Championing the value of music and intellectual property rights of music creators have been our core mission for more than 50 years. The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP) is a non-stock non-profit association of composers, lyricists and music publishers established in 1965 to primarily help music users get the necessary permission to use copyrighted local and foreign songs, and help music creators get royalties for the use of their songs. It is a member of the Paris-based International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), the umbrella organization for 232 creator rights management organizations worldwide.

FILSCAP has been duly accredited by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines to operate as a Collective Management Organization (CMO) for music creators and copyright owners, and to primarily license the public playing, broadcast and streaming of the songs of its members, and the members of its affiliate foreign societies. Currently, FILSCAP’s repertoire covers over 20 million copyrighted local and foreign songs.


Beyond our role as a collecting society…

We are music advocates! Our love for music goes beyond our functional role as a CMO. We conduct events that promote public awareness and respect for music copyright and events that promote local music creation and development. These activities help our member songwriters enhance their songwriting skills, widen their connections within the music community, and be equipped with experiences that may help them advance with their careers in the music industry.

For more information about our events, read our articles below.

FILSCAP celebrates Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino with Lecture Series

In celebration of Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP) will hold its 8th Annual Master Lecture Series, which features renowned Filipino songwriters who share their tips, songwriting process, and stories behind their compositions that have become part of our ever-growing collection of original Filipino songs. Proclamation 933, issued on Dec 19, 2014, declares the last week of July as “Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino” to promote awareness and appreciation of homegrown music and advance Filipino art and culture as well as contribute to our country’s economy by providing employment and a viable revenue stream from the creative sector.

FILSCAP Statement Regarding The Use Of Copyrighted Songs In The Election Campaign

FILSCAP would like to remind those who are engaged in election campaign that the public playing of copyrighted songs (whether live or recorded) during campaign rallies or sorties requires a license from the copyright owner as provided under Sec. 177.6 of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, as amended (“IP Code”).

FILSCAP Fellowship Party 2019: Our last event for the year!

As our family keeps on growing, we thank each and every one of you for continuously entrusting us to serve you. We hope that this special night brought you memories to keep and friendships to look forward to. We’ll see you again in 2020!

Thank you, Licensees!

As our way of showing our gratitude to our licensees, we hold an annual Thanksgiving Party every December which was always a fun and relaxing night where they can unwind after a busy day at work with great food and drinks, great music, and great conversations!  

FILSCAP Campus Caravan: Gloc 9 goes to Olivarez College Paranaque

Olivarez College was one of our biggest FILSCAP Campus Caravans! Thank you SSG and students for joining us and making this event successful and thank you Gloc-9 for inspiring us with your story as a songwriter and for teaching the value of perseverance.

FILSCAP Songwriters’ Night XIV features Visayan songwriters

Visayan music is so beautiful and full of emotion! Thank you to all the songwriters who shared their music with us.

FILSCAP Campus Caravan: Aia De Leon goes to USPF Cebu

We miss Cebu already! Last November 16, we visited the University of Southern Philippines Foundation with composer lecturer Aia De Leon and guest lecturer Davey Langit.

FILSCAP Songwriters’ Night XIII: So many outstanding songwriters to watch out for

We’ve heard a total of 86 original compositions last October 16 at Upperhouse BGC and we were so amazed. Thank you to all the songwriters who shared their songwriting talents and stories with us. 

FILSCAP Campus Caravan: Davey Langit goes to Mint College

FILSCAP Campus Caravan goes to Mint College! Fresh from Himig Handog’s 2019 awarding, first runner-up prize winner Davey Langit shared his story and tips on songwriting to the MINT students last October 14, 2019.

FILSCAP Master Camp: The first major songwriting collaboration in the Philippines!

The FILSCAP Master Camp 2019 was just a vision two years ago and it has become one of the successful pilot events of the society.

FILSCAP Songwriting Camp Y4 with a new creative songwriting twist

Yearly, we conduct a songwriting camp for our members to allow them to develop and enhance their songwriting skills with guidance and assistance from mentors and arrangers.
Last August 21 – 23, we launched our 4th annual Songwriting Camp at Hacienda Isabela, Indang Cavite.

FILSCAP Songwriters’ Night SELECT Year 2 Celebration

We would like to thank everyone who joined our celebration for #LinggoNgMusikangPilipino. Thank you for making the #FILSCAPSongwritersNightSelect a success! ?

FILSCAP Songwriters’ Night SELECT: Year 2

In celebration of Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino, FILSCAP proudly presents Songwriters’ Night SELECT: Year 2

FILSCAP Campus Caravan: Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Letranites surely had fun with our composer lecturer is Jazz Nicolas – the drummer, composer, and vocalist of Itchyworms and 2016 PHILPOP grand prize winner. ?

FILSCAP Masters’ Lecture Series (Year 5)

Last June 22, we had our annual Masters’ Lecture Series and it was a blast – not just for our attendees but also for our master lecturers.


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