despre upfr

are we?

The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania – Neighbouring Rights Association is the first non-profit professional association established by the music producers in 1996 with the scope to protect and promote the professional, cultural and moral interests of its members based on the mandate awarded for managing their related rights and participating at the anti-piracy activity.

The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania was approved to operate as a collecting society based on the O.R.D.A – CEO decision nr.5/1997, that was published in Romanian’s Official Gazette, part I no. 121/23.03.1998.

As of 2005, UPFR is the sole collector for the levy (compensating remuneration) afferent to the private copying of works reproduced after sound or audiovisual recordings.

How are we functioning?

Regulation of Organization and Functioning

National ISRC Agency

As of 2006, UPFR is exclusively accredited for Romania, as a National ISRC Agency, according to the ISO 3901:2001 system.

UPFR guarantees and manages the data base of the music catalogues declared by the recording companies, by implementing the ISRC coding system.

Afiiliated member of IFPI

UPFR is an afiiliated member of IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry).

Certify ISO 3901: 2001

As of September 2012, UPFR is ISO 9001 accredited by SRAC – member IQNet.

Personal data operator

UPFR is registered as a Personal Data Operator under number 28876.

Bilateral agreements with similar foreign MLC

UPFR has so far concluded five bilateral agreements with similar MLCs abroad and is in the process of concluding bilateral agreements with other MLCs, members of IFPI.

Mahasz (Hungary)

Bilateral agreement no. 12301/28.10.2010

Prophon (Bulgary)

Bilateral agreement no. 5687/14.03.2011

GVL (Germany)

Bilateral agreement no. 17672/16.09.2014

ZPAV (Poland)

Bilateral agreement no. 22045/10.10.2016


Bilateral agreement no.7945/03.05.2018

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Bilateral agreements with other MLCs in Romania
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What we

The Union’s main activity is the collective management of patrimonial rights resulting from the exploitation of phonograms, based on and within the limits of the mandate granted by the holders of these rights or on the basis of contracts concluded with their representatives in the country or abroad, under the law and UPFR statute.

We collect remuneations

UPFR ensures the transparency of the information regarding the amounts collected from the remunerations by communicating the data in the Annual Report

We distribute the collected funds

UPFR distributes the amounts collected to the rights holders, based on the distribution criteria