Every recording has two copyrights associated with it. One copyright is for the composition of the song with royalties paid to the author/composer/publisher. The other copyright is for the sound recording, with neighbouring rights royalties paid to the performer/master owner that recorded the song.
Neighbouring rights royalties are typically earned when sound recordings are played on the radio or performed in public venues such as in nightclubs, shops, offices, cafés, and so on. There are over 100 Collective Management Organizations, or "CMOs", (sometimes referred to as "societies") around the world distributing these royalties to the performers and owners of master sound recordings.
peermusic's neighbouring rights branches manage the relationships with CMOs around the globe on behalf of our clients, and maximize the collection of their royalties. With our sophisticated software platform and royalty tracking, peermusic is at the technical forefront of neighbouring rights administration. This, coupled with our personalized service, sets us apart from other agencies.
As each neighbouring rights CMO operates differently, each territory requires a unique approach with regards to data registration, to ensure local rules, standards and qualification criteria are met. This means that process of administering the repertoire of a performer or master owner will have multiple elements that need to be managed differently in each territory.
With our deep knowledge of the registration processes, local legislation, qualification criteria, database systems, and distribution rules of all of the major neighbouring rights CMOs around the world, we can offer our clients simplicity and clarity, provide transparency of incoming royalties, and ultimately maximize our clients' earnings.
peermusic optimizes your royalty collections globally using our proprietary, best-in-class software platform. In addition to managing and structuring your repertoire data in the form that meets the various CMO requirements, our software platform includes intelligent analysis tools which detect differences and irregularities in "label" and "track" based payments, and matches airplay charts against your repertoire data to identify any unclaimed tracks. Analyses are conducted to improve the quality of claims and payments and find missing royalties.
We also provide a proprietary online portal for our clients including statement history and catalogue information.
Our clients include more than 2,500 accomplished artists from around the globe. Our clients performed on 23% of Billboard’s 2020 top 100 songs and comprised 15% of Billboard’s 2020 top 100 artists.
Our clients include more than 300 record labels, with a combined catalogue of more than 1 million recordings.
The principals of peermusic's neighbouring rights branches (All Right Music, Global Master Rights and Premier Muzik) collectively have over 60 years of experience in the administration of neighbouring rights. This expertise, combined with the extensive global reach of peermusic - with 38 offices in 31 countries - provides us with the leadership, infrastructure, strong relationships and local knowledge that allow us to maximize the collection of your neighbouring rights royalties around the world.