What is equitable remuneration?
Equitable remuneration is collected by the SPRÉ, a joint society for phonogram producers and performers. This remuneration is due by radio stations, television stations, sound places and discotheques in application of the regulatory rates adopted by the administrative commission, according to article L. 214-4 of the French Intellectual Property Code.
Equitable remuneration is part of the “neighboring rights” whose management is the exclusive responsibility of Collective Management Organizations (CMO) in application of the Intellectual Property Code.
How does it work?
Music users such as discotheques, bars, restaurants, televisions, radios and non-interactive webradios not dedicated to one or more artists, along with places with sound (retail stores, hotels, etc.) must pay the equitable remuneration. This remuneration is calculated on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or on a flat-rate basis, then collected by the SPRÉ. After deduction of its management costs, it redistributes the sums collected from these users, according to the legal sharing key provided for by the Intellectual Property Code, at the rate of 50% to the “Producers” college (SCPA, a joint company of the SPPF and the SCPP) and 50% to the “Performers” college (ADAMI-SPEDIDAM).
Then the SPPF receives from the SCPA a share of the sums collected as equitable remuneration according to a rate known as the “weighting rate”, calculated between the SPPF and the SCPP by user sector according to the use of their respective catalogs, and then distributes to its beneficiaries according to the criteria and distribution methods approved by its General Assemblies.
Advantages of collective management of your rights by the SPPF
The collective management of rights was implemented by the SPPF from the outset regarding television channels for the broadcasting of music videos and was extended to phonograms for their use, within the framework of the production of background music and telephone on-hold music and in the field of simultaneous and integral cable retransmission.
1 Facilitate the user/producer relationship
2 Boost your musical productions’ visibility
3 Simplify the management of your rights
4 Guarantee the respect of your recordings
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