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

Publisher Repertoire Payment

Access Copyright will distribute this year’s Publisher repertoire payment to eligible publisher affiliates on November 21, 2018.

If you receive royalties from us by cheque, it will be mailed to you on November 21. Due to rotating strikes by Canada Post workers, it may take longer than usual for your cheque to arrive.

If you receive royalties from us by direct deposit, please allow up to two business days for your payment, which will be made on November 21, to appear in your bank account.

All publisher affiliates who completed a repertoire claim by August 31 will receive a portion of this year’s payment.

This year’s payment will be based on publishing revenue reported to us for the 2016 fiscal year.

More information on the publisher repertoire payment can be found by reading our Frequently Asked Questions or emailing us at

Changes to our distribution reporting

We have recently moved to online notifications and distribution reporting for creator and publisher rightsholders. This is part of our commitment to serve you better and provide timely information about our royalty distributions; we hope you find it helpful.

Accessing your distribution report

Your distribution report, which details this year’s publisher repertoire payment, is available in your online portal account. To review the report, please visit the publisher portal and login with your user name and password.

Unsure of your login credentials? Email us at and we would be pleased to assist you.

How to access your report: After logging into the portal, you’ll see your distribution letter and report on the left side of your screen. The distribution report uses the same format as the reports Access Copyright has previously sent to you. We hope online reporting, which we have implemented with this distribution, will provide your distribution details to you more efficiently. If you prefer to receive paper notifications and reports, please email us at and we would be happy to coordinate this for you.

For Safari users: You will need to perform one extra step after downloading your report, which will initially appear as a text file. Please find the report file in your Download folder and remove the ".txt" portion of the file name to access a PDF copy of your report.

Access Copyright is moving. As of December 3, 2018, our new address will be 69 Yonge Street, Suite 1100, Toronto ON, M5E 1K3. Email addresses and phone extensions will remain the same.