Founded in December 2003, APECAT is a nonprofit association representing the interests of producers and publishers of the Catalan record industry.
The mission of APECAT is to contribute to the consolidation and stability of the phonographic and videographic sector in Catalonia and, where possible, to encourage the use our partners´ catalogues, the presence of their productions in the media and the use of the Catalan language in music creation whenever possible.
APECAT represents approximately 90% of the Catalan music industry.
APECAT´s members are physical or legal entities, producers and/or music publishers of music and audiovisual content operating in Catalonia or other Catalan-speaking territories.
They represent the heart of the organization and, together, they give life to the general assembly.
General Assembly of all members.
Elected Board of Directors:
♦ Felix Buget (Blanco y Negro) – Chairman
♦ Oriol Orfila (Divucsa) – Vice President
♦ Marçal Lladó (Bankrobber) – Secretary
♦ Ester Roca (Tritó) – Treasurer
♦ Joan Carles Doval (Picap) – Vocal
♦ Salvador Cufí (Musica Global Discogràfica) – Vocal
♦ Jose Manuel Gonzalez (Metanetwork) – Vocal
♦ Potential members
♦ Local, national and European public institutions
♦ Other associations representing the music industry
♦ Private organizations linked to the musical and artistic activity in general (labels, audiovisual producers, advertising agencies, etc…)
♦ The media
♦ Music fans in general
Objectives and activities
♦ Consolidation of the corporate identity
♦ Dialogue with the administration
♦ Provide services to members
♦ Advice on funding and grants
♦ Transmission and disclosure of relevant information about the industry
♦ Open new windows to the affiliate labels´ catalogues
♦ Promote incentives for commercial activity
♦ Presence in national and international fairs
♦ Increase our members´ network of professional relations
♦ Organize training workshops, forums and seminars