The artist, performer or executor is understood as he/she who represents, sings, acts, recites or executes, in any way, intellectual property rights/ literary and artistic works whether protected or public. The performing artists or executors protected by NUOVOIMAIE by law are actors, singers, dubbers, musicians, conductors and chorus orchestra leaders, who have a either a leading, primary or a supporting, secondary role in the music or audiovisual work.

The selection criteria to establish which artists are rightholders and which ones are legally entitled to receive remunerations managed by NUOVOIMAIE are described in the Distribution Rules.