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Music - Collecting /Managing Entities

ASCAP - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Sesac, Inc. performing rights organization, USA

SADAIC - Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música


SACM - Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Musica del Mexico

AGADU - Associación General de Autores del Uruguay

SACVEN - Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Venezuela

GEMA - The German Copyright Society

SGAE - Sociedad General de Autores y Editores de España

SACEM - Societé des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique, France

SISIAE - Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori

PRS - The Performing Right Society, Reino Unido

SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores

JASRAC - Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers

AMAR - Associação de Músicos, Arranjadores e Regentes

ANACIM - Associação Nacional de Autores, Compositores e Intérpretes de Música

SICAM - Sociedade Independente de

SOCIMPRO - Sociedade Brasileira de Administração e Proteção de Direitos Intelectuais

UBC - União Brasileira de Compositores

ADDAF Associação Defensora de Direitos Artísticos e Fonomecânicos


OMPI/WIPO – Organização Mundial da Propriedade Intelectual / World Intellectual Property Organization

CISAC – International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers

SCAPR – The Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights

FILAIE – Federación Iberolatinoamericana de Artistas Interpretes y Ejecutantes

IFPI – International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

CNCDA – Comitê Nacional de Cultura e Direitos Autorais

ECAD – Escritório Central de Arrecadação e Distribuição

Frequently asked questions

Which documents are needed for minors to participate in shows and spectacles?

A judicial order for the participation of minors in public events is required. While applying for the judicial order, the applicant should present the child or adolescent's identification documents, and give the basic characteristics of the event, such as date, place, schedule and description of the presentation.

Also the legal guardian, parents of the child or the adolescent must expressly authorize its participation in the event.

How to hire musical works for movie soundtracks?

The producer of the audiovisual work should, necessarily, observe two factors: the phonomechanical recording reproduction rights, and the musical or literary-musical work synchronization right.

This means that the producer should apply for two authorizations when licensing the music. One to the holder of the phonomechanical rights who should grant authorization for reproduction of such phonogram, and the other one to the author or holder of the copyrights who should be asked to grant the inclusion of the musical or literary-musical work in an audiovisual work.


How does licensing upon publication of biographies work?

Despite the natural curiosity that permeates the life of public persons, Brazilian legislation does not allow publication of a non-authorized biography. In Brazil, personality rights are protected by the legislation and, in case of non-authorized disclosure, breach or injury threat of name, image or biographic data, the biographe (or his/her heirs) may request the forbidding of the biography's disclosure or commercialization, without prejudice of the due reparation for moral or material damages.

The writer and/or publisher interested in publishing a biography should contact the person targeted, or his/her heirs), in order to get the needed authorization.