PPL REGISTRATION SERVICES
PPL is a society that collects royalties for master rights holders and performers on a recording.
PPL registration helps Maori Music to exploit your music for Film / TV Sync Promo as well as compilation album and in-store music placements etc.
Please ensure your songs are registered with Maori Music to be fully eligible for this.
PPL Royalties are often termed Neighbouring Rights Royalties.
Neighbouring Rights royalties go to the performers on a recording, allowing them to collect income for playing an instrument even if they didn't write the song.
The owner of the recording, traditionally the administering record label, can also collect royalties whenever the master recording is used on TV, Radio & many other outlets.
Neighbouring Rights can be administered for you through Confidential Records.
For Foreign releases (other than digital releases) and Advertisements, where appropriate, we may opt to work through a network of sub-publishers to recover any Neigbouring Rights royalties due to you.
If your music was released by a third-party record label then it is their responsibility to ensure that your PPL registrations are correctly made.
If you are a sole performer and a member of the PPL yourself, then it is your responsibility to ensure that your PPL registrations are correctly made.
Otherwise, if you've released your own music on your own DIY Label / Imprint either digitally or physically then you certainly need to make sure your PPL / Neighbouring Rights position is secured and we can do that for you!
We can represent Performers and Independent Record Labels alike for this purpose, but if your release is already registered with PPL it is not necessary to register it through us as well.
Releases through Confidential Records, are automatically registered for you.
PERFORMERS ROLES / SHARES
Performers can include contributing artists, background singers, session musicians, sound engineers, producers, arrangers etc., and they receive the combined "performer's share" (50%).
Confidential Records retains the "rightsholder's share" (50%).