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Registering Cue Sheets 

New rules for registering cues from audiovisual productions

We have adopted recommendations from the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) regarding the registration of cues in audiovisual productions.

The registration of works (often called cues) in audiovisual productions can be confusing. For many years, inconsistent practices have caused issues when matching information provided by broadcasters and production companies to the work information registered.

In 2008, CISAC published recommendations for ways of working with this data, which were intended to help reduce duplication. We are pleased to report that after recent member consultation and liaison with other societies, PRS for Music is now able to formally adopt the recommendations as part of the works registration policy.

What does this mean for you?

You do not need to act if you never register works/cues that appear in audiovisual productions (such as TV programmes or films).

If you regularly register works/cues that appear in audiovisual productions, we require you to group (sometimes referred to as rolling up) specially commissioned works/cues under the production title when ownership details are the same.

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