In order to collect your neighbouring rights, you have to become a member of PlayRight (or a collective management company abroad in charge of collecting your rights ).
The definition of “recording” is a fairly broad one. We talk about a recording once a performance is recorded by whatever means because its recording allows it to be copied and broadcast at a later stage.
Acoustic sessions during a radio programme for instance are usually recorded to ensure that the live version can be played again afterwards.
Also heirs of artists can join PlayRight even if the artist in question was never affiliated to PlayRight. If he/she was a member of PlayRight however, you simply take over the deceased’s type of membership (ordinary member or shareholder).
Membership as an heir allows you to:
If the deceased was a shareholder of PlayRight and left several heirs, the latter must appoint an authorised representative who can represent all the heirs collectively.
To join as an heir, all you need to do is to enclose a copy of the artist’s death certificate and of the notarial deed that lists you as heir with your membership form.