Union of Audio Video Producers
Związek Producentów Audio Video (ZPAV), in English: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry, is the organization that represents the interests of the music industry in Poland, and a member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (for its acronym in English: IFPI). It was founded in 1991 and authorized by the Polish Ministry of Culture to act as a rights management organization in the field of videos and music. ZPAV publishes the Polish Music Charts and awards the Fryderyk Prize.
Związek Producentów Audio Video was officially founded on July 11, 1991, following the IFPI recognition given in June of that year. In February 1995 ZPAV was authorized by the Polish Ministry of Culture to act as a rights management organization in the field of videos and music. Following this, in December of that year, it began with the right to collect a portion of the 3% blank tax from the media, on behalf of the producers. It also marked the start of the music awards for ZPAV, with gold and platinum disc certifications awarded since February 1995, while the Fryderyk Award was presented for the first time the following month of that year.
In 1996, the ZPAV began to sign agreements on commissions for the broadcast of sound recordings, with Telewizja Polska and major commercial radio stations signing in 1997 and with Polskie Radio in 1999, in addition to other agreements with commercial venues on music, for 2002.
In 1998, together with the Foundation for the Protection of Audiovisual Works (Polish: Fundacja Ochrony Twórczości Audiowizualnej, FOTA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), ZPAV launched the Anti-Piracy Coalition. In 2000, ZPAV published the first official map in Poland record, OLiS and it starts when an agreement with Nielsen Music Control in 2006.
ZPAV publishes two official album charts, Olis, a weekly chart based on retail sales data, and Top 100, a monthly chart based on data received from the companies [record companies]. It also publishes the Nielsen Company's Polish Airplay Chart.
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