PICAP SL was officially founded in the spring of 1984, which is when
we put out our first CDs, although the Picap label’s office was
actually opened in March of the previous year. The person behind all
of this was Joan-Carles Doval, a professional discographer on the
Catalan music scene who was highly motivated to launch his own
project. The initial idea was and continues to be that of providing
support to performers and creators from our country and working as
closely as possible with them, respecting their choice of language but
providing preferential support to creations in the Catalan language.
We also offer a high-quality Latin-American line of music, which we
started some time ago.
Picap has gained the recognition of various public institutions and
media, but above all, of society at large, namely, those of you who
have made this project possible by purchasing the albums we publish,
allowing us to continue providing excellent music. Picap is a young
company, in age and spirit, but above all with regard to our team –
young people who are professional, enthusiastic and always looking to
the future, impregnating our company with an innovative spirit. We are
working to supply you with what most interests you in the best
possible manner, as well as allowing you the opportunity to discover
good musical creations emerging from this country.
Joan Carles Doval
The post of Director is held by Joan Carles Doval, who is also the
company’s founder and manager. The Management coordinates all the
departments and establishes the overall company strategy, in
conjunction with all staff members and collaborators.
Chief of Administration. For the accounting department, tax, customers and
The Administrative and Accounting Department handles customer service,
accounting, invoicing, suppliers, fiscal matters and the like.
Our colleague, Carlos Martín, is the most veteran member of our
company. He has been with us for many years, directing our office in
Madrid, dedicating particular attention to promoting musicians on a
nation-wide level and to sales issues.
Picap does not have its own sales department. This task is carried out
exclusively by the firm ACTUAL RECORDS DISTRIBUCIÓ, S.L., with ten
salespeople covering all of Spain and distributors for the US, Japan,
France, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and other
Actual Records allows our music productions to reach any location,
including small or large shops, CD clubs, bookstores and online shops,
whether through internet orders, downloads or the Album à la Carte
The promotion staff makes our label known to the public at large. They
handle media relations, presentation of new albums, promotional
concerts, press releases about the musicians or the music publishing
company and the like.
PRODUCTION AND DESIGN
This department handles the industrial production of any phonographic
or audiovisual media, cover design, booklet layout, phonogram
duplication, etc. It also designs publicity, posters, press releases,
catalogues, corporate image, etc.
The marketing department, together with the promotion, production
and new technologies teams, takes care about the creation and
maintenance of the network presence of the company (social network,
blogs, forums, artists promotion on the net,...), as well as also
takes care about the web maintenance looking for and creating new
The Logistics Department prepares orders for shipping, receives
incoming goods and handles relations with transport agencies while
ensuring quality in keeping with our principles of good service.