Neighboring Rights

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. We understand the intricacies of neighboring rights and have the expertise to effectively manage and maximize your revenue streams.

1710Media specializes in the management and monetization of neighboring rights for music performers and recording artists. Neighboring rights are a crucial aspect of the music industry, representing the rights associated with the public performance and broadcasting of recorded music.

Our service encompasses a range of key elements, including royalty collection, worldwide royalty tracking, registration with collection societies and CMOs, rights management, auditing and dispute resolution, and comprehensive reporting. We work diligently to collect neighboring rights royalties from various sources, including radio and TV broadcasts, live performances, digital platforms, and public venues.

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:

  • 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. This allows you to focus on your creative work while professionals handle the administrative aspects of rights management.

  • Maximizing Earnings: Registering for neighboring rights administration services helps you maximize your earnings by tapping into additional revenue streams. Neighboring rights royalties are separate from traditional copyright royalties, such as mechanical and performance royalties, so registering can increase your overall income and provide a more comprehensive revenue stream.

  • 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. Our team ensures that your recordings are properly registered to establish your ownership and facilitate the collection of royalties.

  • Royalty Collection & Reporting: We collect royalties on behalf of performers, record labels, and rights holders for the public performance, broadcast, and cable retransmission of their recordings. 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: After collecting neighboring rights royalties, 1710Media distributes the royalties to the music performers, recording artists, and record labels we represent. We provide detailed royalty statements, outlining the sources of income and the specific recordings or performances generating the royalties.

  • Worldwide Administration: Our network and affiliations enable us to collect neighboring rights royalties in Nigeria and other territories and markets worldwide. We work with collecting societies and neighboring rights organizations globally to ensure that you receive payments from international sources.

  • Protection and Enforcement: 1710Media actively works to protect and enforce performers' rights. We monitor and track the usage of recorded music, identify unauthorized uses, and can take legal action against infringers. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Consultation and Guidance: 1710Media provides consultation and guidance to music performers and recording artists on neighboring rights-related matters. This includes advice on maximizing revenue from neighboring rights, optimizing repertoire registration, and understanding the intricacies of neighboring rights administration.


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

Neighbouring Rights, also known as Related Rights, are the rights granted to performers and phonogram producers (the record label that pays for the recording). 

The term “Neighbouring Rights” is used to refer to income from certain uses of a recording. Indeed, each time a track is reproduced and broadcasted, Neighbouring rights income is generated and collected. The scope varies depending on the country, but generally, neighbouring rights income is collected for:   

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

To begin with, if you are eligible for Neighbouring Rights, you are entitled to it: you are eligible if you hold the master rights (as a master owner or license for example) which means you must be either the original sound recording rights owner, or these rights must have been granted to you by the original sound recording rights owner. This grant of rights must be explicitly mentioned in a contract. 

But above all, Neighbouring Rights are an important and regular share of a label's revenue: everywhere in the world, users and broadcasters are paying for the use of music. Part of this income is managed collectively, being gathered and redistributed in most countries by Collective Management Organization (CMO).  

Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the data and processes involved, many record labels and rights holder do not collect their share.

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. 

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.

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