[LINK] FW: Link Digest, Vol 192, Issue 48

Chris Gilbey chris at perceptric.com
Thu Nov 27 14:46:11 AEDT 2008


All performing rights that are collected are paid through by APRA to the
songwriters and publishers other than the administrative costs of the
organization. So it is essentially an NFP that operates as a monopoly.

Material that is in the public domain is royalty free - however, generally
the arrangement is copyright, so a payment is made to the arranger. I
believe that this is at a lower rate than for a work that is still in
copyright. I don't know the answer to your question about a CC work, but the
money that is collected is passed on regardless.

When writers are paying their own songs live, the songwriters receive their
payment at the end of the year based on the returns that they have submitted
for the gigs that they performed at...


Chris Gilbey


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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:24:47 +0100
From: Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net>
Subject: Re: [LINK] Some Data On Performing Rights
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Thanks Chris,

How complicated.  I assume you are talking about people performing
music written by other people.  What happens when they are playing
their own songs?  ie songs they own the copyright for.

Also I assume APRA only collects for artists and songwriters
registered with them?  Or does it collect for everything and keep the
money for artists not registered with them?  What about music in the
public domain or with a CC license?

It's not clear from what you say that the money actually goes to the
songwriters and performers?  If that's the case it's on the basis of
the number of plays or part thereof?  APRA also takes a cut for itself?


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