Neighboring Rights Administration Service

Our Neighboring Rights Administration services cater to Performers, Record labels, and other rights owners, providing comprehensive support in managing and monetizing neighboring rights for Sound recordings. 


Music performers and Recording artists can focus on their artistic pursuits while entrusting the administration, collection, and monetization of their neighboring rights royalties to 1710Media.

As a music performer or recording artist, you invest your time, talent, and energy into creating captivating music. However, it's equally important to protect and monetize the rights associated with your performances and recordings. This is where our neighboring rights administration service comes in. 

1710Media specializes in the management and monetization of neighboring rights for music performers, recording artists, and other rights owners. Our service encompasses a range of key elements, including royalty collection, worldwide royalty tracking, registration with collection societies and CMOs, rights management, auditing, and comprehensive reporting.

Neighboring rights are a crucial aspect of the music industry, representing the rights associated with the public performance and broadcasting of recorded music. With our global network of relationships with collection societies and CMOs, we ensure that your royalties are collected from around the world, regardless of where your music is played or performed.


There are several benefits to signing up for Neighboring Rights Administration, a few of which are illustrated below:

  • Additional Revenue Stream: Additional sources of income are generated from the public performances and broadcasts of sound recordings, such as on radio, TV, live performances, and digital platforms. It provides an opportunity to earn royalties beyond traditional income streams like sales, publishing, and streaming.

  • Recognition and Compensation for Performers: Neighboring Rights ensure that performers, including session musicians, backing vocalists, producers, and featured artists, receive recognition and compensation for their contributions to sound recordings. 

  • Fair Compensation for Rights Holders: Neighboring Rights also benefit rights holders, such as record labels and producers, by providing them with a share of the royalties generated from the public performance of sound recordings. 

  • Global Royalty Collection: Neighboring Rights royalties can be collected globally, as neighboring rights organizations exist in Nigeria and other various countries around the world. This allows performers and rights holders to receive royalties from performances and broadcasts in different territories, maximizing their earnings potential.

  • Support for Independent Artists: Neighboring Rights royalties can benefit independent artists and smaller labels who may rely on these additional revenues to fund their music production and career development. 

  • Assistance for Session Musicians: Session musicians, who are hired to perform on various recordings, can benefit from Neighboring Rights royalties. It offers them a chance to earn income based on the success and usage of the recordings they have contributed to, even if they are not featured artists.

  • Incentive for Quality Production: Neighboring Rights royalties provide an incentive for rights holders to invest in high-quality sound recordings. Ensuring fair compensation for their efforts, encourages the production of well-crafted recordings, leading to a higher standard of music and enhancing the overall listening experience for consumers.

  • Long-Term Income: Neighboring Rights royalties continue to be earned throughout the lifespan of a sound recording. As the recording is played and performed over time, musicians can enjoy ongoing revenue from their past performances, providing long-term income support even when they are not actively involved in recording or touring.

  • Efficient Administration: 1710Media handles the complex and time-consuming administrative tasks associated with royalty collection. We ensure accurate tracking, reporting, and distribution of royalties, relieving you of the burden of managing these processes yourself. 

  • Global Network and Expertise: 1710Media has a strong global network and expertise in the complexities of neighboring rights administration. We stay updated with international regulations, licensing practices, and market trends to effectively navigate the evolving landscape of neighboring rights.

Sign up for Neighboring Rights

Get started with Neighboring Rights Admin Registration.
Complete the form below to begin the process. 

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Here are the Features included in our Neighboring Rights Administration Service:

Registration and Administration: We handle the administrative tasks associated with neighboring rights, including registration of your sound recordings with relevant collecting societies and neighboring rights organizations. 

Rights Management and Metadata: We assist in managing and maintaining accurate metadata for your sound recordings. This includes information about performers, featured artists, composers, and other rights holders. 

Direct Relationships: Our direct affiliations with over 65 collection societies all around the world mean we can register and claim quickly, whilst having the ability to counterclaim at the source of the issue.

Worldwide Royalty Tracking: Our service tracks and monitors performances and usages of sound recordings in Nigeria and other countries where your neighboring rights are recognized. 

Royalty Collection: By registering, you ensure that you receive the royalties you are entitled to when your music is played on radio, TV, in public venues, or through digital platforms.

Royalty Distribution: We ensure accurate and timely distribution of royalties to the respective performers and rights holders based on the agreements and rights ownership. 

Royalty Statement and Reporting: We provide detailed royalty statements and financial reports, giving performers and rights holders a transparent overview of their earnings and the sources of revenue generated from neighboring rights.

Rights Monitoring and Enforcement: Our Neighbouring Rights Admin services can help you to enforce your neighboring rights by taking legal action against unauthorized use of your recorded performances and broadcasts.

Performer and Rights Holder Representation: 1710Media acts as a representative for performers and rights holders in dealings with CMOs, neighboring rights organizations, and other entities involved in the collection and distribution of neighboring rights royalties.

Consultation and Guidance: 1710Media provides consultation and guidance to music performers and recording artists on neighboring rights-related matters. 


Check out some of the Most Frequently asked questions relating to Neighboring Rights Administration:

Neighboring rights refer to the rights of performers and recording artists to receive compensation for the use of their performances.

These rights are separate from copyright and are associated with the actual recordings of the music rather than the underlying compositions. Neighboring rights cover public performances, broadcasts, and digital uses of recordings.

Neighboring rights income is collected for:   

  • Broadcasts (on the radio, television, and certain forms of internet broadcast such as non-interactive streaming)  
  • Public performance (clubs, bars, restaurants, shops, bowling alleys, …)   
  • Private copying 

Our neighboring rights administration service helps you manage and monetize your neighboring rights royalties effectively. We have the expertise, resources, and connections to collect and distribute your royalties from various sources, such as radio airplay, TV broadcasts, digital streaming platforms, and public performances.

We ensure you receive the rightful compensation for your recorded performances.

1710Media offers a range of services, including royalty collection, worldwide monitoring of performances, registration of recordings with collecting societies, accurate data management and reporting, licensing and synchronization opportunities, and comprehensive rights administration.

We work to maximize your neighboring rights earnings and handle the administrative tasks involved.

Yes, you can work with a neighboring rights administrator even if you already have a music publisher. In fact, many artists and performers choose to work with both entities to ensure comprehensive management of their rights and royalties. Our neighboring rights administration service focuses specifically on collecting and administering your neighboring rights royalties, while your music publisher handles other aspects of your music business.

Neighboring rights and publishing rights (rights to the musical composition) are two completely separate businesses.

These have to do with sound recordings. Record labels and performing artists own the rights to sound recordings. Therefore, record labels and performing artists collect neighboring rights royalties.

Publishing rights have to do with musical compositions and songwriting. Publishers and composers/songwriters own the rights to compositions.

Therefore, composers/songwriters (and publishers/publishing administrators if the composer is signed with a publisher/publishing administrator) collect any publishing-related royalties (performance royalties, mechanical royalties, etc.).

A neighboring right is a sound recording… what a performing right is to a musical composition.

Neighboring rights are to performing artists/record labels… what performing rights are to songwriters/composers/publishers.

Neighboring rights collection societies are to neighboring rights… what Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) are to performing rights.

We are in direct contact with the main CMOs around the world, this allows us great coverage of your rights. 1710Media frees you from any administrative burden by taking care of all registrations, conflict management, and claiming, to make sure your income is collected to the fullest.   

Bear in mind that all CMOs have their own schedule and rules, however, a retroactive collection can be possible depending on the national legislation in each country. We'll fully collect your rights wherever possible.   

Each CMO collects the neighboring rights in its territory and distributes them to its members. As mentioned, they all have their own schedule and rules (frequency and the number of payments for example). Once 1710Media gets the payment from CMOs, we redistribute them to you quarterly. 

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela