FILSCAP

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FILSCAPFilipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (Philippines)
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FILSCAP is the collective management organization accredited by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO-PHL) to license the public playing of copyrighted music.
Then there are the 24 associate members, who are composers admitted years ago but whose songs are not being played in public and/or in digital platforms, said FILSCAP marketing manager Althea Mateo.
During the 2016 election period, Filscap tried to forge an agreement with the Commission on Elections, for politicians to be reminded to seek permission from composers in using their songs for campaign jingles.
FILSCAP, a collective management organization accredited by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to license the public playing of copyrighted music, issued this statement amid the recent public call of rock musician and composer Raymund Marasigan for politicians to ask permission from composers to use their songs in their campaign jingles.
He added: 'Salamat din sa Filscap, sa pagbibigay ng importansya at suporta sa mga musikerot/musikera.
Eventually, the 43-year-old music artist realized that there must be other things he could do for Filscap, aside from collecting royalties for songwriters, enforcing intellectual property rights, and serving as a bridge between copyright-holders and prospective music users.
Blanco, the former lead vocalist and chief songwriter of pop-rock band Rivermaya, had been a member of Filscap since 1996, before being elected president last June.
Only about one in 10 songs played on radio, in malls and retail stores, restaurants, hotels and bars is original Filipino music, according to data from the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Filscap).
"But despite that, if you go to Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP), a collecting agency, they will probably report to you that between 65 to 70 percent of the royalties are remitted abroad instead of to the local artists, because we are very open to the world.
9, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Filscap) is seeking to forge an agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to remind candidates to respect copyrighted music.
He wants to fight for them and he is referring to Filscap (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).
What many people want to know is what organizations like the OPM, AMP and FILSCAP do with the money we pay them.