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€.
Any artist who becomes a member of PlayRight, has the option to grant us a worldwide mandate in his or her contract. Based on agreements with our sister societies abroad, we receive information on how the repertoire of our artists is used in over 40 countries. This allows us to collect the retributions accordingly.
Neighbouring rights coming from abroad are calculated according to the rules of the local collecting society. PlayRight does check the quality of their data in detail and handles the payment of all calculated rights once received.
A distribution of international rights can be based on several reference years, for both music and/or audio-visual recordings. This particular distribution of international rights contains the following territories and reference years:
As any collecting society abroad, PlayRight takes a 5% fee from the amount of international rights collected after 1 December 2016.
In August 2019 we will perform a second international distribution. Check on this page the distribution calendar and information on this year’s deadlines.