Distribution from abroad

Distribution from abroad

AKM as well as aus­tro mechana have con­clud­ed rec­i­p­ro­cal con­tracts with numer­ous for­eign licens­ing soci­eties all over the world. Based on these con­tracts the licens­ing soci­eties in the respec­tive coun­tries also act on behalf of the mem­bers of AKM and aus­tro mechana. They col­lect licence fees in their coun­tries for our mem­bers, too, and they then cred­it the roy­al­ty amounts on behalf of our mem­bers to AKM and to aus­tro mechana.

AKM pays out roy­al­ties from abroad to its mem­bers in March, Sep­tem­ber and Decem­ber. Please find here all dates of pay­ment.

The best way to sub­mit music set lists for per­for­mances abroad is via our web ser­vice. As for claims regard­ing dis­tri­b­u­tions from abroad, AKM hands them in to its respon­si­ble sis­ter soci­eties in the respec­tive coun­tries. In order to enable AKM to make a claim the right­ful claimant has to pro­vide detailed data on the broad­casts or per­for­mances con­cerned. It is also advis­able to ver­i­fy whether the roy­al­ties for the coun­try, the dis­tri­b­u­tion peri­od and the dis­tri­b­u­tion class in ques­tion have already been paid out or not before a claim is filed.

In case of ques­tions regard­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion from abroad please con­tact: ausland@akm.at