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Which categories are paid out? Which belong to performing rights, broadcasting rights and mechanical rights?

These categories belong to the performing rights:

  • International income distribution (sister organisations) A AR
  • Concerts of serious music of all types (E)
  • Serious music direct accounting (net individual accounting) (ED)
  • Serious music performances by means of mechanical devices (EM)
  • Stage music (BM)
  • Music in church services (Ki)
  • Events with entertainment or dance music (U)
  • Entertainment music direct accounting (UD)
  • Entertainment music playback (M)
  • Discotheques (DK, DK VR) 


​​​​​​​These categories belong to the broadcasting rights:

  • International income distribution (sister organisations) A AR
  • Broadcasting rights in TV broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of TV broadcasts (FS (Grand Rights))
  • Broadcasting rights in radio broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of radio broadcasts (R (Grand Rights))
  • Sound radio/radio (R, R VR)
  • Television (FS, FS VR)
  • Sound film (T)
  • Sound film on TV (T FS, T FS VR)
  • Sound film direct accounting (TD, TD VR)


These categories belong to the mechanical rights:

  • International income distribution for mechanical rights (A VR)
  • Mechanical rights audiovisual recordings (BT VR)
  • Playback of music in discotheques with mechanical devices (DK, DK VR VR)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These categories belong to the performing and mechanical rights:

  • Streaming on mixed online platforms (GOP, GOP VR)
  • Playback of works as a ringtone melody (KMOD, KMOD VR)
  • Music on Demand Download (MOD D, MOD D VR)
  • Music on Demand Streaming (MOD S, MOD S VR)
  • Mechanical rights sound recordings (PHO VR)
  • Video on Demand Download (VOD D, VOD D VR)
  • Video on Demand Streaming (VOD S, VOD S VR)
  • Websites (WEB, WEB VR)

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​​​​​​​Good to know: Online categories are paid out in both rights categories performing rights (AR) and mechanical rights (VR), the ratio of the split of the total amount is 1/3 : 2/3. The weighting is aligned with the distinction Streaming (focus on AR) and Download (focus on VR).

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