The Ministry of Culture closes the injunction against SGAE
Following readmission to CISAC in March, SGAE has completed the institutional renewal process which was launched in April 2020.

The Ministry of Culture has decided to close the injunction it had filed against the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) since 2018 for failing to comply with a series of legal requisites, which affected internal regulations and the correct functioning as a management entity.

The Ministry's decision to close the case is based on the complete adaptation of the entity to Spanish and European law.

With this achievement and the re-admission to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) last March, SGAE concludes the institutional renewal process initiated in April 2020, based on dialogue and the full cooperation with both entities.

Under these conditions, among other measures, the entity has implemented the reform of its statutes, it has made changes in the distribution systems such as the separation of groups, the introduction of electronic voting in elections, the extension of voting for all members or the transfer of executive power to the Technical Directorate.

"I would like to thank the Ministry's technical team, who have accompanied us in this institutional standardisation process as well as the hard work by of all the entity's technical staff in bringing the institution up to date, and the unity of the authors' community. They have made this change possible in little more than a year," said Antonio Onetti, President of SGAE.

“We have laid the basic foundations for a more plural and democratic SGAE, based on the common good. We must now advance in the digital and cultural transformation of the entity, with the aim of enhancing our efficiency in the management of our members' rights," Onetti added.