PRO as a writer. You may then learn what CAE/IPI number has been assigned to you by doing a repertoire search by your registered songwriter/composer name at your PRO. The number will appear next to your name.
Please note : This is NOT the same as your PRO account number.
**If you did not include your CAE/IPI number when you set up your Publishing Administration account, you will need to update your account so that your works can be properly registered. To update your account, when you receive your CAE/IPI number, please log on to your TuneCore Dashboard and click on PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION at the top and then select PUBLISHING DASHBOARD from the dropdown menu. On the bottom of the Publishing Dashboard page, you will see the CAE/IPI Number section. Please enter your unique CAE/IPI number in the space provided in that section and then click the button that reads ADD CAE/IPI NUMBER. This will update your account and we can make sure any registrations we submit for you include this identifying number.