Membership Requirements


(Composers / Lyricists)


1. Proof of any of the following:

a. That an original musical composition of the applicant was recorded as part of a commercially-released music album (e.g., copy of the music album);

b. That an original composition of the applicant was recorded as part of a commercially-released movie or film that has been exhibited in any FILSCAP-licensed cinema or venue (e.g., copy of the movie or film with credits, or certification from the movie producer);

c. That an original composition of the applicant is being played publicly in any FILSCAP-licensed establishment or venue (e.g., video of recent performance and certification by the manager of the establishment);

d. That an original musical composition of the applicant is being played or broadcasted on any FILSCAP-licensed TV, cable or radio station (e.g., recording of the broadcast, or certification of use from the station); or

e. That an original composition of the applicant is available, or being made available, for downloading or streaming on a FILSCAP-licensed website, app or digital service. (In the case of YouTube and other FILSCAP-licensed digital services whose license fees are based on ad revenue, however, only musical compositions in videos with commercial ads will be considered.)

Note: Please contact us or refer to FILSCAP’s official website (www.filscap.com.ph) for the list of FILSCAP’s licensees.

2. Duly Accomplished and Signed Application Form

3. Photocopy of Valid Government-Issued ID

4. Duly Accomplished and Signed Declaration of Works (i.e., a listing of all the applicant’s original musical compositions)

Note: If the rights over a musical composition is currently assigned to a music publisher, the said musical composition may still be declared as part of the applicant’s repertoire in the Declaration of Works if the music publisher is a FILSCAP-member. Please contact us or refer to FILSCAP’s website (www.filscap.com.ph) for the list of FILSCAP publisher-members.

5. Duly signed Deed of Assignment (To be executed after the FILSCAP Board confirms the eligibility of the applicant to become a FILSCAP member.)

Note: The Deed of Assignment requires the applicant to assign his/her public performance and communication to the public rights (i.e., the right to authorize or license the public playing and communication to the public) over his/her musical compositions to FILSCAP. The assignment will be effective only for as long as the applicant is a member of FILSCAP. Accordingly, the assigned rights will revert back to the applicant if he/she ceases to be a member of FILSCAP.

6. Payment of P300 Application Fee

Note: The amount shall already cover the P150 annual membership fee for the year of admission.



Application For Membership (4)

Updating Forms (3)


Most downloaded files in this section

Deed of Assignment (Membership Requirements/Application For Membership)
Application Form (Membership Requirements/Application For Membership)
Deed of Assignment (Membership Requirements/For Publishers)
Information Sheet (Membership Requirements/Updating Forms)
Declaration of Works (Membership Requirements/Application For Membership)
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