First distribution of audiovisual rights 2017/2018: 612.880,65€

September 23 2020

PlayRight has distributed the first part of audiovisual rights generated by the works that were broadcast in Belgium in 2017 and 2018. The amount of this first distribution of audiovisual rights generated during these reference years is 612.880,65€. This distribution will be supplemented by a second, final distribution in 2023.

The remunerations that lie at the basis of these rights come from the private copying and the lending right collected for the audiovisual works that were broadcast and/or exploited in Belgium in 2017 and 2018.

First distribution/final distribution: how does it work?

PlayRight distributes your rights in two stages: a first distribution and a final distribution. The first distribution sets the deadline by which you can declare the recordings that may generate rights for the reference years 2017/2018. After this deadline it is no longer possible to declare your performances for these reference years. A Non-declared repertoire, hence, will not generate neighbouring rights.

This distribution is based on your declared repertoire as registered in our database. If you still have recordings to declare for this period, you have until the 31/12/2022 to do so.

How are my rights calculated and, consequently, distributed?

For this distribution, the Board of Directors established a list of TV channels that are taken into account in the calculation in accordance with our General Regulations. These channels must be aimed at a Belgian audience.

A global amount of rights is allocated to each audiovisual work that appears in the playlists. This amount is determined based on the duration of the work, the time of broadcast and the market share of the channel. The total amount allocated to a work is then divided amongst the performing artists who have participated, depending on their role on that recording.


Music performances in an audiovisual recording might also generate neighbouring rights. In other words, a musician might also be entitled to audiovisual rights for the presence of his or her music in a work, provided that the music performance was produced specifically for the audiovisual work in question.


In case you’d have any questions regarding this distribution, please don’t hesitate to contact your Account Manager. You can find his or her contact details via the left wing in your online portal.

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