PPL is the UK body responsible for the collection of neighbouring rights royalties. As an organisation they are excellent at administrating the UK funds and in most cases the 45,000+ registered artists will be receiving a service that’s suitable for them. Please visit the PPL website for further details. With this in mind, the catalogue of artists who receive international airplay require a much larger amount of admin to ensure they receive all the funds applicable to them.
You can administrate this yourself should you wish to. In the same way a manager appoints a booking agent, an accountant or a lawyer these responsibilities can be picked up by the artist’s representative should they see fit and be qualified to do so.
The team at IPRG have a total of 18 years+ experience in overseeing the administration of this royalty. We also enjoy a close relationship with many of the overseas societies who collect these funds. As a result we have quickly established ourselves as the best option for artists who are receiving international airplay of their material and wish to recover the maximum funds as soon as possible.
Societies such as PRS/MCPS and ASCAP handle the royalties relating to publishing royalties and mechanicals. This royalty relates to the sound recording, and your contributions to the audio track, rather than the musical work (the song).
day or two of receiving them.
It is impossible to know territory by territory how much you are going to receive. We can forecast to a degree under some circumstances but this has varying levels of accuracy. What we have established is we always increase our client’s incoming revenues.
The legislative structure for the use of sound recordings differs in the US. US citizens do not automatically qualify for this revenue. However, if you have performed on a track that was recorded in a qualifying territory (such as Canada) you will qualify for the generated funds in most cases.