Neighboring Rights

Neighboring rights get their name from the master recording copyright, which “neighbors” the song copyright. Neighboring rights refer to the copyright protection of performers (musicians, vocalists) and owners of master recordings with regards to public performance, private copying, hometaping, and lending rights internationally.

These rights are fully separate and additional from the song copyright royalties covered by ASCAP, BMI, PRS/MCPS, SACEM, HFA, etc.

Neighboring rights are less well-known than songwriting/publishing rights, and each territory treats legal eligibilities for collection slightly differently.

With direct affiliations in every major territory, and many years working with and for neighboring rights performance rights organizations, Rident is uniquely situated to handle your neighboring rights collections worldwide.