Neighbouring rights are public performance royalties due to the master owner and the performers on a sound recording.
The copyright for master recording is typically granted to whoever paid for the recording. Master royalties are distributed from DSPs directly and by Re:Sound (and its member organizations).
Performer’s royalties are owed to the featured (typically lead singer or lead instrumentalist) and non-featured performers (typically session musician and background vocalists) on a recording. Neighbouring rights for performers are distributed by (ArtistI, ACTRA/RACS and MROC)
See also ArtistI, ACTRA/RACS and MROC, Sound Exchange, Connect Music« Back to Glossary Index