By artists, for artists!

PlayRight is the Belgian society that ensures the collective management of performing artists’ neighbouring rights.

Neighbouring rights? Performing artists?

To put it simply: a neighbouring right arises when an artist (musician, actor, dancer, vaudeville or circus artist) takes part in the performance of a work. When the recording of that performance is broadcasted or copied, the artist in question is entitled to a fee. In other words, the artist acquires a neighbouring right at the moment of the performance.

At home and abroad?

PlayRight sees to the collection of neighbouring rights when recordings are broadcast or copied in Belgium and subsequently distributes these amongst the performing artists affiliated to PlayRight.

PlayRight has also made agreements with various sister companies across the world. Thanks to these agreements, PlayRight receives the rights that arise from its members’ repertoire being broadcasted in the countries in question.

Further information? (more…)

In Belgium there are various management companies that see to the management, collection and distribution of copyright and related rights.

  • PlayRight: related rights of performing artists
  • SIMIM/IMAGIA: related rights of music and video clip producers
  • SABAM: copyright of authors, composers and publishers.

So, in practice, you may need to join all three companies if you, as an artist, also compose and/or write texts, perform your own compositions and after all that, put your producer’s cap on and record these performances and see to their exploitation.

Aside from these three, there are numerous other management companies in Belgium, albeit for other categories of right holders, in sectors other than the music or audiovisual industries.

PlayRight is affiliated to SCAPR. This is an international organisation that groups management companies of performing artists’ neighbouring rights across the world so as to conclude bilateral agreements, agree on standards and good practices and enhance transparency and efficiency of collective management.

PlayRight is affiliated to AEPO-ARTIS, the association of European Performers’ Organisations. It defends the interests of its members and of the right holders these members represent at (European) political and policy-making level. It collaborates with other right holder interest groups, within the category of performing artists or otherwise.

You can reach us from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM until 4 PM.

Address: PlayRight s.c.r.l,  Boulevard Belgica 14 – 1080 Brussels, Belgium

Telephone: +32 (0)2 421 53 41 I  VAT: BE0440 736 227 Fax: +32 (0)2 426 58 53

  • General questions : 
  • You are an affiliated member or want to be one: 
  • Questions about bilateral agreements : 
  • Questions about our Socio-cultural department PlayRight+: 

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Monday till Thursday: 09:00 – 12:30 AM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 – 12:30 AM  and 1:00 – 3:00 PM

 

Team

Christophe Van Vaerenbergh

Director

c.vanvaerenbergh[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 41

Rudy Peereboom

Deputy Director

r.peereboom[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 86

Chantal Vilein

Finance & HR Manager

c.vilein[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 88

Didier Croughs

IT Manager

d.croughs[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 42

Frank Priem

IT support

f.priem[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 42

Mieke Dobbenie

Communication Manager

m.dobbenie[AT]@playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 49

Gwennaëlle Joret

Communication Manager

G.joret[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 81

Ioan Kaes

PlayRight+ Advisor

i.kaes[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 89

Johan Bex

Attaché International Relations

j.bex[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 44

Laetitia Batardy

Supervising Account manager & Data processing

l.batardy[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 40

Fides Nduwimana

Data Processing

f.nduwimana[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 43

Stefanie Samaey

Distribution Manager

s.samaey[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 85

Philip Vrydags

Account Manager

P.Vrydags[AT]PlayRight.be

0032(0)2 421 53 84

Nicolas Pirard

Account Manager

n.pirard[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 48

Koen Petitjean

Account Manager

k.petitjean[AT]PlayRight.be

0032(0)2 421 53 80

Jonathan Boeykens

Account Manager

j.boeykens[AT]PlayRight.be

0032(0)2 421 53 45

Erika Van Gampelaere

Account Manager

e.vanGampelaere[AT]PlayRight.be

0032(0)2 421 53 41

Brigitte Verbruggen

Account Manager

b.verbruggen[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 83

Graham Peel

Data analyst & International adviser

g.peel[AT]playright.be

0032(0)2 421 53 47

Sebastien Steenhaut

Data Processing

s.steenhaut[AT]playright.

Luc Gulinck

President of the Board.
Music college

Joëlle Dagry

Jan Vermoesen

Christa Biesemans

Soprano.
Music college

Jean-Luc Fonck

Musician - comedian.
Music college

Christian Martin

Musician.
Music college

Chris Peeters

Musician.
Music college

Paul Poelmans

Musician.
Music college

Perry Rose

Musician.
Music college

Johny Hoebrechts (Johny Voners)

Actor/musician.
Drama & dance college

Nicole Roegiers (Nicole Colchat)

Actress.
Drama & dance college

Anne Somers

Actress.
Drama & dance college

Kristine Van Pellicom

Actress.
Drama & dance college

Roland De Greef

Musician.
Drama & dance college

Alain Van Goethem

Actor/comedian.
Drama & dance college

Sebastián Moradiellos

Actor/comedian.
Drama & dance college

Eric De Staercke

Actor/comedian.
Drama & dance college

Robert Guilmard

Actor/comedian.
Drama & dance college

News 2017 »

23Nov
PLAYRIGHT DISTRIBUTES 3.460.000 € OF RIGHTS AMONG MUSICIANS FOR 2016

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1Nov
Offices closed on 1st and 2nd of November

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19Oct
Declare your repertoire before the 31st of December 2017

In preparation for the 2018 distributions, affiliated artists must declare their repertoire before the 31st […]

18Oct
A PlayRight+ prize for the Jazz section of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels

After visiting the Gent School of Arts, PXL Music and Arts2 , PlayRight+ continues its […]

11Oct
100.000.000 EUR paid out since 2013

This week we hit the mark of 100 million EUR. This is the amount of […]

10Oct
New : a PlayList Menu to declare your contributions in a few clicks!

As an affiliated PlayRight performer, you have an online Portal that allows you to declare […]

4Oct
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Our offices are closed today. The PlayRight team will be back on Monday.

2Oct
The two winners of a PlayRight+ prize at arts au carré are…

The academic year is officially launched and with it, PlayRight + continues to award prizes […]

20Sep
PlayRight’s mandate in the RAWG has been renewed for 2018

During the previous SCAPR Working Group meeting, Johan Bex, our Attaché International Relations has been […]

23Aug
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On schedule with our 2017 distribution calendar, PlayRight has just distributed neighbouring rights coming from […]

18Oct
A PlayRight+ prize for the Jazz section of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels

After visiting the Gent School of Arts, PXL Music and Arts2 , PlayRight+ continues its […]

2Oct
The two winners of a PlayRight+ prize at arts au carré are…

The academic year is officially launched and with it, PlayRight + continues to award prizes […]

20Sep
PlayRight’s mandate in the RAWG has been renewed for 2018

During the previous SCAPR Working Group meeting, Johan Bex, our Attaché International Relations has been […]

10Aug
Agreement between Adami & Spedidam: episode 2

Last October, the two collective management organisations who collect and distribute neighbouring rights in France […]

23Jun
2016 in figures

Let’s have a look in figures at 2016, during which PlayRight made seven distributions. For […]

17May
PlayRight can now collect your rights in Korea

Outside the SCAPR General Assembly, the international organisation that groups management companies of performing artists’ […]

26Apr
When I stream ?

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. We celebrate the role IPR (intellectual […]

4Jan
PlayRight invites you to celebrate 2017 !

Many projects are in the pipeline for 2017. And to begin this new year the […]

9Dec
13 countries of Latin America where PlayRight can now collect your rights!

PlayRight just signed an historic agreement which groups thirteen countries of Latin America. We are proud […]

20Oct
Adami & Spedidam : two in one?

Adami and Spedidam are the two collective management organisations that are appointed by the French […]