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 APRIL 2020 PRS distribution if played or performed during… Expected in JULY 2020 PRS distribution if played or performed during… Expected in OCTOBER 2020 PRS distribution if played or performed during… Expected in DECEMBER 2020 PRS distribution if played or performed during…

USA (ASCAP)

April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

January to March 2020

USA (BMI) April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

January to March 2020

Argentina  April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

-

Australia

April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

January to March 2020

Austria

- July to December 2019 -
Brazil April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

January to March 2020

Canada April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

October to December 2019

Chile - January to June 2019 -

-

Czech Republic

October to December 2019 January to March 2020 April to June 2020

April to June 2020

Denmark April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

Finland

- January to December 2018 -
France January to June 2019 July to December 2019 July to December 2019

July to September 2020

Germany October to December 2019 January to March 2020 April to June 2020

-

Holland

- - -

-

Hong Kong

- - January to December 2019

Hungary

-

- January to December 2019

Ireland (EIRE)

July to September 2019 October to December 2019 January to March 2020

January to March 2020

Israel

July to September 2018 October to December 2018 January to March 2019

January to December 2019

Italy

- January to June 2019 -

-

Japan

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

April to June 2019

Malaysia

- - -

-

Mexico

April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

July to September 2020

New Zealand

April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

January to March 2020

Nordic Copyright Bureau July to September 2019 October to December 2019 January to March 2020

-

Norway October to December 2019 January to March 2020 April to June 2020
Poland October to December 2019 January to March 2020 April to June 2020

July to September 2020

Portugal January to June 2019 - July to December 2019

-

Romania April to June 2019 July to September 2019 October to December 2019

October to December 2019

Russia July to December 2018 - January to June 2019

-

Singapore July to December 2018 - January to June 2019

-

South Africa - July to December 2018 -

-

South Korea

-

-

-

April to June 2020

Spain October to December 2019 January to March 2019 April to June 2020

-

Sweden

October to December 2019

January to March 2020

April to June 2020

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.
Close
switching account

Switching your account...