The first distribution of music rights regarding the reference year 2020 is a fact. During this first distribution – and also the last one of this year – PlayRight paid out 3.750.297€ amongst her musicians and the musicians affiliated to the sister societies! In 2024, a second and final distribution of rights generated by music recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited in Belgium in 2020 will take place.
The remunerations of your 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 2020.
PlayRight always realises the distribution of your rights as a musician in two phases. The deadline for the declaration of repertoires that may generate rights for the reference year 2020 is 31 December 2023.
For every distribution of your rights as a musician on the Belgian territory, PlayRight matches the declared repertoires with:
Once these remunerations have been collected, PlayRight links your declared repertoire with these playlists, which contain all recordings that will generate rights for a certain year. You can find these playlists via your online portal in the PlayRight menu and declare your performances based on the tracks you recognise. Learn more about the PlayList menu.
It’s not too late yet! This is only a first distribution. PlayRight always distributes rights in two stages: a first one that takes place now, in 2021, and a final distribution in 2024.
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 of music rights will be carried out in 2022. In December of this year, we will draw up a new calendar with more info about all the upcoming distributions in 2022.