Audiovisual works 2014-2015: PlayRight distributes 752.000€ of neighbouring rights

September 19 2018

PlayRight has distributed more than 752.000 euros of rights for audiovisual recordings broadcast in Belgium in 2014 and 2015. This is a first distribution, there is still time to declare your repertoire for these reference years.

This distribution is based on your declared repertoire as registered in our database. If you still have recordings to declare for this period, you have until the 31st of December 2020 to do so.

How were these rights distributed?

An amount of rights is allocated for each audiovisual work, according to its duration and audience rate. The overall amount allocated to the work is then distributed among the performers.

The presence of music in an audiovisual work also generates rights. For this distribution, a list of the television channels to be taken into consideration and the minimum audience rate to be reached by each audiovisual program in order to be taken into account, were fixed by the Board, in accordance with our general regulations.

Based on these parameters, the programs for which we have made a first distribution come from the following TV channels:

In order to guarantee a retroactivity of 3 years (from the date of the first payment), PlayRight has created a virtual casting system for each work that is broadcast. This allows us to freeze the rights of potential artists who have not yet declared their performances.

For this first distribution, PlayRight focused on the calculation of rights in audiovisual recordings for:

  • fictions,
  • cartoons ,
  • and purely or mainly music performances (musical shows, concert recordings, opera, musical theater, musical comedy, …)

All rights for these three categories, however, have not been fully allocated. At the time of the last distribution, PlayRight will distribute the remaining rights for these categories as well as audiovisual artistic performances in other programs.

Unlike musical works, only two remunerations are at the origin of your rights as an actor and / or as a musician whose musical performances are used in audiovisual works:

The distributions that PlayRight has just realised come from the private copying and lending rights. The total amount for this distribution is 752.000€, the remaining rights will be closed and distributed to the artists in 2021.

If you have specific questions about this distribution, do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager (his details appear in the left pane, once connected to your online portal).

Next distribution: music rights for the reference year 2017.

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