We are Argentine Authors and Composers of all genres and styles that, in defense of the Rights that produce our works, we have nucleated in this Institution, founded by the wise initiative of predecessor colleagues more than half a century ago. Since then we have grown trying to perfect our work, adapting our Statutes, in order to collect and distribute equitably the economic production of all forms of use of the Argentine and foreign musical repertoire represented by our Society. The collective management of the rights of music authors and composers is based on the premise that it is not possible for the holders of rights to manage them individually, and today it is a reality recognized worldwide. The Argentine Society of Authors and Composers of Music is among the top fifteen societies in the world, by collection, and is the first in Latin America.
Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more.