Audiovisual Rights 2019: final distribution of 2 million euros 

June 20 2024

PlayRight has just closed the distribution of audiovisual rights for the 2019 reference year! The total amount involved is € 2 045 253,71 of neighbouring rights coming from audiovisual recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited in 2019.   

As an artist (or representative of an artist), you now have six months to inform us of doubts and questions and to file objections or complaints about this distribution. 

First/final distribution: how does it work? 

PlayRight always carries out the distribution of your rights as an actor in two stages. For Audiovisual 2019, our collection society paid out the first distribution of rights as early as September 2021. 

The deadline for declaring repertoires that could yield rights for the 2019 reference years was 31 December 2023. 

This concluding distribution completes the payment of neighbouring rights for actors for this reference year. Thus, the total amount of Belgian audiovisual rights 2019 paid out to actors now comes to€ 2.320.000. 

How are my rights calculated?  

For this distribution, the Board of Directors established a list of TV channels that are taken into account in the calculation in accordance with our General Regulations. These channels must be aimed at a Belgian audience. 

A global amount of rights is allocated to each audiovisual work that appears in the playlists. This amount is determined based on the duration of the work, the time of broadcast and the market share of the channel. The total amount allocated to a work is then divided amongst the performing artists who have participated, depending on their role on that recording. 

Please note 

Music performances in an audiovisual recording might also generate neighbouring rights. In other words, a musician might also be entitled to audiovisual rights for the presence of his or her music in a work, provided that the music performance was produced specifically for the audiovisual work in question. 

Any questions? 

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager. His or her contact details can be found via your personal online portal

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