For Your Royalties
Maximise your royalties no matter where in the
world your music is broadcast.
LoggingRigorous logging of each new work or usage in Airstate’s administration control system. We carefully track the progress over time of each project to maximise royalties.
RegisteringComprehensive databasing of our clients’ recordings which are provided to collecting societies as proof of ownership and to drive royalty tracking activities.
CheckingTriple-checked client registrations with collecting societies to ensure everything remains consistent and correct.
AnalysisDeep forensic analysis of the unique data sets within our proprietary Airstate systems; we uncover new usages of works, which clients may not even be aware of, and spot data inconsistencies that can separate clients from their royalties.
TrackingExtensive royalty tracking processes, including repeated search algorithms on unpaid royalty blackboxes to claim everything that is rightfully due.
PaymentQuarterly royalty distributions and talking through results with our clients.
"As our business has grown, Airstate has become an essential part of catalogue management.
Co-founder String and Tins
"As a composer focusing on music for TV commercials, I’ve needed to register and track works featured in all sorts of media and territories..
"Airstate have been amazingly helpful at getting us up to speed with publishing. They have a very thorough approach to keeping track of everything.."
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Article 13 Approved By European Parliament
MEPs have voted to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – including the controversial Article 13 provision, which has been renamed Article 17. The European Parliament voted on the bill on March 26th, with 348 votes in favour and 274 against.
The provision would make internet platforms liable for copyright-infringing user uploaded material and YouTube and Facebook are among the user content reliant firms that will be affected by the bill. The UK was among 19 member states, including France and Germany, who voted to ratify this change in recent weeks and there will be a two year implementation period now that it has been adopted by the European Parliament.
This is another step on the road to robust protections for creators and copyright owners and we will continue to keep you informed about developments!
TV Commercials Now Pay in Romania
We have recently learned that TV commercials and other broadcast media are now eligible for generating royalties in Romania.
As a result of this development, we have carefully selected a sub-publisher to work with us in this territory and look forward to working with them to maximise the royalties we collect on your behalf!
Victory for Copyright Owners in Europe
Copyright owners have prevailed! The European Parliament has passed proposals, including Article 13, which includes provisions for online platforms to police copyrighted material that appears in user generated content.
The next step is for the European Parliament, the Commission and Council to come together to agree a Directive next year. We will continue to keep you informed of developments on this issue.
During his time, Robert Ashcroft has transformed PRS for Music, modernising its operations, building a world class management team and leading it to significant growth during a time of unprecedented change. Under Robert’s leadership PRS for Music has been at the forefront of this change, transforming the way in which online services are licensed and launching three industry joint ventures: ICE, NMP and PPL PRS Ltd, each designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of collective rights management.
We look forward to welcoming Robert's successor next year and are excited about the possibilities ahead.
PRS Are Changing The Royalty Rates for TV
PRS TV rates are changing! From the October 2018 distribution, the way that BBC, BSKYB - and eventually, all your TV performance royalties - are calculated is going to be weighted with greater favour to better reflect in favour of consumption and the channels which broadcast the greatest share of music.
You may also be interested to learn that the time of day bands PRS use are increasing from two to three, which will provide a truer representation of a channel's audience at any given time of the day.
For more information on all of these changes, please check out this link.
Commercials in Germany
If you Sprechen Sie Deutsch, we've got a press release for you to read. If your German is nicht so gut, we'll let you know that it says that Soundmouse has been appointed by GEMA to run recognition on tv adverts in Germany - which should lead to more comprehensive advert royalty distributions. Airstate has you covered for this as we manage your Soundmouse account on your behalf, but please remember to keep sending us your recordings.
Creators Rights Fight
The #CreatorsRightsFight continues in the EU parliament. After an initial setback in a vote earlier this month, the directive will return to the chamber on September 12th. Please continue to lobby your EU parliamentarian to fight for your rights - more information can be found here.
Billions of dollars of royalty income!
PRS has recently released figures for 2017 which show that its revenues have risen to more than £700 million. Also, the German collecting society GEMA has announced its income for 2017 topped €1.07 billion, and in the USA ASCAP has reported an income of $1.059 billion. Airstate is helping to make sure you get your fair slice of this growing pie!
Royalties from Chile
In general the Latin American performing rights organisations simply do not pay royalties for music broadcast in commercials. However, Chile does! So please don’t forget to tell us about all your Chilean commercial projects!
PRS Using Sondmouse For TV Adverts
PRS for Music are now using Soundmouse's music recognition technology to help them track works in TV adverts.
Airstate already manages your Soundmouse account on your behalf, adding all the music files you send to us with full metadata. Please keep sending your audio files through as early as possible!
Claim Period Reduced For French Royalties
The claim period for royalties in France is being reduced from ten to five years. It will decrease by one year every year until it reaches five, starting in 2018. All the team at Airstate wishes you a very happy Christmas season and a great start to the New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2018 and beyond!
ASCAP’s claim window has been shortened
Claims for your commercials aired before October 2014 will no longer be considered (unless they’ve already been lodged).
Going forward, new claims must be received by ASCAP within a month of the last quarter during which your commercial went to air.
It’s essential that you let Airstate know about your US commercials as soon as possible so we don’t miss this new shortened window..
PRS - Commercials in Cinemas - top 100 rule
PRS has informed us that royalties for commercials in cinemas are only paid out on adverts aired alongside the top 100 grossing films in a given period.. So, don’t forget to let us know about any of your projects airing in cinemas, as this helps us ensure that we are pursuing every avenue to maximise the royalties we are collecting on your behalf.
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