Neighbouring Rights

If you are an artist, musician, producer or master owner and your music is commercially released and played on radio or TV, then you are entitled to receive neighbouring rights.  CTM Neighbouring Rights can provide a service to collect both national and international neighbouring rights, known as SENA income in the Netherlands.

Musicians, producers and master owners are entitled to payment if their music is played on radio or TV. CTM handles the registration on your behalf and processes the income through your statements worldwide. Don’t leave any of your money outstanding, let CTM Neighbouring Rights collect it for you!

Performing musician or producer
As a performing musician or producer of a track (phonogram), you are legally entitled to receive neighbouring rights payments. In the context of neighbouring rights, a performing musician is an artist or (session) musician who plays an instrument, sings vocals or produces music on a computer. In the context of neighbouring rights, a producer is the party who bears the financial responsibility for the master, also known as the master owner.  In many cases this is the record company, but this can also be the artist themselves in the case of an independent release.

Neighbouring rights income has grown enormously in recent years, and this is also true for the income received by performing musicians who mostly work on a computer instead of in a studio with (session) musicians. 50% of the fee per track is paid to the performing musician and 50% is paid to the producer (master owner/ financier) of the track.

CTM collects worldwide
Most European countries have similar legislation as the Netherlands. This means that if your music is played in other countries, as an artist you are entitled to receive a fee. We will make sure that if your music is played overseas you will be paid for this use.

Digital fingerprinting for producers
The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a digital fingerprint for producer’s repertoire. It is a unique identification number for each individual recording. The ISRC system has been developed in order to keep control over the use of your work. And that is essential in this current digital era.