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 DECEMBER 2018 PRS distribution if played or performed during. Expected in APRIL 2019 PRS distribution if played or performed during… Expected in JULY 2019 PRS distribution if played or performed during… Expected in OCTOBER 2019 PRS distribution if played or performed during…

USA (ASCAP)

January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018
USA (BMI) January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018
October to December 2018
Argentina  January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

Australia

January to March 2018
April to June 2018
July to September 2018
October to December 2018

Austria

-

-

July to December 2018

-

Brazil January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018
Canada January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018
Chile July to December 2017

-

January to June 2018

-

Czech Republic

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

April to June 2019
Denmark

January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

Finland

-

-

January to December 2017

-

France

January to June 2018

January to June 2018

July to December 2018

July to December 2018
Germany

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

April to June 2019

Holland

January to December 2017

-

-

-

Hong Kong

-

-

-

January to December 2018

Hungary

-

-

-

January to December 2018

Ireland (EIRE)

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

Israel

April to June 2017

July to September 2017

October to December 2017 January to March 2018

Italy

July to December 2017

-

January to June 2018

-

Japan

July to September 2017

October to December 2017

January to March 2018

April to June 2018

Malaysia

July to December 2017

-

-

-

Mexico

January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

New Zealand

January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018
Nordic Copyright Bureau

April to June 2018

July to September 2018

October to December 2018 January to March 2019
Norway

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

April to June 2019
Poland

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

April to June 2019
Portugal

-

January to June 2018

-

July to December 2018
Romania January to March 2018

April to June 2018

July to September 2018 October to December 2018
Russia

-

July to December 2017

-

January to June 2018
Singapore

-

July to December 2017

-

January to June 2018
South Africa January to June 2017

-

July to December 2017

-

Spain

July to September 2018

October to December 2018 January to March 2019 April to June 2019
Sweden

July to September 2018

October to December 2018

January to March 2019

April to June 2019

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.