“The producer of the audiovisual work is the physique or moral person who takes initiative and responsibility of work’s execution.” (French Intellectual property Code, article L.132-23)
The producer of audio formats is the person physique or moral, who has the initiative and responsibility of the first fixation of a sequence of a sound.
“Producer’s authorization is required before all copy, putting at disposition of the public by the sale, the exchange or the rental, or communication to the public of his audio formats”. (French Intellectual Property Code, article L.213-1).
“The signature of a contract established between a performer member and a producer for the realisation of an audiovisual work give the authorization to fix, to copy and to announce at public the performance of performer member.
This contract fix a specifically remuneration for every system of work’s exploitation” (French Intellectual Property Code, article L.212-4).