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 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… Expected in DECEMBER 2019 PRS distribution if played or performed during…

USA (ASCAP)

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

January to March 2019

USA (BMI) April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 2018

January to March 2019

Argentina  April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 2018

-

Australia

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

January to March 2019

Austria

- July to December 2018 -
Brazil April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 2018

January to March 2019

Canada April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 2018

October to December 2018

Chile - January to June 2018 -

-

Czech Republic

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

April to June 2019

Denmark April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 2018

Finland

- January to December 2017 -
France January to June 2018 July to December 2018 July to December 2018

July to September 2019

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

-

Holland

- - -

-

Hong Kong

- - January to December 2018

Hungary

-

- January to December 2018

Ireland (EIRE)

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

January to March 2019

Israel

July to September 2017 October to December 2017 January to March 2018

January to December 2018

Italy

- January to June 2018 -

-

Japan

October to December 2017 January to March 2018 April to June 2018

April to June 2018

Malaysia

- - -

-

Mexico

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

July to September 2019

New Zealand

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

January to March 2019

Nordic Copyright Bureau July to September 2018 October to December 2018 January to March 2019

-

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

July to September 2019

Portugal January to June 2018 - July to December 2018

-

Romania April to June 2018 July to September 2018 October to December 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 - July to December 2017 -

-

South Korea

-

-

-

April to June 2019

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

-

Sweden

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.
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