New distribution: 850.000€ of international rights for PlayRight members

August 8 2019

For the second time this year, PlayRight has distributed international neighbouring rights for music and audiovisual recordings amongst her affiliated artists. The amount of this second international distribution of 2019 is 850.000€.

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 February 2019 PlayRight already distributed 800.000€ of international neighbouring rights amongst her member artists. On this page you can check the distribution calendar 2019 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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