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In the world of royalty collections, neighbouring rights are an important part of maximizing revenue for a creator. As income sources in the music industry shift in some areas and decline in others, there has been increasing focus on new income streams. That’s where neighbouring rights comes in. But what exactly are they and, more importantly, who is entitled to this income?

What is it and who gets paid?

Neighbouring rights are a form of copyright linked to commercially released recordings. When a record is played on radio, TV or performed in public (for instance in bars, restaurants and shops) a royalty, or remuneration as it is called in the neighbouring rights world, is due both to the owner of the master recording (typically a record label) and the performing artist. Performing artists includes singers, instrumentalists and, if they play on the track, studio producers.

How is this income collected?

In order to streamline the process, the rights holder needs to provide the collection societies with detailed information about participating musicians on a recording, including which instruments each person played. This is where Checked Label Services comes in. Through extensive research and a thorough understanding of each individual client’s repertoire and recording circumstances, Checked Label Services Neighbouring Rights ensures that all eligible contributions for each client are uniquely tailored to each society’s local distribution policy, which can vary enormously from territory to territory. 

Exactly how much money is there in neighbouring rights?

According to the latest figures from IFPI, revenue generated through the use of recorded music by broadcasters and public venues increased 4.4% to US$2.1 billion, and remains one of the most consistent growing revenue sources. This stream now accounts for 14% of the industry’s overall global revenue.


Even though the world of neighbouring rights can be confusing, the Checked Label Services Neighbouring Rights team makes it simple. Creators make more with our neighbouring rights service, thanks to our expert team, relationships with international societies, and technology that increases efficiency and transparency. As an alternative source of music income, neighbouring rights can be invaluable for musicians who have some level of international success.

How is the income split?

Generally speaking, 50% is allocated to the rights holder and 50% to the performer. The performer’s share is then split between a featured artist share and a non-featured artist share. Each of these shares are further split based on the particular local rules applied by each of the collection societies. But don't worry, we handle that for you.