PlayRight distributes over 800.000€ of international neighbouring rights

February 12 2019 - Audiovisual International Music

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[…]

Amount record of foreign rights in 2018

January 8 2019 - Audiovisual International Music PlayRight

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[…]

Distribution calendar: Overview of rights to be paid to artists in 2019

November 20 2018 - Audiovisual International Music PlayRight

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:[…]

A neighbouring right for streaming?

September 11 2018 - Audiovisual International Music PlayRight PlayRight+

On Monday 10th of September, the European Parliament will resume its activities. One of the points on its agenda during the first week is the much-debated Directive on Copyright in the[…]


September 5 2018 - International Music PlayRight

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[…]

Living abroad: taxes

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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.

When will my repertoire generate rights abroad?

International PlayRight

As a PlayRight member, the recordings of your artistic performances will effectively start generating revenue once the following conditions have been met:

Adjust my affiliation contract

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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

Resolve a contract conflict between PlayRight and another organisation

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By joining several collecting societies you run the risk of having your rights frozen if the territories the various societies cover overlap.

International exchanges

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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.


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