Escritório Central de Arrecadação e Distribuição (ECAD) is a private, civil organization established by Federal Law No. 5.988/73 and maintained by the current Brazilian Copyright Law No 9.610/98. Relying on its advanced technology, strong operational control and a trained staff, and administered by nine music associations, ECAD handles royalty collection and distribution resulting from the public use of domestic and international music. With headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, ECAD’s 840 employees also operate royalty collection units in each of Brazil’s 28 states. In addition, the entity extends its services through a network of 52 service-provider law offices and 99 autonomous agencies.
ECAD carries out its mission with a fully computerized and centralized data system that has 536,000 registered composers. The system has 3 million catalogued works and 1,194,000 phonograms, which account for all registered versions of each song published in Brazil. The organization generates and sends approximately 81,000 invoices monthly to charge royalties from its 443,000 registered members that use musical works publicly.
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