AGEDI Activities

Main activity

AGEDI’s main activity is the collective management of intellectual property rights granted to music producers, for the use or exploitation that a large range of companies make of thousands of phonograms and music videos, both national and international.

AGEDI received authorisation to manage the following intellectual property rights:

  • The public communication of phonograms and music videos
  • The reproduction of phonograms and music videos for their public communication
  • The private copying fair compensation of phonograms and music videos


Territorial scope refers to Spain, except for simulcasting, webcasting and podcasting, that reaches all countries signatories of reciprocal agreements.

AGEDI brings together the producers of phonograms and music videos, which constitute the subjective scope of its management:

  • The producer of phonograms and/or music videos, in the sense of the IP Law that, besides, commercialises them.
  • The editor of phonograms and/or music videos (that holds the reproduction and distribution rights upon assignment of the producer).


According to the Letters of Association, besides the collective management of certain rights of phonograms and music videos producers, its purposes are the following:

  • The professional representation of its members.
  • The defence and promotion of phonogram producers rights.
  • The collaboration with private and public entities and authorities in activities aimed at the implementation or amendment of IP law.
  • To enter into representation agreements with national and international bodies for the management and collection of such rights.
  • To carry out promotional activities for the benefit of authors and artists, and welfare activities for the benefit of its members.
  • The exercise of legal actions in defence of the phonograms’ producers and the claim of damages in their favour.
  • The dissemination and promotion of music.

Besides, AGEDI manages the rights of its members abroad by means of reciprocal agreements signed with collecting societies in different countries, when members wish AGEDI to carry out such management.

Other activities


RitmoGestión RitmoGestión is a project aimed at the industry’s SMEs that means the implementation of Electronic Business Solutions for the management of the repertoire, rights and music production.

Its general purpose is to improve productivity and competition of members through the introduction of information and communications technologies into their business processes. Besides, it plays a key role in order to simplify the sending of information on members’ repertoire both for including it into BDR and for facilitating the preparation of Sales and Streaming Charts.

Repertoire Database (BDR)

One of the most relevant activities deployed by AGEDI during the last years for the benefit of managed rights’ owners is related to the implementation of significant changes in the distribution systems, so that the focus of such distribution systems is each one of the tracks which rights belong to member companies.

La incorporación de los metadatos de las canciones que componen el repertorio de los productores musicales de AGEDI, tanto fonográfico como audiovisual, está prácticamente al día, por lo que, desde hace años, es utilizado como el registro de canciones sobre el cual se asigna la titularidad de cada grabación a una determinada compañía en la distribución de los derechos gestionados

To that purpose, the Repertoire Database (BDR) has been developed, as well as the web environment and the communication protocols with different involved or interested parties, from the collecting society to members, users and other countries’ collecting societies. The ingest of metadata of tracks from AGEDI music producers’ repertoire, both phonograms and music videos, is essentially updated, so BDR has been used for years now as the tracks register for allocation of rights to the relevant owner for the distribution of managed rights.

Regarding this project, it is to be highlighted the participation of AGEDI together with a reduced number of other companies and industry associations in the definition and development of international standards for the data exchange in the digital environment, DDEX (Digital Data Exchange,, international body from which AGEDI is partner.

Sales and radio Charts

AGEDI compiles, together with PROMUSICAE, sales of albums, singles, vinyls and radio charts, in collaboration with independent companies such as Gfk and BMAT.

Weekly charts are available online at PROMUSICAE and El Portal de Música.

Last Yearly Charts are available here:

Weekly Charts

Fraud Prevention

The significant incidence of piracy and other infringements and crimes linked to the music industry are subject of investigation and monitoring by the Department of Security, Investigation and Fraud Prevention. This Department has specialised human and technical resources to fight against this kind of intellectual property rights infringements, and coordinates with different State Enforcement Agencies and the Tax Agency, also giving support to judicial bodies (Courts and Public Prosecutor’s Office) in all those relevant civil and criminal proceedings.

Within the efforts carried out in this area, digital piracy undoubtedly focusses the attention of the Department. To this purpose, and taking advantage of the good relation and collaboration with IFPI, shared tools and strategies are used that allow to face the problem of Internet and new technologies piracy. These works mainly focus on:

  • Collaboration in security matters with record companies.
  • Control and monitoring of national and international pre-releases.
  • Information and reports for record companies.
  • Programming search automation systems, update of applications and tools.
  • Information on common targets, disabling of illegal offer, blocking payment means, etc.
  • Collaboration with other IFPI national groups, especially in Latin America.
  • Identification and investigation of webs with illegal offer of content and social networks.
  • Identification and investigation of uploaders.
  • Obtaining electronic evidences and preparing files and complaint in civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Selection of targets, preparing electronic evidences to file complaints before the Intellectual Property Commission (Ministry of Culture) in application of Law on Sustainable Economy (Sinde-Wert Law).
  • Collaboration with OCR (AGEDI-AIE) in matter of verification of the online legal offer regarding business models linked to public communication under collective licences.
  • Preparing databases with targets and results.
  • Presenting results to member companies.

Besides the above, the Department supports other AGEDI areas regarding investigation and control of different modalities of collective exploitation of music, in particular when used in entertainment premises, catering and any other sectors that need AGEDI’s licence; and as well by checking the source and license of reproduction for public communication, necessary to perform the activity. It is to be highlighted the narrow collaboration of the Department with local police agencies in all those measures of control and inspection deriving from the enforcement of regulations in matter of intellectual property in that kind of businesses, not only by providing information on possible infringers but also with specialised training regarding intellectual property rights and the typology of infringements related to public communication, which have experienced a significant rise with the use of new technologies.

Being aware of the importance of training in the field of intellectual property rights, AGEDI has among its main purposes a training activity in the matter. During the last years, numerous training sessions have been offered along the national territory, with the attendance of thousands of members of enforcement agencies, the Tax Agency and members of the Judiciary.

In some cases, there is also the support of universities, national and regional police , Guardia Civil and Local police organisations. To that purpose, AGEDI has signed different MoUs with some of the referred organisations and institutions.

aguA stands for AGEDI’s Unified Management Application in Spanish and is a comprenhensive, modular and innovative project, covering all areas of the association related to documentation, the distribution of rights and the relationship with members. Its main goals are to guarantee traceability and deepen on the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of all processes, doing it with a sustainable and paper-free management; and to facilitate the internationalisation of the Spanish music. Ultimately, the implementation of modules such as aguA Miembros, aguA BI, aguA Global or aguA Reparto means the transformation and modernisation of all the society’s processes in benefit not only of Spanish producers but also of artists and authors.


Activity financed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture

With European Union funds