Sociedad General de Autores y Editores

  1. SAYCO, Colombian Performance Rights Organization, Reels After Concert Scandal

    November 21, 2011 5:00 PM EST The fate of SAYCO, Colombia's Society of Authors and Composers, is in flux following a series of critical reports that led last week to the resignation of its manager, Jairo Enrique Ruge. Likewise, the Ministry of the Interior also announced ...

  2. Eduardo 'Teddy' Bautista, President of Spain's SGAE, Resigns After Financial Investigation

    July 12, 2011 7:44 PM EDT Eduardo "Teddy" Bautista, the president of Spain's powerful Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE), has resigned less than two weeks after the organization's offices were raided by national police who were investigating for misa ...

  3. Spain's SGAE Offices Raided, Executives Detained In Financial Investigation

    July 02, 2011 6:03 PM EDT In a stunning piece of news that's dominated the front pages of Spanish newspapers, the offices of the country's powerful Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) have been raided by national police who are investigating the organization fo ...

  4. Spanish Authorities Demand Digital Levy Refund

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Catalan regional government and several other local administrations in Spain have demanded collecting society SGAE return taxes paid since 1987 on purchased devices that can be used to record protected cultural content. The European Union' ...

  5. European Collection Societies Welcome Anti-Piracy Ruling

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European collection societies have welcomed a European Court of Justice ruling that upholds the principle of an anti-piracy "digital copying tax" on consumer media and equipment used for reproduction, as applied in Spain and most other E ...

  6. SGAE's Copying Levy Income Outstrips Record Sales

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During a miserable year for Spanish sales, for the first time ever Spanish authors body SGAE collected more money from a home-copying levy on consumer electronics/blank media than it did in mechanical royalties from records. The collecting society ...

  7. Berklee Honor For Paco De Lucia

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia will be invested doctor honoris causa of music May 8 by the Berklee School of Music in Boston, U.S.A. The event will take place at the University of Boston's Agganis Arena ...

  8. Spanish Biz Urges Reform Of Cultural Export Bodies

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first ever report on Spanish public cultural action abroad shows two things: Spain appears to be far behind neighboring countries such as France in this institutional support, and there is a "need for internal coordination to improve the ...

  9. @MIDEM: Spain's SGAE Unveils 360 Project

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spain's authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE has presented its new integral project for the music, cinema and theater sectors called SGAE 360, during the MIDEM trade fair. SGAE says its SGAE 360 project covers all the st ...

  10. Spanish Biz Appeals To Govt On Piracy Plan

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's cultural sector has published an open letter to prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, asking him not to change his mind on the so-called anti-downloads law which is part of broader legislation still being drawn up. A full sessi ...

  11. Spanish Confusion Over EU Warning On Internet Access

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's telecommunications industry is perplexed by public comments from the European commissioner for the society of information, Viviane Reding, who warned that Spain faced conflict with the European Union over its plans to approve disconne ...

  12. Spanish Digital Effort To Tackle Piracy Unveiled

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's battle against digital piracy has scored a double victory at the third International Forum of Digital Content (Ficod) in Madrid, a three-day event organized by Red.es that ends tomorrow (Nov. 19) and which is expected to attract over ...

  13. SABAM Joins Warner/Chappell's Pan-European Initiative

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers SABAM has joined Warner/Chappell's Pan-European Digital Licensing (PEDL) initiative. The society will now be authorised to offer pan-European digital licenses in Warner/Chappell ...

  14. EC Secures Digital Licensing Agreement

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's (EC) Online Roundtable on Music has resulted in a joint statement between the EC and music publishers, collecting societies and digital retailers pledging to improve online music opportunities for European consumers. ...

  15. 200 Spanish File-Sharing Sites Identified

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The names of 200 Web sites that offer links to illegal downloads in Spain are to be given to the Spanish industry ministry as the first major move in the fight against online music piracy, it was announced in Madrid today (Oct. 19) at the presenta ...

  16. Spain's SGAE To Offer 7 Berklee Scholarships

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE is to issue seven scholarships to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as it prepares to open the first permanent Berklee center outside the U.S., in Valencia, on Spain's south-ea ...

  17. Spain Embraces European Day Of Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish music industry celebrated the European Day of Music with unprecedented enthusiasm and participation, with lines of fans forming at 9am for concerts beginning at noon and lasting until midnight in four cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Valenc ...

  18. SGAE Signs With eMusic

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music subscription service eMusic has boosted the amount of Latin and Spanish-language music it can play in the European territories where it operates, thanks to an accord announced by Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE ...

  19. SGAE Relents Over Charity Gig Bill

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE has again got itself into hot water over its zealous enforcement of its public performance licensing system. This time it has promised to repay in the form of a "voluntary donation" the €5,629 ($7,564) it ...

  20. Spanish Man Behind P2P Site Jailed

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Spanish court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to six months in jail for operating an illegal file-sharing Web site. The verdict coincides with the April 7 appointment of new Spanish culture minister Ángeles Gónzalez-Sinde, who has voiced her str ...

  21. SGAE Scholars Heading To Berklee

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Berklee College of Music and Spanish collecting society SGAE are strengthening relations with a February 23-26 selection of SGAE scholarship winners. The successful Spanish candidates will study for three years at the world's leading modern m ...

  22. Spain's Premios De La Música Nominations Unveiled

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nena Daconte, Amaral, Vetusta Morla and Russian Red have won three nominations each for Spain's 13th Premios de la Música awards, announced simultaneously in offices of the Spanish authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE in ...

  23. SGAE Licenses Repertoire To Nokia

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE has signed a pan-European licensing agreement with mobile vendor Nokia for its all-you-can-eat service Comes With Music. SGAE will make available the work of its 93,000 author and publisher members, as well as its e ...

  24. Sony/ATV Launches Pan-Euro Latin & Spanish License

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has partnered with Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE on a pan-European digital and online license. It will cover the rights to Spanish and Latin repertoire owned, controlled or administered by Sony/A ...

  25. SGAE Gets ARTeria Pumping

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has opened its second cultural center outside Spain as part of its ARTeria project to promote and foment music and other cultural activities. ARTeria is a division of SGAE's promotion arm ...

  26. SGAE Joins Warner/Chappell Pan-Euro Digital Licence

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has signed an accord with Warner/Chappell Music to distribute its English-language catalog via continental Europe on Internet and mobile suppliers. Warner/Chappell Music has issued SGAE with t ...

  27. Spain Ignites 'Digital Canon'

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish consumers will from July 1 pay a special anti-piracy tax on all new gadgets capable of recording, copying or storing sound and images. The tax, known as the "digital canon", arrives 18 months after its scheduled date following so ...

  28. Authors’ Pain In Spain Eases

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors body SGAE is claiming that publishers' reliance on physical product sales is a thing of the past after revealing a 10% rise in rights collections to €344 million ($534 million) during 2007. Speaking at the 91,000-member collec ...

  29. SGAE, Hoodiny Forge Digital Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE has reached a digital distribution deal with Hoodiny Entertainment Group, the U.S.-based full-service technology and content production company. SGAE has licensed for Spain the repertoire of ...

  30. Spain Declared European Kings Of Illegal Downloading

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spain is the European leader in illegal music downloads, a new report claims. Spanish computer users illegally downloaded more than 1.2 billion tracks in 2007, according to authors' and publishers' society SGAE. The figures, published We ...

  31. Spain's Songwriters Strike It Rich In France

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST France has displaced the United States as the international territory generating most rights for Spanish songwriters, says Madrid-based national authors' body SGAE. According to figures released simultaneously in Madrid and at the MIDEM trade ...

  32. Peermusic, MCPS-PRS, SGAE Forge Euro Alliance

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading independent music publisher Peermusic today used the platform of Midem to unveil a pan-European online and mobile licensing accord with Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance and Spanish society SGAE. Through the agreement, SGAE will represent P ...

  33. Spanish Parliament OKs 'Digital Canon'

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Spanish music industry received a belated $46 million Christmas present on Thursday when Parliament approved a new digital tax in its last full session before the general elections on March 9. The so-called "digital canon" will apply ...

  34. Spanish Net Associations Blast SGAE

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's two biggest Internet users' associations have accused authors' and publishers' society SGAE of embezzlement, misappropriation of funds and fraudulent use of public subsidies. The charges are made in a 14-page denunciati ...

  35. Spanish Biz Sets Sights On China

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE and the industry and trade ministry are planning to join forces in an attempt to raise the profile of Spanish music repertoire in China. Fundación Autor, SGAE's promotional arm, and the ...

  36. Sacem Posts Collections Decline

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of 755.9 million euros ($1.02 billion) in the financial year ending Dec. 31, 2006, a decrease of 0.2% on 2005. "This is the first time since 1992 that collected revenue decreases fr ...

  37. Spain's Premios De La Música On The Move

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's main music award ceremony, the Premios de la Música, will this year be held outside Madrid for the first time in its 11-year history. The March 29 gala will be staged at the Gran Teatro in the southern city of Córdoba following two we ...

  38. SGAE's Int'l Rights Rise In 2006

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The United States, France and Italy contributed the most international authors rights to the 86,000 members of Spain's collecting society SGAE in 2006, the group's international department revealed Sunday (Jan. 21) at the Midem trade fai ...

  39. SACEM, SGAE Form Venture For Pan-Euro Licensing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French and Spanish authors' rights societies are forming a joint venture to offer pan-European publishing licenses to digital and mobile services. SACEM president/CEO Bernard Miyet and SGAE chairman Eduardo Bautista announced their plans toda ...

  40. European Hotels Told To Check In On Royalties

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST European hotels must pay royalties for the music and television programs they offer in their rooms, according to a ruling Thursday (Dec. 7) by the European Union's Court of Justice. The Luxembourg-based court -- the highest in the EU -- uphel ...

  41. SGAE: Spanish CD, DVD Market Down In 2005

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The value of Spain's videogame market in 2005 almost matched the combined value of the market for CDs and DVDs, the Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE said today (June 21) when it presented The value of Spain's video ...

  42. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Data exchange hailed as 'significant step.' CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. As reported yesterday , the DDE ...

  43. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  44. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  45. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  46. Spain's SGAE Publishes Latino Heavy Metal Guide

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of authors' and publishers' society SGAE, has published what it boasts is the world's first latino heavy metal dictionary. Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of ...

  47. Spain Bars Declare Rights Peace With SGAE

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Years of legal wrangling between Spanish collecting society SGAE and the country's 300,000 bars and restaurants over the payment of public communication (performance) rights for use of televisions and MADRID -- Years of legal wrangling betwee ...

  48. Spain Bars Declare Rights Peace With SGAE

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Streamlined payment system in the works. Years of legal wrangling between Spanish collecting society SGAE and the country's 300,000 bars and restaurants over the payment of public communication rights for use of televisions and radios in publ ...

  49. Spain Bars Declare Rights Peace With SGAE

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Years of legal wrangling between Spanish collecting society SGAE and the country's 300,000 bars and restaurants over the payment of public communication rights for use of televisions and radios in pub Years of legal wrangling between Spanish ...

  50. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

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