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, June, September and December. Please find here all dates of payment.
The best way to submit music set lists for performances abroad is via our serviceportal. 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: [email protected]