Concerts, musical recitals, dances...
Choose license Do I need a licence to organise this type of activity?
If copyrighted works are used for the organization of this kind of activity, then you need to obtain permission from the corresponding copyright holders. We are conscious it is impossible to obtain permission from all the individual authors, but you needn’t worry; to be able to use any musical or audio-visual work which is part of the repertoire of SGAE, whether it is Spanish or from abroad, you will need our licence to make use of such repertoire.

 

Examples of fees

​USE OF MUSIC REPERTOIRE FOR OCCASIONAL DANCES, WITH LIVE OR RECORDED MUSIC


PUBLIC CHARGED ADMISSION OR CONDITIONED BY PRIOR REQUIREMENTS

7% of box office takings, for each dance organised

If the dance is organised without ticket counterfoils or without counting the tickets sold, or without specific control of the number of participants, the applicable fee will be the result of multiplying the highest entry price to the event by the capacity of the venue. Failing that, the capacity of the venue will be determined as the result of multiplying 75% of the gross surface area of the venue in square meters by two.


PUBLIC ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE AND NOT CONDITIONED BY ANY PRIOR REQUIREMENTS

The copyright fee will be calculated by applying the percentage corresponding to the mode of use in question to the expense budget necessary for the celebration of the dance.


For reasons of space the information shown in this table is an extract or summary of the relevant fees. For information about the full fees and all the details of their application, use the following link. ​​

What does this licence include?

  • Music

    ​Use of the musical repertoire through any medium (radio, TV, CD, the Internet, juke box, live performances, ...)​

¿Quieres obtener tu licencia?

Solicita aquí tu licencia y un representante de SGAE se pondrá en contacto contigo para la formalización del contrato


FAQ's

  • Who gets the money you collect?

    ​It is distributed among the authors or registered holders (direct members and members of foreign entities) in accordance with the works used and how they are used, in the light of the direct documentation furnished and on the basis of statistics or surveys.


  • Why does the SGAE manage public communication rights?

    ​The mission of the SGAE is to manage the rights of its members in any form of Public Communication. In other words, “any and all act whereby a number of persons are able to have access to the work without the prior distribution of copies to each of them”.

    What use is the SGAE for users of musical, theatrical and audio-visual works?

    The SGAE facilitates the prior authorization users need to be able to make use of the works of authors, so that they do not have to approach each individual author separately, something impracticable without the benefits of collective management.


  • What use is the SGAE for users of musical, theatrical and audio-visual works?

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¿Quieres obtener tu licencia?

Solicita aquí tu licencia y un representante de SGAE se pondrá en contacto contigo para la formalización del contrato