The SGAE comprises authors of audio-visual, dramatic, choreographic and musical works. It currently has over 110,000 members: film directors, scriptwriters, composers in all musical genres, playwrights, librettists, choreographers, mime artists, etc. There are also members who are musical publishers and the successors in law of the rights held by a deceased author. In addition, the SGAE administers the rights in Spain of the members of foreign societies with which it has signed representation agreements.
It is not necessary to be resident in Spain or to have Spanish nationality to be a member of the SGAE.