PlayRight distributes over 800.000€ of international neighbouring rights

February 12 2019

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 rights?

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.

What is this distribution based on?

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.

Further questions?

Do not hesitate to contact your account manager (his or her name can be found via your online portal) or send an email to

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