The AP7 Agreement is aimed at publishers who supply free CDs with magazines sold to the public. (For newspapers see the AP7N scheme)
How we collect money for your music used on CDs supplied free with magazines.
How often should you expect to be paid?
Monthly (in arrears)
Do we pay you for each track used?
What do we charge a customer for the use of your music?
6.5% of 'Base Price' (Base price subject to a minimum of £1.65 per copy).
What commission rate do you pay us on the royalties collected?
All music used on the cover-mount CD must be reviewed or referred to within the magazine. Details of the album of origin must also be included.
CDs must not be by a single artist or contain more than two tracks written by the same writer/ writing partnership unless you give approval.
What are customers required to do?
Products must include both the British Music Rights "Respect the Value of Music" logo and the strap line "The producers of this CD have paid the composer and publishers for the use of their music". These must be displayed together either on the product itself or the sleeve. Record company and magazine branding is also allowed.
What does the scheme exclude?
Third party sponsorship. This is covered under the SG3 scheme (Premium Products). Newspapers (see the AP7N scheme).