Cinema royalties

We pay royalties for our members' music that’s used in films, cinema ads, idents for cinema chains and cinema foyers. 

How we calculate

Music used in films

Film companies provide us with cue sheets or consignment notes, which detail the music they have used. We use the duration of the music and the official box office receipts for each film to calculate the royalties.

Music used in cinema ads

We calculate royalties for ads using data from the UK's largest supplier of cinema advertising, Digital Cinema Media.

Music used in cinema idents

We agree the value of the music used for each ident with the cinema chain and pay royalties depending on how many times the ident is played.