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  1. Associations

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    The Ecad is administered by seven associations of music, which have key role in its operation.

    know better each association:

  2. What is Copyright?

    What is Copyright?

    The term Copyright comprises the prerogatives conferred by law to the natural or legal person that creates the intellectual work,

     in order to enable the author to enjoy the economic and moral rights resulting from the use of their creations. Copyright is regulated by Copyright Law No.  9610/98 and protects the relationships between creators and those who use their artistic, literary or scientific creations, such as texts, books, paintings, sculptures, music, photographs, and so on. Copyrights are classified, for legal purposes, in moral and economic rights.

  3. Our location

    Our location

    Besides the headquarters, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro

    The Ecad has 32 own units installed in the main capitals of Brazil, plus dozens of autonomous agencies accredited. Find Ecad representative nearest you!

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  4. Becoming a member

    Becoming a member

    The owner of copyrights has to register in order to collect performance rights.

    He should therefore join one of the associations engaged in music collection management. These associations will provide you with additional information on requirements for the payment of copyrights, as well as on the documentation necessary to become a member. Check out!

  5. Technology


    ​In recent decades, technology has been responsible for great changes in the world, and also in the music market,

    both in relation to technical aspects of the recording, transmission and execution processes, and in the way music is marketed. Technological impacts may also be felt in the work of Ecad, and this helped to the improvement of the activities of the Office as well as the achievement of successive records in terms of collection and distribution of royalties stemming  from the public performance of music.. learn more!

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