About PROMUSICAE

During the 1950s the right of association was not recognized by Spanish law, therefore this society was born as the Spanish Group of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, IFPI.

Under the Spanish Ley Reguladora del Derecho de Libertad Sindical de 1977 (Law on Freedom of Union Right of 1977), one year later the Spanish Group of IFPI established as a non profit association named Asociación Fonográfica Española (AFE- Spanish Phonographic Association).

With the emergence of music videos at the beginning of the 1980s and the need to defend this new form of music expression among the AFE’s activities, in 1982 the association was renamed as Asociación Fonográfica y Videográfica Española (AFYVE, Spain’s Phonographic and Videographic Association). In December 2004, Afyve’s members agreed in General Assembly to adopt the current name, PROMUSICAE. On the other hand, IFPI, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, was established in 1933 and is an Advisory Body of UNESCO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Commission and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

PROMUSICAE, Productores de Música de España, has 115 members representing more than 90 per cent of national and international activity of Spanish recorded music industry. PROMUSICAE’s membership includes all major labels as well as independent music companies, covering any music styles.

Mission

PROMUSICAE’s main goal is to represent and defend the interests of Spanish music producers before the Public Administration and other private sectors.

Our mission and commitment can be summarised as follows:

  • Disseminate Spanish music culture in national and international markets
  • Support music creation and local cultures.
  • Encourage new ways of distribution which can better suit the evolution of consumers’ habits so that new possibilities to access music can be offered.
  • Maintain the commitment of supporting current music distribution channels.
  • Set up and remain true to a transparency policy regarding the activities and evolution of the recording industry.
  • Establish private-public alliances regarding actions aimed at the protection and support of music creation.
  • Develop training and public awareness campaigns aiming at promoting social respect and value of music creation.
  • Contribute to the consolidation of the music industry as a core element of the economy and cultural development of our country.
  • Promote and support the protection of intellectual property rights from infringements.