We pay royalties to our members – who are music creators, composers, and publishers – for the public performance and recording of music. Payments are made four times a year.
Our principal payments happen in June, with other payments made in spring, autumn, and December.
You can also open our 2021 payment calendar and examine exactly when transfers are made and from what source the royalties have been collected.
How much is paid in royalties?
How much money is distributed each year depends on the sum of payments collected from music users.
Payments to a single creator depend on how much a song has been played and on the creator’s share of compensation for the work. Creators of music agree together on how compensation for a song will be split between its creators.
The amount of royalties collected through radio and television is influenced, among other factors, by the productivity of the performance channel, the length of the performance, and the number of performances.
The compensation in a transaction is determined, among other factors, by the size of the performance venue, the number of ticket sales, and the number of audience members in a free event. A venue’s size means its maximum audience capacity.
As our member, you can receive payments when your work is performed or recorded as an audio or audio-visual recording. By registering your music, you ensure you will receive compensation when your work is performed. Register your work on our online service.
You’ll receive copyright royalties when your music is performed in public. Report your own works and the cover songs you have performed, in the performance notification. You can send us reports using our online service.
Music is made both as a freelancer and an entrepreneur. Some of our members also have a music publishing company. If you are considering tax issues, how to earn through music, or starting a publishing or limited company, read more about taxation on our website.