Since its foundation, A.F.I. has always distinguished itself for the significant role it plays in protecting and nurturing Italian music.
AFI represents and defends the interests of independent phonograms producers’ small and medium enterprises, managing, collecting and distributing revenues derived from the rights of its Members and Clients, as per Italian Copyright Law (Law no. 633/1941) and/or international conventions. Since such rights can be hardly administered by the rightsholders on an individual basis, their management is usually conferred on collective management organizations under a mandate in Italy and abroad.
AFI is a collective management organization (CMO) – as defined by Italian Legislative Decree no. 35/2017 (which implemented Directive 2014/26/EU in Italy) – included on the AGCOM list of entities and organizations that qualify for operating in the sector