Overseas royalty payments

Royalties from overseas societies are received throughout the year. We distribute this money in our normal quarterly distributions, usually in the next distribution following receipt. For money that we collect in our administered territories, we distribute twice a year. The following table shows the expected distribution dates for our main markets. 

Expected distribution dates

Country

Expected in JULY 2017 PRS distribution if played or performed during ...

Expected in OCTOBER 2017 PRS distribution if played or performed during ...

Expected in DECEMBER 2017 PRS distribution if played or performed during ...

USA (ASCAP)

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

USA (BMI) July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017
Argentina 

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Australia

July to Sept. 2016 Oct. to Dec. 2016 Jan. to March 2017

Austria

July to Dec. 2016 
Brazil July - Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

Canada April to June 2016

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Chile Jan. - June 2016

July to Dec. 2016

Czech Republic

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

Denmark

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Finland

Jan. to June 2017

France

July to Dec. 2016

Jan. to June 2017

July to Dec. 2017

Germany

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Holland

Jan. to Dec. 2016

Hong Kong

Jan. to Dec. 2016

Hungary

Jan. to Dec. 2016

Ireland (EIRE)

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

Israel

July to Dec. 2016

Italy

Jan. to June 2016

July 2016

Japan

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

Malaysia

Jan. to Dec. 2016

Mexico

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

New Zealand

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

New Zealand

Jul - Sep 2015

October 2016

Nordic Copyright Bureau

Oct. - Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

Norway

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Poland

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Portugal

July to Dec. 2016

Romania

July to Sept. 2016

Oct. to Dec. 2016

Jan. to March 2017

Russia

July to Dec. 2015

Singapore

Jan. to June 2016

South Africa

Jan. to Dec. 2016

Spain

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Sweden

Jan. to March 2017

April to June 2017

July to Sept. 2017

Not all performances of a work can be logged and paid by another society. There are many reasons why performances of works abroad may not have been paid, some of which are summarised below.

  • The sale of a television series abroad does not guarantee that a broadcast will take place, or that the broadcasting channel is included in a society’s distribution. We are usually notified if a programme has been broadcast for which an affiliated society has no information.
  • Smaller radio and TV stations are less economically important to a society and so are usually sampled, using examples of their daily use their music rather than every day's playlist. This reduces the probability of your music being included in the distribution sample.
  • Most societies distribute royalties for music performed in advertising but there are exceptions. It's important for members to obtain as much information as possible at the start of the campaign from the advertising agency. Sometimes, the name of the product can change from country to country and the soundtrack re-dubbed.