How do you calculate royalties from TV and film?

We're always trying to make royalty calculation as accurate as possible. Here's how we calculate them at the moment for TV and film:

Film

It largely depends on the film and the length of time your work is used for. Film studios and production companies report their music use on cue sheets, which we use to calculate your performing royalty. We also have licensing agreements with cinemas and work with film production companies to collect royalties.

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TV

This also depends on which TV station and the length of time your work is used for. TV stations and production companies report their music use on cue sheets, which we use to calculate your performing royalty. We then collect royalties through the licensing agreements we have with them.

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Advertising

We follow the same process whether it's a film, TV programme or advert. Royalties are collected through licensing agreements that we have with each broadcaster and production company.