How to become a member – Music

The Music Division protects the Authors’ and Publishers’ rights related to the performance, reproduction, disclosure, communication and recording of the Musical Works.

By registering and declaring their works, Members and Principals will have the right to receive income for the use both from Italy and the rest of the world -  according to specific agreements established with other Authors’ Societies.

Composers and Music Writers, Authors and Literary Written Work Adaptors, Publishers and Sub-publishers are protected.

The following documents are required to become a member:

1. Membership application - as of January 1, 2015 creators under 31 years of age can join SIAE for free;

2. Registration of at least one musical work – work registration is free of charge;

3. Payments receipt, if any;

4. Consent for personal data processing;

5. Bank account details;

6. A copy of your ID;

7. A copy of your social security number. 

The following documents are required to become a member:

1. Company name prior approval in order to avoid confusion with other publishing companies already registered at SIAE, or at other Society of Authors;

2. Membership application (once the company name has been approved) duly signed, together with consent for personal data processing and payments receipt (if any);

3. Registration of at least 10 musical works as original publisher (works registered to become a member); for each work the registration form “Modello 112”, score, lyrics (if any) and the publishing agreement are required;

4. Membership registration is free of charge in the following cases:

- If the company has been incorporated for less than two years and the works registered to become a member are created by SIAE members under 31 years old;

- if it is an individual firm whose owner is under 31 years old and the works registered to become a member are created by SIAE members under 31 years old.

For more details and conditions, please contact the Customer Care Service.

5. If the firm is incorporated as a company, the following documents will also be required:

- Certificate of incorporation and Statute (in original or certified copy);

- Self-certification, signed by the legal representative, attesting the enrollment in the Register of Companies and the possession of tax number and VAT registration number.

If it is an individual firm:

Self-certification, signed by the legal representative, attesting the enrollment in the Register of Companies, the possession of tax number and VAT registration number and the execution of publishing activities in the musical business.

6. Self-certification, signed by the legal representative, attesting birth and citizenship. If the legal representative is a foreign citizen, outside the European Union, the self-scertification may be substituted by a signed declaration certified by a notary (if in Italy), or countersigned by the Italian Consulate (when abroad).

7. Bank account details.

If you are an heir please contact the Membership Department.

SIAE licenses may be subject to limitations arising from the exercise of the powers recognized by art. 6, paragraph 9 and article. 30 of the SIAE Statute by a member.

For futher details, please contact the Customer Care Service.