AGICOA: How it works
Our main competitor is frustration. The all-too frequent reaction to administering secondary property rights across kaleidoscopic variations of language registrations, rules, formats, ownership and time periods is to give up. Revenues are uncollected and the returns on creative investment are much less than they should be.
We offer a simple alternative. Clients have one point of contact. The single registration of any audiovisual product eliminates the complications for rightsholders of registering country-by-country.
This form of representation is also efficient for retransmission operators. From their perspective, agreeing terms for a wide range of programming through a blanket license (a single, binding contract) is preferable to negotiating separate contracts with many different program makers.
Our monitoring system takes over global tracking responsibilities. We deal with the negotiation and collection of all retransmission rights and maintain detailed records of use, royalty allocation and payments that can be consulted by any client at any time.
The scope of these operations delivers multi-country economies of scale beyond the reach of national operations.
Registration at AGICOA is free. We finance our services through the deduction of a fee of below 10% of royalties collected. In other words, there is no client investment, only returns.