Unión Peruana de Productores Fonográficos

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Unión Peruana de Productores Fonográficos
FormationJuly 19, 2001
TypeTechnical standards, licensing and royalties
Legal statusAssociation
PurposeTrade organization protecting music production companies' interests
HeadquartersSan Isidro District, Lima
LeaderDirector Francisco Samillán

The Unión Peruana de Productores Fonográficos (UNIMPRO) (English: Peruvian Union of Phonograph Producers) is a non-profit organization and industry trade group integrated by multinational and national record companies in Peru composed of various Peruvian corporations involved in the music industry.[1] It was founded in 2001[2] and it serves as the affiliate member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in the country[3] since 2012[4] and also serves as the national ISRC agency.[5][6] It is one of the three collective societies in Perú along with Asociación Peruana de Autores y Compositores (APDAYC) and Sociedad Nacional de Intérpretes y Ejecutantes de la Música (SONIEM).[7][8]


UNIMPRO is a collective management society that represents the cultural music industry in Perú and for this it has a technical, professional and highly specialized organization. It is constituted as a non-profit association, its members are natural or legal people and represent the intellectual property rights of the most important labels of national and international record companies and independent phonographic producers. It was founded on July 19, 2001, and its existence was published in the official gazette, El Peruano, on August 1, 2001.[9] They are the second Peruvian music organization certified with SGS[10] after Asociación Peruana de Autores y Compositores (APDAYC) which has been around since 1952.[11]

In 2010, UNIMPRO Francisco Samillán reported that in Perú there are more than 300 independent music producers and each one charges up to 20,000 nuevos soles per month for the reproduction of their recordings. That was a big difference from 2005 when the number of national independent producers didn't even pass ten.[12]

In May 2021, they worked with INDECOPI in blocking 17 illegal websites that allowed downloading of works under the form of stream-ripping and the transmission of sporting events via streaming after being notified by La Comisión de Derecho de Autor del Indecopi (CDA).[13]

Music charts[edit]

Airplay charts[edit]

UNIMPRO has calculated monthly a Top 20 Airplay charts for both radio and TV independently since their founding and in alliance with BMAT Music Innovation since 2014.[14]

The monthly charts are private and not open to the public without subscription, but some archives from as early as 2009 are found on their official website.[15] Other archives of the monthly charts can be found within their monthly newsletters[16] and on wayback machine.[17]

They also have published yearly airplay charts but only the ones from 2016 and 2017 is available to the public online.[18][19]

Digital charts[edit]

UNIMPRO also calculates the Digital Top 1000 chart but only five archives from 2021 are available online.[20][21]

Music recording certification[edit]

UNIMPRO is the organization awarding music recording certifications in Perú. Originally, only albums were certified, with certification levels of 5,000 for Gold album and 10,000 for Platinum.[22] By 2007 the levels were lowered to 3,000 and 6,000 respectively[23] which lasted at least until June 2013.[24]

Format Thresholds
Gold Platinum Notes
Album[22][23][24] 3,000 6,000 Since January 2007
5,000 10,000 Until December 2006

In the 2010 annual report by IFPI, it was reported that around 200,000 albums were sold in Peru, which was a 35.3% increase in unit sales from the previous year.[25] That was a big surprise mostly because earlier that same year it was reported that Perú was the second country in South America to lose the most money due to piracy only behind Brazil.[26] Still, overall this represents a decline of over 96% in sales volume from the year 2000, when over 5,000,000 CD's were sold in Peru through legitimate channels.[27]

One year later, the album Días Nuevos by Gian Marco was the first to be awarded a record 5× Platinum certification[28] and became the best-selling album of 2011 in Peru with 50,000 copies sold.[29]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UNIMPRO - Certificados y Licencias
  2. ^ UNIMPRO - Feliz 20 Anniversario
  3. ^ "Organizaciones de la region". ifpilatina. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Certificados y Licencias". www.unimpro.org. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  5. ^ "National Agency Contacts — Código internacional estandarizado de grabaciones". isrc.ifpi.org. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  6. ^ "ISRC". www.unimpro.org. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  7. ^ Indecopi: ¿cuánto debe pagar por la música que usa en su local comercial?
  8. ^ Coronavirus y la industria musical peruana: cuando las ganancias del streaming no bastan
  9. ^ Unimpro - ¿Quiénes somos?
  10. ^ UNIMPRO - Memoria 2011 page 44
  11. ^ APDAYC - ¿Quienes Somos?
  12. ^ En Perú existen más de 300 productores musicales independientes
  13. ^ ¡Golpe a la piratería digital! Indecopi bloquea 17 páginas web ilegales
  14. ^ UNIMPRO trabajará con BMAT, empresa de monitoreo
  15. ^ UNIMPRO - Ranking Radial
  16. ^ UNIMPRO - Boletines
  17. ^ TOP 20 Ranking Radial UNIMPRO
  18. ^ UNIMPRO - Top 100 temas más sonados del 2016
  19. ^ UNIMPRO - Top 100 temas más sonados del 2017
  20. ^ Digital Charts PERU (TOP 1000)
  21. ^ Digital Charts PERU (TOP 3000)
  22. ^ a b "The Recording Industry in Japan 2005" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 2005. p. 23.
  23. ^ a b "Certification Award Levels 2007" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-15.
  24. ^ a b "International Certification Award levels IFPI June 2013" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-28.
  25. ^ "RIAJ: Yearbook 2012, IFPI 2010 Report: 31. Global Sales of Recorded Music by Country in 2010 (Page 24)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  26. ^ La vida entre los piratas
  27. ^ Universidad San Martín de Porres Escuela Profesional de Turismo y Hotelería – Instituto de Investigacíon (2005). El impacto económico de la cultura en Perú. Universidad San Martín de Porres. p. 124. ISBN 9586981711.
  28. ^ Gianmarco ganó el quintuple disco de platino al vender 50 mil copias de su álbum "Días nuevos". Los Reyes Del Show. America TV. December 4, 2011. YouTube title: Gianmarco ganó el quintuple disco de platino al vender 50 mil copias de su álbum "Días nuevos" milestone/record mentioned at 0:39
  29. ^ "Días Nuevos de Gian Marco es el disco más vendido del año" (in Spanish). RPP Noticias. Retrieved December 20, 2013.

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