What is Neighbouring Rights?

Animal Collective
Bob Moses
Superorganism
Every recording has two copyrights

Sound recording

Recording of the performance

    Who gets paid?
  • Rights Owner
  • Performers

Composition

Melody & lyrics

    Who gets paid?
  • Songwriters
  • Composers
  • Publishers
Halsey
How revenue is collected

Neighbouring rights is revenue derived from the use of recorded music when it is performed in public or broadcast on radio or TV around the world.

There are collection societies in over 45 countries that collect this revenue from local licensees including bars, restaurants, local radio and TV stations and other music users.

The revenue collected is typically split 50/50 between the label that owns the sound recording copyright and the relevant performers who played on the sound recording. For performers this is featured artists, session musicians and, in some countries, producers.

Globally, neighbouring rights revenue is worth over £2 billion, ahead of download and synchronisation revenues, and with growth being seen year on year it is an ever vital source of income for artists, labels, rights owners and the industry.

There are different rights available in different territories.

We can access a range of income sources for you.