Records, videos, synchronizations and Private copy
Choose license Do I need a licence to publish a record?
Although the Law does not specify any definition for this right, synchronization or initial recording is understood to be the reproduction of a musical work inside an audio-visual or advertising work (spot, commercial). This right requires authorization by the registered holder (the author, publisher, successor if the author has died, etc.)
Do I need a general licence from the SGAE?
The synchronization or sync right is granted on a case by case basis and is not covered by any of the general licences the SGAE grants to television or radio companies.
Examples of fees

​I'm filming a short and want to include music, What should I do?
Contact us and provide us with the following information:

1.- Title or titles of the musical work(s).

2.- Author.

3.- Duration of the work(s) in the short.

4.- Title of the shot.

5.- Synopsis.​

6.- Indicate whether the work(s) is/are used as background music for a shot or in the opening or closing credits. If the work(s) are synced to a shot, describe it.

Using this information, we will process your application for authorization by contacting the legitimate registered holders of the respective musical work(s) and they will authorize its use in exchange for a "Synchronization Premium", i.e. a lump-sum amount that each registered holder requests for granting a licence in accordance with the circumstances of each case.

The registered holders of musical works are entitled to authorize the requested use or not at their sole discretion. ​

What does this licence include?

  • Synchronization or initial recording

    ​Whenever you want to include a musical work or a fragment in your audio-visual production: feature film, short, documentary, TV series, web page, video or as part of advertising campaigns for broadcasting on TV, RADIO or the INTERNET, you need the prior authorization of the registered holder..

    The procedure for requesting this authorization is very straightforward:

    • Complete the form
    • Send an e-mail to: criosalido@sgae.es indicating the musical work you want to use and a description of your production.

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