PPL ROYALTY CLAIMS
PPL Royalties are often termed Neighbouring Rights Royalties.
Neighbouring Rights royalties reward the performers on a recording, allowing them to collect income for playing an instrument even if they didn't write the song.
The owner of the recording, traditionally the administering record label, can also collect royalties whenever the master recording is used on TV, Radio & many other outlets.
Neighbouring Rights can be administered for you through our label, Confidential Records.
If your music was released by a third-party record label then it is their responsibility to ensure that your PPL registrations are correctly made.
If you are a sole performer and a member of the PPL yourself, then it is your responsibility to ensure that your PPL registrations are correctly made.
Otherwise, if you've released your own music on your own DIY Label / Imprint either digitally or physically then you certainly need to make sure your Neighbouring Rights position is secured and we can do that for you!
We can represent Performers and Independent Record Labels alike for their recovery, but if your release is already registered with PPL it is not necessary to register it through us as well.
Releases through our own label, Confidential Records, are automatically registered for you.
PERFORMERS ROLES / SHARES
Performers can include contributing artists, background singers, session musicians, sound engineers, producers, arrangers etc., and they receive the combined "performer's share" (50%).
Confidential Records retains the "rightsholder's share" (50%).