PlayRight distributed international neighbouring rights for music and audiovisual recordings among its affiliated artists. The amount of this first international distribution of 2019 is 800.000€. Background information: what are international[…]
With €1,185,780.57 on the counter, PlayRight has collected a record amount of neighbouring rights abroad in 2018. For the management of foreign rights of performers, PlayRight has concluded bilateral agreements[…]
The 2019 distribution calendar is ready: six distributions of rights collected on the Belgian territory and abroad will be carried out in 2019, among which two final distributions: February 2019:[…]
The term ‘performing artists’ is a very large umbrella, it does not stop at session musicians or screen actors. Who are the members of PlayRight? Johan Hoogewijs is as a[…]
By law, PlayRight is obliged to withhold tax from any rights it pays out. In turn, PlayRight passes on this withholding tax to the Belgian State. But if you are not a Belgian tax resident, chances are that your royalties will be taxed again when you declare them on your tax return in your own country of residence.
You can always* adjust your affiliation contract with PlayRight to:
fit the territories for which you entitle us to collect your neighbouring rights (you can find the list of countries with whom we have a bilateral agreement here),
and/or adjust the “type” of repertoire you want PlayRight to manage
Collecting societies exchange information about the use of their respective repertoires in each country. This is usually done on the basis of playlists. On these lists, PlayRight will specify for which artists and recordings it claims rights . The rights are then calculated on the basis of the distribution rules operated by the sister company and paid to PlayRight.