The Spanish Competition Authority fines music industry collecting societies for discriminatory pricing (AGEDI, AIE)

On 9 December 2008, the Spanish Competition Authority adopted a decision fining the two Spanish collecting societies in the music industry, AGEDI (representing music producers) and AIE (representing artists), for discriminatory pricing in breach of Article 82 EC and the equivalent provision of Spanish law. SOGECABLE, a media holding which operates, inter alia,various private TV channels, complained that the fees charged by AGEDI and AIE for the use of their repertoires were discriminatory as compared with those charged to

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Practising Law Institute (New York)

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Tim Kasten, Sean Gerlich, The Spanish Competition Authority fines music industry collecting societies for discriminatory pricing (AGEDI, AIE), 9 December 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2008, Art. N° 44431

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