New distribution: The annual supplementary remuneration Music 2019/2021

November 29 2022

The second last distribution of 2022. This is one for the affiliated musicians. PlayRight has distributed 26,258.05 € of rights coming from the annual supplementary remuneration for music recordings published between 1963-1970 and which still generated revenues for the record labels in 2019/2021.

For the second time in the history of PlayRight, we have paid out the annual supplementary remuneration to our artists. In 2020, this amount was 17,011.65€ (for the period 2014-2018). This year: 26,258.05 € (for the period 2019/2021).


The annual supplementary remuneration was introduced in 2011 after Europe had decided to extend the term of protection for music recordings from 50 to 70 years. This means that record labels enjoy an extra protection of 20 years and musicians who can count on a royalty fee can enjoy revenues for 20 more years. (Session) musicians who have handed over their rights to the record label or have been bought out with a one-off payment by their producers, were, however, excluded.

In order to not to exclude any musician, the European legislator decided in 2011 that the record labels, after the expiry of the 50-year term, must still share their revenues with the musicians whom they do not pay royalties. They should do this by yearly transferring 20% of the revenues coming from their recordings to the collecting societies that represent these musicians. PlayRight obtained an official mandate to collect and distribute this remuneration in Belgium.

This annual supplementary remuneration is valid for all tracks that have been recorded since 1963. If you, as a session musician, have contributed to a recording during the period 1963-1970, is now entitled to receive a part of the revenues generated by this exploitation.

This specific distribution concerns the period 2019-2021.


The annual supplementary remuneration for music recordings that still generated rights in 2019/2021 amounts to 26,258.05 €. This distribution is based on the declared repertoires as registered in our database.

TIP: Via your PlayRight portal, you can find more details on the amount paid out in the ‘Rights’ menu regarding:

  • Recordings that generated rights in the reference years 2019/2021 on Belgian territory,
  • The casting at the moment of the calculation.

Do you notice any mistakes in the calculation of your rights and/or in the cast of your recordings? Or do you have questions about this distribution? Please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager or send an e-mail to


Do you have more recordings to declare for these reference years? That’s still possible! You have the time until December 31st 2024 to declare your repertoire.

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