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Music Promotions to Trade (AP4) 

The ‘Music Promotions to Trade’ Agreement (formerly AP4) is aimed at record companies who distribute specifically promotional CDs/LPs to trade contacts. For details of the promotional allowance which is available under the retail schemes please see the AP1/2/2A scheme information.

How we collect money for your music used on promotional CDs/LPs distributed by record companies to trade contacts.

How often should you expect to be paid?

The distribution timing for AP4 is variable due to it being pro rata income.

Do we pay you for each track used?

No, the money collected is distributed on a pro rata basis.

What do we charge a customer for the use of your music?

0.5p per track per Unit.

What commission rate do you pay us on the royalties collected?


Special Considerations

All products must be marked or labelled with the wording 'Promotional Copy - Not For Sale' All tracks featured on the product must have been scheduled for commercial release if not released already.

What does the scheme exclude?

The distribution of copies free to the public such as prizes, giveaways and direct marketing. The release of Cover Mount CDs (covered under the AP7 and AP7N schemes).


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