New (first) distribution of international neighbouring rights: 505.970€

February 17 2021

The first distribution of neighbouring rights in 2021 is a fact! This distribution concerns the international neighbouring rights for music and audiovisual recordings that PlayRight has collected abroad. The amount that PlayRight just distributed amongst its affiliated performers is 505.970€.

Background information: Where do these international rights come from?

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 collect information on how the repertoire of our artists is used in over 40 countries. This allows us to collect the remunerations 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 is based on several reference years, both for 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 2021 PlayRight will carry out a second international distribution. Keep an eye on our distribution calendar en more information about this year’s deadlines via this page.

Further questions?

If you’d have any more questions regarding this distribution, do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager, whose name can be find in your online file via the PlayRight Portal, or send an email to


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