The Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) is a society established for the collective management of authorsŐ rights. SIAEŐs mission is that of guaranteeing authorsŐ and publishersŐ remuneration for their work. SIAEŐs activity concerns the whole sector of the cultural and show business industry. In this way, while protecting the rights of each single member, it promotes the right of the whole community of citizens and carries out a fundamental action for the market. It works a Ňone-stop-shopÓ for the show business and culture, since it issues licenses for the use of works to about 500,000 operators every year. In addition, a SIAE member is free for anyone under the age of 30.Ę
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.