The SCPP distributes to its members the sums collected on their behalf. This information is processed by specific information technology resources which accurately associate each actual use with a remuneration. The detailed calculations are set out in the appendix of this document
The SCPP distributes the fees generated abroad
Thanks to the bilateral and reciprocal agreements signed by the SCPP with a large number of international collective management societies, the SCPP's members, via the SCPP, are able to collect the fees that their creations have generated by being broadcast and/or reproduced abroad.
The SCPP has signed agreements with the following societies in particular: Sound Exchange (USA), GVL (Germany), PPL (RU), SENA (Netherlands), Gramex (Finland), IFPI Svenska Gruppen (Sweden), Grammo (Greece), Soproq (Canada), SCF (Italy), Bundesverband Musik Industrie (Germany), Jamms (Jamaica), UMA (Ukraine), RPA (Russia), OFPS (Serbia) and SIMIM (Belgium).
1 - Sound recordings
Equitable Remuneration is primarily distributed by the SCPP based on the broadcasting records that users send to the SPRE and which include the names of all tracks broadcast by the broadcaster during a whole year and the broadcasting time for each of the tracks. The amount allocated to each sound recording depends on its total broadcast duration throughout the year.
The distributions are carried out on a pro rata basis according to this duration in relation to the total broadcasting duration of all sound recordings broadcast by a given broadcaster. The distribution takes place in June and November of the year following the collection.
• For radio stations in charge of a network and radio stations affiliated to a radio station in charge of a network, the distribution is carried out according to the broadcasting records kept by the radio stations.
• For national radio stations , the distribution is carried out on a pro rata basis for the broadcasting of each sound recording.
• For Radio France, the majority of the sums collected are distributed on a pro rata basis according to the broadcast duration. The balance is distributed on a pro rata basis according to the producer's sales.
• For local, non-affiliated radio stations, the majority of the sums collected are distributed according to a sample group created by Yacast, according to the broadcasting duration (75%). The balance is distributed on a pro rata basis according to the sales and the broadcast duration
of the sound recording (25%).
Public places with sound systems (shops, supermarkets and hypermarkets, cafés, restaurants, etc.): the distribution is carried out at the following rates: 10% according to the records of professional sound system operators, 57% according to the broadcasting records of
radio stations and 33% based on the sales and the duration of programmes. These rates may vary according to the studies performed by Yacast on the sources of sound
systems in stores (2,652 sites questioned).
Nightclubs: remunerations are allocated on the basis of Yacast's monitoring of 100 nightclubs, on a pro rata basis according to the number of broadcasts of each sound recording.
Television stations: since 2009, the distribution has been carried out at 75% based on the television stations' records and 25% based on sales. The majority of the remuneration collected on behalf of producers is distributed on a pro rata basis according to the sales and the duration of the sound recordings. The balance is distributed on a pro rata basis according to the broadcasting of sound recordings by radio stations. The distribution takes place in June and November of the year following the collection.
Other uses of so und reco rdings (right to authorise)
The other uses of sound recordings are governed by the producer's right to authorise. In this case, to obtain the rights of reproduction, provision and/or transmission to the public, the user enters into a contract with the SCPP. In the framework of General Contracts of Common Interest,
the user undertakes to provide records of broadcasting and/or reproduction that mention, in particular, the titles, names of performers, name of the label and the actual broadcasting duration of the sound recordings transmitted to the public. The distribution takes place in June and November of the year following the collection.
Sound systems installed in public places: while the broadcasting of sound recordings in a public place is governed by Equitable Remuneration, their reproduction, on the other hand, is governed by the right to authorise (Droit d'autoriser). On these grounds, the sound system operator pays a remuneration that is distributed according to the number of reproductions on physical media of sound recordings in the producer's register for the sound system, or according to the turnover with a minimum guaranteed amount per site (via satellite/ADSL broadband/automated broadcasting system). Supply and use of call waiting recordings: The amounts collected in consideration for the reproduction right and the public transmission right are distributed to each producer according to the actual uses of their sound recordings (number of reproductions and number of lines).
2 - MUSIC VIDEOS
Copie Privée Audiovisuelle (Private Audiovisual Copying)
The SCPP allocates the revenues collected on a pro rata basis according to the revenues from the broadcasting of music videos collected by the entitled parties over the same period. The distribution takes place in June and November of the year following the collection.
Other uses of music videos (right to authorise)
Distribution is on a monthly basis for generalinterest channels. A predefined tariff is applied to each broadcast declared by the user. Distribution is on a quarterly basis for music channels. The fees depend on the broadcaster’s revenue, with a guaranteed minimum amount.
Dist ribution of financial products:
The financial products earned during the year are distributed in full to the society members in the month of December of the same year.
The SCPP manages the additional proportional remuneration owed to musicians, singers and singing artists. The Collective Agreement on Phonographic Publishing (Convention collective de l’édition phonographique - CCNE P) makes provision for producers of sound recordings, via their management companies, to pay a proportion of the sums that they collected between 1989 and 2008 in the framework of exclusive rights, to musicians, singers and singing artists.
This remuneration is added to the Equitable Remuneration and the remuneration for Private Copying managed by the ADAMI and SPEDIDAM.
For sound recordings and music videos broadcast since 2009, the SCPP and the SPPF shall pay the 6% owed to musicians, along with the data allowing for their distribution to the ADAMI.