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Benefits of UPFR members

For the recording companies and licensees that carry out their activity on Romania’s territory, UPFR is the collecting society where you should declare your catalogue. Declaring the catalogue  represents an element that works in your benefit.

You can register your catalogue at UPFR regardless if you are a member or not of the Union of Phonograms Producers in Romania.

  • Distribution of the collected amounts from optional managed sources such as phonograms reproduction for public performance with background use, phononograms published with a commercial scope;

  • The right to vote in The General Meeting – you can contribute to decision making process about UPFR strategies, distribution criteria;

  • Free registration in ISRC database;

  • Representing interests abroad by collecting related rights from foreign collecting societies;

  • Complex detailed reporting and archiving of distribution reports (we create for each member a Dropbox kind archive for all distribution reports);

  • Including in our notifications system to update the repertoire – periodically we warn you to update your repertoire;

  • A helpful and dedicated member service team, available 10 am – 4 pm every working day.

  • Periodical information (such as any legislative amendment of interest to producers, etc);

  • Sending warnings whenever another producer declares a track that belongs to you as being his;

  • Notifications, whenever TV or radio stations broadcast unidentified songs;

  • Representing the interests and counseling according to the UPFR purpose of activity;

  • Representation and defense of rights by PR activities and by fight against piracy (due to mutual agreement between UPFR and AIMR);

I want to become a member

You may apply for membership and become an UPFR member if you are a legal person or a freelancer and:

  • Make proof that you are the right holder of related rights over the phonograms that appear in the playlists of radios and TVs, for at least one year before submitting the request to join UPFR, between two General Meetings of the Members;

  • Declare to UPFR, using requested forms (more info);

  • Grant to UPFR the mandate to manage your rights, within the statutory limits and the Regulations in force, for the rights foreseen by point 3.2 in the Statute (read The Statut);

  • Make proof through an official certificate that the applicant (legal person or freelancer) is registered at the Trade Register Office and that the applicant (legal person or freelancer) is in activity.

Steps for
joining UPFR

  • Submit your request to join UPFR and compile the document file

  • Fill out the following documents:

    The Membership Request (download)
    The Mandate Agreement for phonograms (download)

  • Prepare the membership files that shall include

    You can submit your repertoire in the format indicated and according to the methodology, online, via e-mail at anamaria.purice@upfr.ro or you can upload it HERE.

    Phonogram repertoire declaration form (download)
    Videogram repertoire declaration form (download)

    Rules for completing the repertoire of phonograms / videograms

    Proof of payment of the fee for joining UPFR as new member, amounting to 3,000 lei.

    Documents:
    The repertoire delivery-receipt protocol (download)
    The Affidavit (download)

  • UPFR checks the files submitted

    If the file is incomplete or improperly compiled, we shall inform you with regard to the missing documents within 7 days from the submission.

  • File analysis

    The Board of Directors shall make a decision for each applicant for membership. If Board of Directors Assembly decides that the applicant for membership cannot become a member of UPFR, then this decision shall be motivated, and on request, the process may be resumed.

  • The adherence approval

    The adherence is followed by signing of the membership agreement and its registration at UPFR..

    You have now become a UPFR member!

    An original copy of the membership agreement shall be kept by UPFR for an undetermined period

  • You will receive a copy of your membership contract

    UPFR maintains records of correspondence with you as a member.

    The membership fee is worth 900 lei / year , according to the GMS Decision no. 4875 / 26.04.2022.