POLITICIANS are not spared from paying royalties, said the society of composers.

The society of composers in the country reminded politicians, who adapt their compositions for their political jingles, to seek permission from the composer and pay the necessary royalties.

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Lawyer Thursday Alciso, counsel for the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Filscap), said before the campaign season has started, they have already written some political parties to inform them about the rights of the composers.

Alciso said permissions must be made for the mechanical reproduction and public performance of original compositions of registered composers.

Alciso said there are parties that have already applied for a “blanket license,” which means the jingle can be used even by local candidates.