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PUBLISHERS
Details about affiliation, the repertoire payment, and other royalties and services for publishers.

Publisher Repertoire Payment

Our publisher repertoire payment is funded from three sources:

  • Royalties collected from licensees where it is impossible or impractical for us to collect information on the actual works that they have used (this is allocated 50-50 to our publisher and creator affiliates).
  • An allocation of 15% of all revenue available for distribution (this is allocated 50-50 to our publisher and creator affiliates) in recognition of the value our affiliates provide to our repertoire.
  • An allocation of 50% of the royalties available for distribution from public libraries, the corporate sector and the not-for-profit sector.

Publisher repertoire royalties are shared between all affiliated publishers based on revenue totals reported by them to Access Copyright.

Points are awarded based on sales that are reported to us by publishers subject to verification by Access Copyright. The total awarded points are divided into the total publishers' repertoire pool to yield a dollars-per-point figure, and then the dollars are divided accordingly.

Publisher Sales Category  Points 
up to 1,000 
1,001 - 50,000 
50,001 - 100,000 
100,001 - 500,000 
500,001 - 2,500,000  10 
2,500,001 - 10,000,000  20 
10,000,001 - 100,000,000  40 
over 100,000,000 55 

Affiliated publishers will be eligible for the Publisher Repertoire Payment as long as they affiliated with Access Copyright by the end of the previous year.

For example, publishers who become an affiliate of Access Copyright by the end of 2016 will be eligible for the Publisher Repertoire Payment in 2017.

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