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Membership Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

(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.

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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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