Audiovisual rights 2022: First distribution of 362.805,86 euros

October 19 2023

PlayRight has just completed the first distribution of audiovisual rights for the 2022 reference year! The total amount involved is 362.805,86 € of neighbouring rights coming from private copying, lending rights and the remuneration for education and scientific research of audiovisual recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited in 2022.  

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. This is the first distribution of audiovisual rights for the reference year 2022. 

A second (final) distribution will take place in 2026. The deadline for declaring your repertoire is 31 December 2025. 

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. 

PlayRight charges operational fees before the calculation of the rights allocated to you, as well as deductions related to the sociocultural actions of PlayRight+. Learn more

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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