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THE ADVANTAGES OF AEPI MEMBERSHIP
The cooperation of an intellectual property creator with AEPI secures, by means of systematic control of the use of his work, the effective protection of his intellectual property as well as the collection of his intellectual property fees. 

In particular, AEPI:
  • Represents nearly the whole Greek repertoire, in other words more than 13.970 creators of musical works/intellectual property owners (composers, poets, publishers and sub-publishers of musical works, heirs, rights owners).This number includes foreign creators/intellectual property owners who have signed direct membership agreements with AEPI.
  • Represents in Greece all the foreign repertoire, via representation agreements with 125 corresponding organisations in 191 countries (more than 2.200.000 foreign composers, authors, publishers).
  • Having been founded in 1930, AEPI has the experience and know how of more than seven decades in the field of intellectual property.
  • It is a member and collaborates closely with two international confederations of Intellectual Property Protection Organisations BIEM and CISAC on intellectual property.
  • It has concluded contracts with all phonograph companies-members of IFPI.
  • It collects fees from more than 45.000 sources, which use the represented musical repertoire across the country.
  • It informs its members on all developments in the field of intellectual property ownership and provides active support dealing effectively with any issue relating to the protection of their works.
  • It distributes with complete transparency the intellectual property fees due to each member. 
  • It fights against music piracy in cooperation with all the responsible institutions.
  • It supports activities that seek to promote musical culture and its creators.
  • It registers and maintains the history of Greek recordings through the operation of Greek Music Archive.

 

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