The music rights for the reference year 2017 have been closed. After a first distribution of 2.6 million euros of neighbouring rights, PlayRight carried out a second, final distribution of rights coming from music recordings that were broadcast and / or exploited in Belgium in 2017. The amount of this final distribution is 7.945.427 €!
PlayRight has now definitively closed the distribution of neighbouring rights for music that was broadcast and / or exploited in Belgium in 2017. The amount of money that we distributed amongst our affiliated musicians this time was 7.945.427€! This second, final distribution follows a first distribution of 2.6 million euros that was paid out to performers in October 2018.
As a performer (or a representative of a performer), you now have six months to inform us of any doubts and questions and to submit any objections or complaints concerning this distribution.
HOW ARE THESE NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS GENERATED?
The remunerations of these rights stem from the equitable remuneration, private copying and the lending right. These remunerations were collected as a compensation for music recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited Belgium in 2017.
PlayRight always realises the distribution of your rights as a musician in two phases. For Music 2017, the society already carried out the first distribution of rights in October 2018. The deadline for the declaration of repertoires that may generate rights for the reference year 2017 was 31 December 2020.
This final distribution follows the first distribution of music rights 2017 and completes the payment of neighbouring rights for musicians for this reference year. The total amount of music rights 2017 generated in Belgium and distributed to musicians now equals to 10.5 millions €.
For every distribution of your rights as a musician on the Belgian territory, PlayRight matches the declared repertoires with:
Every year, PlayRight draws up a distribution calendar. The distribution calendar of 2021 can be found via the following link: https://playright.be/en/distribution-calendar/
The first upcoming distribution concerns audiovisual rights 2014 / 2015 and is also a final distribution. This distribution will take place in June 2021.