There is a common misconception that AM/FM radio, satellite radio, and other audio services are the only payers of neighboring rights. In many territories, neighboring rights are also paid for TV and films.
These royalties are driven by traditional broadcasts, cable retransmission, theater uses, and more.
Each neighboring rights CMO has different laws and standards regarding the eligibility of production music for neighboring rights protection.
Many CMOs do not pay royalties for TV/film due to local legislation regarding eligibility. Other CMOs restrict collection to only include commercially released music with an assigned ISRC, often leaving out scores, themes, audio logos, and more. As a result, when a production writer signs up for worldwide collection with a CMO that does not pay neighboring rights for TV/film, they may not receive their neighboring rights from territories where these uses are eligible.
As each CMO has different policies and claims implementation standards, a direct approach is required in each territory. With direct affiliations and daily workflows with every major CMO internatoinally, and deep knowledge of the local legislation and distribution rules, we offer an effortless process to maximize their neighboring rights earnings internationally.
What Rident Does
Rident registers your repertoire to the exact specifications of every territory’s CMO directly, ensuring you receive your full neighboring rights revenue.
Rident compares your repertoire against local airplay lists ensuring no income goes uncollected.
Rident is the leading neighboring rights agency for media composers, having paid over $8.5 million to media composers to date.
Rident is an independent agency with global reach. We have experience working with every major CMO in the world, as well as experience of former employees of CMOs.
Rident works off a pre-determined commission of royalties collected, with no hidden or upfront fees.