Everyone involved with music software has a vested interest in preserving it as a viable, sustainable business. If you are a software manufacturer you need revenue to keep on making and marketing your software. If you are a distributor or a reseller, your software inventory represents a significant investment. If you are an end user, you want your investment to survive the test of time and adapt to changes in technology. At IMSTA our goal is to reduce piracy by educating the public about the great value of software. Software has changed the music production landscape and deserves to be protected. We believe that through constant education over a period of many years, we can spawn a world where peers frown upon software theft and deem it socially unacceptable. By joining IMSTA you do your part to help stem the tide of runaway software theft.

"We can make a difference. If we didn't believe this, we wouldn't be doing this"

We are in this for the long haul and need your help to make an impact in this very serious problem. The price of failure is the certain erosion and eventual disappearance of software innovation, choice and selection, as piracy continues to drive talent out of our industry and software companies into bankruptcy. We love music software and believe it deserves to be saved.