Important Notice for Australian Recording Artists
“Cut off” for registrations for PPCAs current distribution is 30 September
If you are an Australian recording artist whose music is being broadcast or you hold the copyright in recordings that are receiving airplay, then you may be able to share in licence fees collected by PPCA.
PPCA collects licence fees from over 50,000 businesses, as well as broadcasters, from across Australia which play sound recordings (CD, digital downloads) and music videos.
Each year, PPCA distributes the licence income collected, less administration expenses, to registered Australian recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (usually record labels).
PPCA represents and pays featured Australian recording artists and record labels in the same way that APRA pays songwriters and publishers. Featured Australian recording artists may be able to share in licence fees collected by PPCA
under the Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. But its essential that you register with PPCA before September 30 to be eligible for this years distribution.
If you are already registered with PPCA, it is important that you notify us of all releases on which you are eligible to claim under the Artist Direct Distribution Scheme before September 30. Record labels do not notify us of artist releases or registrations – this is the artists responsibility.
If you have released a CD within the past year and have not lodged your artist registrations, then any income that may have been earned for that release will be paid to your record label.
Registering with PPCA is free and essential – If youd like to check what artist registrations we have for you, please contact PPCAs distribution team on (02) 8569 1133 – well be happy to help!
For more information contact PPCAs distribution team:
02 8569 1133
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