Become a member

We guarantee the protection of your work, help you share in the management of your rights through our online service for members, and we are committed to a fair and transparent share-out.

Before beginning

You can consult the different steps needed to become a member of the SGAE

Before beginning

You can consult the different steps needed to become a member of the SGAE

Sign up – As an author

 

To request registration as a MEMBER OF SGAE, at least one publicly broadcast work must be presented. To do so, it is essential that proof is sent to us of having presented this musical work for the first time (a concert flyer, a link to a video on the internet with the concert, record, or accredited radio or television broadcast...) and send it at the same time as admission to SGAE is requested.​

Applications are sent by e-mail to the nearest delegation or exceptionally by post.​

ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE WRITTEN BY HAND OR DIGITALLY CERTIFIED.

Before you can open, edit, and sign the documentation, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Download it or update it to its latest version​.

REGISTRATION OF THE AUTHOR: Download here​

It is a 34 page PDF that contains:

- The author's request for admission (fill in and sign on page 4) .
- 2 copies of the management contract (fill in the front pages and sign on page 8).
- Signature control form (sign).

DECLARATION OF WORK

- Creators of music
- Creators of audio-visual material
- Creator of stage arts
- Musical publisher

The registered work, together with their registration must include:

- Declaration of work (to be completed and signed by all holders). Important: The Registration of the Declaration of Work must be signed by all authors of the work whether they register or not. If there are other authors, the rights must be shared, and their signature must be included on this form in order to register the work.
- Audio file in any of the following formats: MP3, .AAC, .M4A, .MP2, .MP4, .Ogg, . - WAVE, .WMA, .MOV, .FLAC, .AIF, .AIFF or MPEG.

If the documentation is sent by post, the audio must be included on a CD. Please do not forget to indicate both the title and the name of the authors on the CD.

If you are already part of the cast of a registered work in SGAE, but you have not yet registered as a member, you do not have to present a new work, just give us the registry code for the work in which you already appear.

Once you have been confirmed as a member, you can continue registering your work via the internet by requesting your access codes from Online Members (Socios Enlinea).

MEMBER DOCUMENTS

Photocopy of ID card, Passport, Residence Permit or any other legal document that serves as proof of their date of birth, nationality and residency.

(If you belong to a different management entity abroad, and would like to join SGAE, you must first apply for either TOTAL or PARTIAL deregistration (according to territories) in order to join SGAE).

ENTRANCE FEE

Pay the registration fee (one payment of 15 euros) by bank transfer and send the receipt:

- Banco Santander : ES25 0049 1892 6124 1021 7509
- Amount: 15 euros
- Recipient: SGAE
- Concept: Registration as a member (including name and surname)

REMEMBER:

Applications are sent by e-mail to your nearest branch (signed with an electronic signature or scanned handwritten documents) or exceptionally the originals are sent by post to the e-mail / physical address of your nearest territorial headquarters. Please consult it here.

Become a member – As a publisher

Before you can open, edit, and sign the documentation, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Download it or update it to its latest version​.

REGISTRATION OF THE PUBLISHER MEMBER: Download here​​

It is a 35 page PDF that contains:

- The author's request for admission (fill in and sign on page 4) .
- 2 copies of the management contract (fill in the front pages and sign on page 8).
- Signature control form (sign).

When applying for admission as a PUBLISHER SGAE has 2 options: as an INDIVIDUAL or as a COMPANY (legal status).​

As an individual:

- Photocopy of registration in IAE, (Economic Activities Tax) in epigraph 476.9 of the current year.
- Photocopy of ID card or (NIE (foreigner's ID card) and passport).
- If you wish to use a trade name, please attach the confirmed Patent and Trademark Registration.

As a legal entity oR company:

- Photocopy of registration in IAE, (Economic Activities Tax) in epigraph 476.9 of the current year.
- Photocopy of the CIF (Tax ID) card.
- Photocopy of ID Card (or NIE (Foreigner's ID Card and Passport) of the publisher's representatives in SGAE (administrators and/or legal representatives).
- An authorised copy of the Deeds of the Constitution of the Company registered in the Commercial Registry, where the Company Statutes appear which include the activity of publishing (literal) musical works within its Corporate Aim.

If you are a foreign publisher, you can submit the equivalent to the documentation mentioned above. If you have any questions, please contact us.

In both cases the publication of a work must be submitted, which includes:

- Copy of the contract for the production of at least one piece of music.
- Registry of the work(s) where they are the publisher (see attached Musical Works Declaration). It must be signed and sealed by the publisher. If it is an individual, it must only be signed, without a stamp. Present a Work Declaration for each title that is included in that publishing contract.
- Musical work/s in audio file, in any of these formats (MP3, .AAC, .M4A, .MP2, .MP4, .Ogg, .WAVE, .WMA, .MOV, .FLAC, .AIF, .AIFF, .MPEG).

ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE WRITTEN BY HAND OR DIGITALLY CERTIFIED.

ENTRANCE FEE

Pay the registration fee (one payment of 15 euros) by bank transfer and send the receipt:

- Banco Santander : ES25 0049 1892 6124 1021 7509
- Amount: 15 euros
- Recipient: SGAE
- Concept: Registration as a member (including name and surname)

Send all these documents by post or scanned by mail, to the physical or electronic address of your nearest territorial headquarters. Please consult it here.

Become a member – As a successor

 

If you are the heir or successor of a member of the SGAE who has died, then you have to submit the following documentation to us to prove your status.

1. Death certificate.

2. Notarial deed accrediting the distribution and allocation of the estate, setting out the manner of the distribution of copyright, or else a private document signed by all of the heirs and successor stating the distribution and allocation of the copyright among them.

3. Tax receipt showing that the corresponding Estate Duty has been settled up..

4. Certificate from the Probate Register and a certified copy of the Last Will and Testament if the deceased member left a will. If no will was made or if a copy is not available, a formal declaration of heirs and successors made by a notary public will be required if these are first-degree relatives (father, mother, children, spouse), or else a certified copy of the Court Ruling declaring the heirs and successors, duly issued by the corresponding Court (normally the Court of First Instance corresponding to the last recorded address of the deceased), in the case of non-first-degree heirs.

5. Finally, after all of the above requirements have been complied with, each of the heirs or successors wishing to become a member of the SGAE must provide us with a passport-sized photograph, a photocopy of their respective ID cards or passports and they must complete and sign each of the forms provided below:

Before you can open, edit, and sign the documentation, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Download it or update it to its latest version​.

REMEMBER:

  • Send us both copies of the management contract so that we can send one of them back to you after you have been registered as a successor.
  • When there are multiple heirs it is important for everyone to designate one of the heir or successors as your joint representative vis-à-vis our entity in the field marked "Representative of the joint holders vis-à-vis the SGAE" on the application form.

* All of the above documentation can be delivered to the Territorial Office of the SGAE closest to you or, if you prefer, you can send it by mail to our Members Documentation Department at Calle Fernando VI, 4 in 28004 Madrid

Sign up – As an underage author

 

To request registration as a MEMBER OF SGAE, at least one publicly broadcast work must be presented. To do so, it is essential that proof is sent to us of having presented this musical work for the first time (a concert flyer, a link to a video on the internet with the concert, record, or accredited radio or television broadcast...) and send it at the same time as admission to SGAE is requested.​

Applications are sent by e-mail to the nearest delegation or exceptionally by post.​

ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE WRITTEN BY HAND OR DIGITALLY CERTIFIED.

Before you can open, edit, and sign the documentation, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Download it or update it to its latest version​.

REGISTRATION OF THE AUTHOR: Download here​

It is a 34 page PDF that contains:

- The author's request for admission (fill in and sign on page 4) + father/mother or guardian's signature.
- 2 copies of the management contract (fill in the front pages and sign on page 8) + father/mother or guardian's signature.
- Signature control form (sign) + father/mother or guardian's signature.

DECLARATION OF WORK

- Creators of music
- Creators of audio-visual material
- Creator of stage arts
- Musical publisher

The registered work, together with their registration must include:

- Declaration of work (to be completed and signed by all holders + father/mother or guardian's signature). Important: The Registration of the Declaration of Work must be signed by all authors of the work whether they register or not. If there are other authors, the rights must be shared, and their signature must be included on this form in order to register the work.
- Audio file in any of the following formats: MP3, .AAC, .M4A, .MP2, .MP4, .Ogg, . - WAVE, .WMA, .MOV, .FLAC, .AIF, .AIFF or MPEG.

If the documentation is sent by post, the audio must be included on a CD. Please do not forget to indicate both the title and the name of the authors on the CD.

If you are already part of the cast of a registered work in SGAE, but you have not yet registered as a member, you do not have to present a new work, just give us the registry code for the work in which you already appear.

Once you have been confirmed as a member, you can continue registering your work via the internet by requesting your access codes from Online Members (Socios Enlinea).

MEMBER DOCUMENTS

Photocopy of ID card + photocopy of father/mother or guardian's ID card, Passport, Residence Permit or any other legal document that serves as proof of their date of birth, nationality and residency.

Photocopy of Family Record Book (pages where the parents' data appears and the page where their child's data appears) or any document that is proof of guardianship.

Brief written consent for the child to become a member of SGAE, signed by the father/mother or guardian.

(If you belong to a different management entity abroad, and would like to join SGAE, you must first apply for either TOTAL or PARTIAL deregistration (according to territories) in order to join SGAE).

ENTRANCE FEE

Pay the registration fee (one payment of 15 euros) by bank transfer and send the receipt:

- Banco Santander : ES25 0049 1892 6124 1021 7509
- Amount: 15 euros
- Recipient: SGAE
- Concept: Registration as a member (including name and surname)

REMEMBER:

Applications are sent by e-mail to your nearest branch (signed with an electronic signature or scanned handwritten documents) or exceptionally the originals are sent by post to the e-mail / physical address of your nearest territorial headquarters. Please consult it here.

In this case administered

 

The regulation in this case of the new mere administered mandate contract is based on the provisions of article 156.6 in the Revised Text of the Intellectual Property Law (TRLPI).

In this case the mere administered contract is for copyright holders who do not want to be members of SGAE, but would like the entity to manage their rights. The contract will serve to define the area of management as well as the conditions for granting non-commercial licences by the copyright holder.

However, the rights and entitlements of signatories are more limited than those of members, and holders of these rights and entitlements are not eligible for benefits, programmes and grants for SGAE members​

In order to open, edit and sign the documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Download or update it to the latest version​.

Mandate for mere administered: Download here​

REMEMBER:

You may send the application by e-mail to the corresponding SGAE headquarters or office.You can use an electronic or manual signature (in which case, the scanned document must be included). If you send it by e-mail, you must attach the required documents. You can either send a single application by attaching a zip file or you can send successive applications, duly identified, until the documentation is complete. Because of security measures, applications that include external download links (WeTransfer or similar platforms) cannot be accepted.
You may exceptionally send the originals by post to the address of your nearest territorial headquarters. Consult it here.

  • Do you want to receive alerts and information about the activities and news of the SGAE Foundation? You will not be sent more than one e mail a week and you address will not be shared with any third parties.

Any doubts?

Consult the FAQ section about Membership or contcontact us

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