The General Management team of the SGAE and its workforce of over 400 inside and outside Spain apply a collective management model characterized by transparency, efficiency and internationalization to ensure copyright is effective in the new digital global setting.
Under this model, every time one of the works created by our members is used for commercial purposes, its author receives a remuneration. To this end, at the SGAE we issue non-exclusive licences to users of dramatic, audio-visual and musical works, receive from them the remuneration established for their commercial exploitation and distribute these amounts among the authors and publishers, deducting solely and exclusively the costs incurred by this management activity.
As a result, the SGAE's clients are the people using our repertoires: leading technology companies, television channels and radio stations; cinemas, theatres, halls; nightclubs and other leisure venues, restaurants, cafeterias, etc.
In order to determine the amount corresponding to each member, it is necessary to resort to complex computer systems such as data analysis tools that access the listings submitted by our clients and reflecting the works used (television, film, shows, concerts, music sales) or else surveys (at hundreds of radio stations, discotheques and similar establishments).