Who Collects Neighbouring Rights Royalties?

They’re not fully recognized in the U.S., unfortunately.

Neighbouring rights royalties are collected by such neighbouring rights societies as the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the UK-based Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL). The easiest way for you to start collecting these royalties is to affiliate and register your sound recording with a local collection society and the territories where your music is being publicly performed and broadcasted the most.

The U.S. does not recognize neighbouring rights, as in the U.S., terrestrial radio stations do not pay royalties to recording owners and performing artists. However, services like SoundExchange do an excellent job collecting digital performance royalties from online and satellite radio platforms like Pandora and Sirius.

Check out more information about neighbouring rights royalties and how you can track them in our Help Center.


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