16Dec

PlayRight distributes 670.000€ of neighbouring rights collected from foreign territories.

PRINCIPLE – To manage its members’ foreign rights, PlayRight has closed bilateral agreements with similar collecting societies in various countries. Based on these agreements, PlayRight can collect rights in these countries. The list of countries for which PlayRight has an agreement can be consulted here.

When our members have stated in their affiliation contract that PlayRight may collect the rights from foreign territories than they better keep an eye on their mailbox or letter box.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION – The current distribution contains rights from the following countries and for he following years:

  • Austria (via LSG): MU 2013
  • Austria (via VDFS): AV 2008-2013
  • Canada (via Artisti): MU 2013
  • Croatia (via Huzip): MU 2012
  • Denmark (via FILMEX): AV 2010
  • Denmark (via GRAMEX DK): MU 2010-2014
  • France (via Adami): AV 2003-2009, MU 2000-2013
  • France (via Spedidam): MU 2010-2014
  • Greece (via Erato): MU 2006-2009
  • Hungary (via EJI): MU 2012-2013
  • Ireland (via RAAP): MU 2010-2012
  • Latvia (via LAIPA): MU 2013-2014
  • Netherlands (via NORMA): AV 2011-2013, MU 2007-2014
  • Netherlands (via SENA): MU 1997-2015
  • Poland (via STOART): MU 2006-2013
  • Portugal (via GDA): MU 2010-2012
  • Slovenia (via IPF): MU 2010-2013
  • Spain (via AIE): MU 2006-2012
  • Sweden (via SAMI): MU 2004-2013
  • United Kingdom (via PPL): MU 2007-2014

By using the PlayRight portal our members can view in their online profile which countries are included in their contract. More information about how it works internationally can be found on our website in the section “international”.

If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to contact your account manager or send an email to

9Dec

The European Commission in search for a fair digital market

Today – December 9th 2015 – the European Commission announced its plans to modernize the European rules on copyright and related rights and to adapt them to the European Digital Single Market.

The Commission is committed to the creation of a fair market where attention should be paid to the questions “whether the benefits of the online use of works is fairly shared?” and “whether solutions are needed at EU level to increase legal certainty, transparency and balance in the system that governs the remuneration of authors and performers in the EU?

PlayRight supports the Commission’s decision to study the remuneration of authors and performers. For recent research conducted by the Fair Internet Coalition, shows that only 7% of performers find their revenues from digital exploitations to be fair and shows a whopping 65% of European performers acknowledging to earn less than 5% of their total revenue from digital exploitations. More results from this study can be found here.