Here you will find the answers to all the most frequent questions. If you can’t find the answer to your doubts here, feel free to contact us
I’m willing to pay but I don’t want to sign a contract. Why do I have to sign a contract?
What happens if I don’t sign?
I already pay for Canal Plus and the copyright is included
If I sign, what do I get in return?
I have a TV set but I never turn it on
I have a TV set but I never play any music
I only put on sports, bullfights and news programmes.
I have piped music and it’s already included.
Who gets the money you collect?
Do you distribute everything you collect?
If I buy original CDs, why do I have to pay
Why do I have to pay the SGAE and also the AGEDI-AIE?
I am already paying the SGAE
I don’t play Spanish music
With this licence, can I already use TV and music? Municipal regulations.
If I am already paying for the radio or the TV, why do I have to pay the SGAE?
What is the SGAE?
What copyright does the SGAE protect and manage?
Who are the members of the SGAE?
What does the SGAE do for its members?
How much does it cost to be a member of the SGAE?
What is the difference between the Intellectual Property Register and the SGAE?
What works and creators does the SGAE represent?
Can I consult the works and authors represented by the SGAE?
Who uses the SGAE’s repertoire?
How can the SGAE tell when a work by one of its members is being used anywhere in the world?
How are the copyright fees received shared out among SGAE members?
Are there any other copyright management bodies in Spain like the SGAE?
Are there any other organizations that belong to the SGAE?
Why does the SGAE manage foreign repertoires? How does it do it?
What is an SGAE licence? What do you mean by fees?
How is the management of the SGAE supervised?
Does the SGAE collect copyright fees in the case of charity concerts? What do they have to do to apply for exemption from payment of copyright?
What is a publishing agreement?
What is a co-publishing agreement?
What is a sub-publishing agreement?
What is a general representation agreement?
When do we pay you your copyright?
Do I have to register my work on the Intellectual Property Register or with the SGAE?
Are the copyright fees included in the payment collected by the performers?
What is a recording contract?
Does SGAE manage the copyright in works disseminated over the Internet?
One creator who produced a work with another person now has problems with the co-creator; can the use of the work be prevented?
If creators perform their own works or those of others in their group, do they assign the rights to the producer when they record it?
Can a creator prohibit a performer from using a particular work?
Is an arranger or adapter entitled to copyright?
Can adaptations and/or arrangements be made of a pre-existing work?
I am a member of the SGAE and my works are being used abroad. Do I have to register my works with all the management societies in the countries where they are being used to be able to collect my copyright fees?
In which countries of the world does the SGAE have representation agreements?
My works are being used abroad or I expect them to be used abroad. What should I do?
Why is it so important to notify the SGAE about the use of my works abroad?
My works have been used abroad, but are not included in my share-out. What should I do?
If I am a member of the SGAE but I don’t live in Spain, how can I collect the royalties on my works in Spain?
I have received an offer from abroad for the synchronization of one of my works. What should I do?
I have questions about the settlement of my royalties from abroad. What should I do?
How does the SGAE manage the rights generated by my works outside Spain?
Why does the SGAE manage public communication rights?
What use is the SGAE for users of musical, theatrical and audio-visual works?
What criteria are used to establish the fees?
What are Major Right works?
How is a dramatic work registered?
We are a professional theatre company, what do we have to do to put on a dramatic work?
What is meant by a company of amateurs?
Is copyright payable on a translation of a play?
If the theatrical version comes from multiple works, does it generate copyright?
What is the difference between adaptation and version?
Who pays copyright fees?
What is the fee for amateurs?
What is the authorization procedure for producing a translation / adaptation of a play, a musical drama or a choreographic work?
Why do I have to request authorization to use musical works en plays, musical dramas and/or choreographic works? What is the cost of this authorization? How much does it cost to use music?
Who has to be contacted to process an authorization?
What is the procedure?
What if the theatre company opens without having authorization?