The Israel Music Institute (IMI) is the first publicly owned publishing house in Israel. It is a non-profit organization supported by the Israel Ministry of Education and Culture. The institute was established in 1961 by the Public Committee for Arts and Culture with the aim to publish and promote serious Israeli music by all means possible. Since its establishment, IMI has acquired the rights to more than 2500 compositions by some 200 Israeli composers. The IMI catalogue contains a great variety of articles and music: orchestral, choral, chamber and educational, and lists a number of musicological works. Both on its own label and in cooperation with several other non-profit musical institutions in Israel, IMI is active in producing CDs of Israeli art music which are the best promotional tool for its purpose of hearing Israeli composers' works in the performance hall and broadcasting of works at home and abroad.