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December Distribution update

Over £222 million in royalties paid out in December 2023

That's £22 million and 11% more than in December last year. 

In the first distribution on 15 December, we’re paying out over £181 million, 17% more than this time last year.

Royalties from on-demand video services (GEOL), including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus, have increased by 30% and international royalties, including significant payments from international societies SACEM and ASCAP, have increased by 21%.

Live concerts from PRS members including Shania Twain, New Order, Little Mix, and Fred Again have supported a 16% boost in royalties from public performances.

A further £41 million in royalties from online streaming services (MTOL), including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, will be paid out on 22 December. 


Find out more

    • SACEM – for music use from January to September 2023 
    • Public Performance Non-Live Analogies – from April to June 2023 
    • ASCAP – for music used from January to March 2023 
    • Public Reception – for music used from July to September 2023 
    • Sony PlayStaiton – for music used in 2022 
    • Spotify Top Up – for music used from July 2020 to June 2021
    • Twitch – for music used from 2015-2022
    • BBC Radio 1Xtra – for music used from September 2022 to June 2023
    • BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra – for music used March to June 2023
    • BBC First Poland – for music used from January 2022 to June 2023
    • Talking Pictures TV – for music used from April to June 2023
    • Turner – for music used from October 2022 to September 2023
    • Google GEOL - for music used from January 2022 to June 2023
    • Disney - for music used from January to September 2023
    • Amazon Prime (AVOD) - for music used from Q1 2023 – Q2 2023
    • Apple Fitness+ - for music used from April to June 2023
    • MSM ASIA - for music used from July to September 2023
    • MG Global - for music used from January to September 2023
    • NSM (Online) - for music used from April to June 2023
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