A new music body representing an alliance of German music authors' associations has launched.

A.D.A.M (Allianz Deutscher Autoren der Musik) combines the associations of the German composers, lyricists and arrangers and will represent the interests and lobby politicians on behalf of more than 2,900 combined members.

The board of the new association consists of the chairmen of the associations: Jörg Evers (Composers' Association), Frank Dostal (Lyricists' Association), John Groves (Composers' Club) and Wieland Reissmann (Association of the Arrangers).